Skip to comments.Irreverent Iconoclasm
Posted on 09/07/2013 1:24:03 PM PDT by matthewrobertolson
"During a re-watch of an episode of 'Rev.' a fictional British show following the life of an Anglican priest at his church I noticed a remark that quite literally made me jump out of my seat. In an anti-Catholic diatribe, the main character complained about our 'vain, tasteless, demanding God who loves gold.'"
"There has been a shift towards iconoclasm in our shamelessly secular culture. I suppose that the movement never went away, even after the Second Council of Nicaea ruled against it, but many seem to have morphed into outright modern-day Savonarolas."
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If you are the author, what seems to have caused you to excerpt this?
Because I authored it specifically for that website, I think it’s only appropriate to link to it. :)
There’s no shame in iconoclasm, since God is the ultimate iconoclast.
Uh oh, you’ve invoked the wrath of FR’s self-appointed blog cop. Prepare to be bombarded by “blog pimp” pictures from him and his band of nitwits.
Has your account been suspended, or what?
I think I know! Despite what you think, Mr. Humble, I loved this!
Savonarola was not an iconoclast. He hated rich people and luxuries, not images or icons as such.
He was actually a very interesting guy, though not one you'd probably want to have a beer with. :)
Where’s the peanut gallery? Running late? Or are you the last blog cop standing?
In "A Grief Observed" by C. S. Lewis, I believe he uses that phrase.
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Savonarola was an interesting guy. But he absolutely hated art. Bonfire of the Vanities, anyone? And his children brigade was particularly creepy. I’ve actually had lunch in the restaurant on the spot where he was executed.
You’re funny, humble.
I wasn’t being sarcastic. You really do make me laugh.
Okay. I’ll keep all of that in mind.
Some folks "get it".. some don't.
Yes there is: fundamentally iconoclasm denies the reality of the Incarnation. Christ, while fully Divine, consubtantial and coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, is also fully human, of a body and rational soul subsisting, like us in all things excepting sin. He is thus, as we are, depictable.
You might reread Genesis -- God does not smash icons of Himself, He creates them: "...come let Us make Man in our image and likeness..." In the Greek LXX, the word Englished as image is iconos, icon.