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Nautilus Design On St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral In Boston Sparks Controversy
Huffington Post ^

Posted on 02/10/2014 8:24:34 PM PST by Epistolizer

The pediment of The Cathedral Church Of St. Paul in Boston has stood empty for 190 years, as the builders of the impressive Greek Revival structure ran out of money during the initial construction phase. It was finally completed in May of 2013, but since then it's come under fire for its unusual design, which features a backlit nautilus sculpture.

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TOPICS: Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: abominationtogod; anglican; boston; christianity; episcopagan; episcopal; fauxchristians; gaychurch; homosexualagenda; huffpo; massachusetts; pagan; playingchurch; religion
If that a shamed of the Christian faith, might as well close up shop and go home.
1 posted on 02/10/2014 8:24:34 PM PST by Epistolizer
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To: Epistolizer

No worries here, episcopalians left Christianity a while back.


2 posted on 02/10/2014 8:28:14 PM PST by xone
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To: xone
You beat me to it.

My whole family is from the Episcopalian church. My uncle is a Bishop of a major US city. I left it, many years later I got saved many years later after I heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and was invited to respond to it.

3 posted on 02/10/2014 8:32:56 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Epistolizer

I guess they don’t want to offeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeend non-Christians.


4 posted on 02/10/2014 8:33:11 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Epistolizer

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=very+interesting+but+stupid&FORM=VIRE2#view=detail&mid=460EC08681F7AD4588FF460EC08681F7AD4588FF

Arte Johnson said it well.


5 posted on 02/10/2014 8:33:32 PM PST by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: Epistolizer
His post was in response to a video that was recently put online by the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts that explained the story of how the nautilus pediment design came to be. In it, the artist Donald Lipski explained that "I was trying to think of a symbol or an image that would be spiritual but not be religious."

What utter Hubris

6 posted on 02/10/2014 8:35:51 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Epistolizer
They hired a secular idiot artiste and ended up with just what they asked for. Squat. But as one commenter reminded us, the Chief Priestess Shori was an expert on cephalopods, ie, squids and octopuses; and yes, nautiluses fit in that family. Too bad her squidness had no grounding in Christian theology before being "elected" to the high office of Pisky Priestess.
7 posted on 02/10/2014 8:35:55 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Epistolizer

Episcopalians are not Christians. They’re just becoming more open about it.


8 posted on 02/10/2014 8:44:44 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

There is more Christianity in Mormonism than Epsicopalianism.


9 posted on 02/10/2014 8:45:13 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Epistolizer

I was senior warden of a very old (1832) Episcopal church in Tennessee back in the early 80s.
I guess it was just too good for the homosexuals and other assorted leftist to pass up.
It is so sad what became of the once great denomination.
I now attend the Catholic church.


10 posted on 02/10/2014 8:48:08 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Salvavida

I left my diocese in 1997, when my diocese said we had to embrace homosexuality to get more people into it. My church has lost more than 2/3 of its members and attenders since then, and most of the remaining folks are on life support and don’t have enough strength to object to the homosexuals that now control the place and divert the endowment to use for promoting the homosexual agenda.


11 posted on 02/10/2014 8:50:49 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

wow.

I guess that could == things are tough all over.

12 posted on 02/10/2014 8:56:17 PM PST by BlueDragon ("the fans are staying away from the ballpark...in droves" Yogi Berra)
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To: BlueDragon

Mormonism is just a deception. Episcopalianism is Satanic.


13 posted on 02/10/2014 9:00:26 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: BlueDragon
The official line expounded upon by Bishopess Schori is that you don't need to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. You can believe in Buddha, Allah, a bunch of Hindu gods, most any old "spiritual" pathway, actually. At least the Mormons confess Jesus as the Son of God, more than the Episcopal Church of the United States will do.
14 posted on 02/10/2014 9:02:38 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Epistolizer
"everyone I now refer to it as St. Paul's Fish House & Raw Bar since it looks more like the entrance to a fancy seafood restaurant than a cathedral." Father Jody Howard, a priest in Tennessee, agreed, commenting, "I sort of like the plain nautilus on the blue background. I'd especially like it if it were temporary... But the backlighting? It has Joe's Crab Shack written all over it..."

Ridicule the e-pals, they deserve it!

15 posted on 02/10/2014 9:13:09 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Even Forrest Gump got into Alabama...)
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To: kaehurowing

Pro Sodomite, Pro Abortion...the Bible says leaders should be men.

Screw the Bible. My rector told us about “Blessed Ambiguity”, they now say screw that too.


16 posted on 02/10/2014 9:17:11 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Even Forrest Gump got into Alabama...)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I've been thinking about that one recently.

How to get through to people like that? They're a lot like liberal Democrats in their thinking. Oh, wait...they are liberal Democrats.

It's like they need to go back and start all over somewhere nearer the beginnings.

17 posted on 02/10/2014 9:40:48 PM PST by BlueDragon ("the fans are staying away from the ballpark...in droves" Yogi Berra)
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To: hinckley buzzard
so...you seem to be telling me the Schori is leading them all down the plastic primrose (hey, we have some real ones too!) universalist unitarian-like path (jesus on second fiddle, second row, on the left) celebration of all that be wondrous.

hmmm.

18 posted on 02/10/2014 9:46:14 PM PST by BlueDragon ("the fans are staying away from the ballpark...in droves" Yogi Berra)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Their High Priestess Schori directed her first prayers as their leader to “Mother Jesus.”


19 posted on 02/10/2014 10:14:39 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Epistolizer

Wow is that ugly. It should be no surprise that the Ecopalian Presiding Bishopess, Ms Schori, wrote her PHD thesis on, I-kid-you-not: Giant Squids. Really.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Jefferts_Schori
Resembles a squid too in some ways.


20 posted on 02/10/2014 10:54:59 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Epistolizer

I’m mildly curious to see the offending statue on this church from a religion no else likes anyway, but I don’t click on Huffington.

Many Italian churches built over the last 1600 or so years feature very disturbing decor pieces.

The front wall of the Sistine Chapel is a good example, including Michelangelo’s self-portrait of himself as an empty skin signifying how he felt after dealing with the church during his work on the chapel.

The good news is that none of this has the slightest thing to do with one’s salvation.


21 posted on 02/10/2014 11:29:18 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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“self-portrait of himself”

Very poor and redundant writing, Sister Mary Joseph (were she still with us) would kick my butt for that one.


22 posted on 02/10/2014 11:33:33 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: SaxxonWoods
Very poor and redundant writing, Sister Mary Joseph (were she still with us) would kick my butt for that one.

Rap on the knuckles! RAP! No dangling participles. No errors in sentence structure! It was rapped away.

23 posted on 02/11/2014 3:14:50 AM PST by BlackVeil
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To: SaxxonWoods
The good news is that none of this has the slightest thing to do with one’s salvation.

The embrace of episcopalianism as practiced would.

24 posted on 02/11/2014 9:18:36 AM PST by xone
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