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Montenegro Church Depicts Tito, Marx and Engels in Hell
BBC ^ | 1/31/14

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 02/01/2014 6:34:09 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

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.


2 posted on 02/01/2014 6:39:43 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: marshmallow

Nero Wolfe wasn’t particularly religious, but I think he would have approved.


3 posted on 02/01/2014 6:40:08 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: marshmallow
Critics now say the church should not be interfering in politics.

The Church says that critics shouldn't interfere with right religion.

Church requests said critics send in photos of themselves as expansion of the apse takes place.
4 posted on 02/01/2014 6:41:50 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: marshmallow

I commend the artist.


5 posted on 02/01/2014 6:45:02 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: marshmallow

I have no problem with this.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 6:47:36 AM PST by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: marshmallow

Dante put some popes in hell too. It’s what artists do.


7 posted on 02/01/2014 6:49:33 AM PST by madprof98
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To: grimalkin

Me either.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 6:58:13 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Based on the last good thing A&E made in my mind, that Nero probably would have too. Got the DVDs out last night.


9 posted on 02/01/2014 6:59:46 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: marshmallow

Do I see Mao and Stalin behind them?


10 posted on 02/01/2014 7:02:38 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: marshmallow

Would the artist accept contributions to work Obama and Clinton somewhere in there as well?


11 posted on 02/01/2014 7:11:30 AM PST by Truth29
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To: marshmallow

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?


12 posted on 02/01/2014 7:11:53 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: marshmallow

Had the church not interfered with politics, we’d still have slavery.

I applaud the church for telling the truth.


13 posted on 02/01/2014 7:12:50 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: marshmallow

Didn’t Tito at least have the balls to stand up to Stalin?


14 posted on 02/01/2014 7:29:06 AM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: CrazyIvan

“Do I see Mao and Stalin behind them?”

This is not a joke. Take a look at the close up. Am I correct?


15 posted on 02/01/2014 7:31:40 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: marshmallow

I want a copy for my den.


16 posted on 02/01/2014 7:35:13 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: marshmallow

17 posted on 02/01/2014 7:49:06 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: madprof98

Some Popes need to be represented as in the Lake of Fire. Like the Borja Pope.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 8:16:59 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: CrazyIvan

You’re correct about Stalin (he’s behind and in between Marx and Engels). The other man (behind Tito and Marx) is Lenin.

COMPARE:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/Religion/post/2011/06/dalai-lama-china-marx-communism/1#.Uu0hnP1Bok8


19 posted on 02/01/2014 8:33:00 AM PST by Redmen4ever
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ph


20 posted on 02/01/2014 8:52:07 AM PST by xone
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To: marshmallow

Where else would they be?


21 posted on 02/01/2014 8:59:15 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: CrazyIvan

Let’s take up a collection so we can have him add Ted Kennedy to the painting.


22 posted on 02/01/2014 9:17:11 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: marshmallow
Saul Alinsky should be in it, too.
23 posted on 02/01/2014 9:41:35 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: marshmallow

It’s about morality, not politics.


24 posted on 02/01/2014 11:10:46 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016. / Obama=Unspeakable Audacity)
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To: marshmallow

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!”

http://stlouisreview.com/article/2013-08-21/dear-father-no-amount


25 posted on 02/01/2014 1:48:15 PM PST by scrabblehack
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