Skip to comments.Montenegro Church Depicts Tito, Marx and Engels in Hell
Posted on 02/01/2014 6:34:09 AM PST by marshmallow
A church in Montenegro has sparked controversy by displaying a fresco depicting Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito in the fires of hell with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
The newly built Church of Resurrection in the capital Podgorica has already drawn criticism for its lavish design.
Critics now say the church should not be interfering in politics.
Works by philosophers Marx and Engels were required reading when Montenegro was part of communist Yugoslavia.
One church leader, named only as Dragan, told the Agence France-Presse news agency that Marx, Engels and Tito "personify communist evil in the Balkans" and the artist should be "allowed the freedom to see things as he wishes".
However, he added: "He cannot judge, in the name of the Church, who belongs in hell or heaven."
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The Church will ALWAYS “interfere” in politics when politicians are committing sins. Being our conscience is her job. SOMEONE has to do it since people IGNORE their own conscience.
Nero Wolfe wasn’t particularly religious, but I think he would have approved.
I commend the artist.
I have no problem with this.
Dante put some popes in hell too. It’s what artists do.
Based on the last good thing A&E made in my mind, that Nero probably would have too. Got the DVDs out last night.
Do I see Mao and Stalin behind them?
Would the artist accept contributions to work Obama and Clinton somewhere in there as well?
It’s refreshing to see an artist and a church that is willing take a stand for Good in the real world, and not merely in a theoretical or hypothetical sense.
In our country, who is willing to speak out plainly against the evil right in front of us? Who is willing to call out our own Lucifer 0bama, and all of his heinous conspirators for evil? No large religious organization would think of uttering a word against Caesar for such an act would jeopardize their tax exempt status.
I’ve heard that Chuck Baldwin was pretty good, any others?
Had the church not interfered with politics, we’d still have slavery.
I applaud the church for telling the truth.
Didn’t Tito at least have the balls to stand up to Stalin?
“Do I see Mao and Stalin behind them?”
This is not a joke. Take a look at the close up. Am I correct?
I want a copy for my den.
Some Popes need to be represented as in the Lake of Fire. Like the Borja Pope.
You’re correct about Stalin (he’s behind and in between Marx and Engels). The other man (behind Tito and Marx) is Lenin.
Where else would they be?
Let’s take up a collection so we can have him add Ted Kennedy to the painting.
It’s about morality, not politics.
When Cesena complained to the pope and asked him to tell Michelangelo to remove it, the pope slyly retorted, “If he put you in purgatory, I could do something for you, but not even the pope can get you out of hell!”