Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Open for comment


I don't think Jeffery ever posted this picture i sent him. I found this picture in our school religion book. I'm leaving this one open for comment.

10 comments:

Jeffrey Smith said...

I haven't posted it because I have big plans for it elsewhere. Just haven't gotten to it.
Is it too much to expect that they use it as an example of what a church is NOT supposed to look like?

Alex Fries said...

hahahaha, try late 90's.

Jeff: i believe it is in the section that talks about parish communities or something. It has nothing to do with church design where it is placed.

Jeffrey Smith said...

Now Kyle, you're young enough to remember how school books are done. Someone puts together a new one with all the latest bells and whistles, them they keep reprinting it until it's hopelessly out of date, then give it a new cover and up the price %200 for a new addition. Half the material in most of the textbooks out there is probably vintage 70's. I remember a young man showing me his college sociology text, with a whole chapter on Bishop Tutu. All through it they called him a Catholic bishop and talked about the Church's reaction to him. He's Anglican.

Jeffrey Smith said...

There's a reason for the phrase "ivory tower" in reference to the groves of academe.

Anonymous said...

It's secretly ad orientem propaganda. Look at the big sun!

:)

Anonymous said...

What parish is this? Do you know if this priest is responsible for this display?

Jeffrey Smith said...

Since it's in a textbook, it's nowhere around here. California would be my guess.

Jeffrey Smith said...

I'd also guess it's a fairly old picture.

A Simple Sinner said...

This photo along with a footnote will be in history books one day:

"And for a brief time after the Second Vatican Council, poor taste reigned supreme before the Benedictine reforms."

Jeffrey Smith said...

Got it in one!