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From: spartakus
To: james g. keegan jr.
Date: 2007-03-31 21:06:10
Subject: Re: ARTIST WANTS PUBLIC TO EAT JESUS FIGURE

From: spartakus{at}my-deja.com

"james g. keegan jr." <jgkee...{at}gmail.com> wrote:
>  sparta...{at}my-deja.com wrote:
> > "james g. keegan jr." <jgkee...{at}gmail.com> wrote:
> > >  sparta...{at}my-deja.com wrote:
> > > > "J Young" <youngopini...{at}aol.com> wrote:

> > > >
>http://catholicleague.org/07press_releases/quarter_1/070329_artist_wa.
..
> > > > >
> > > > > The Catholic League has learned that artist Cosimo
Cavallaro has
> > > > > invited the public to show up at midnight on April
1 to take a bite
> > > > > of his 6-foot tall chocolate sculpture of a
crucified Jesus with his
> > > > > genitals exposed; it is scheduled to be shown
during Holy Week,
> > > > > from April 1 to April 7.
> > > > >
> > > > > Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows:

> > > >      "Just imagine if a white guy is performing oral sex on
> > > >       a statue of Martin Luther King with an erection. Do you
> > > >       need to see it to know it's ugly?"
> > > >
> > > > Cross-posted to alt.religion.christian.roman-catholic,
because I'm
> > > > curious about how many Catholics feel that Bill Donohue
speaks for
> > > > them.  He is, after all, the person our so-called
"liberal media" has
> > > > designated as *the* spokesman for American Catholicism.
 He's the "go-
> > > > to" Catholic in the public eye.  How comfortable
are our Catholic
> > > > friends with this?

> > > i think catholics are like republicans. they close their eyes to the
> > > abuses and crimes.

> > The artist, Cosimo Cavallaro, appeared with Bill Donohue on Anderson
> > Cooper last night.  Here's the transcript:
> >
> >http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0703/30/acd.01.html
> >
> > Cavallaro completely owned Donohue, calling him out for acting like a
> > 5-year-old and calling him a bully.  Donohue's best attempts at bon
> > motes were "I won and you lost" and "I have a job
and you don't".
> > What an affront to Jesus this Donohue is.

> i get the impression that the reason some people who call themselves
> catholics support donohue is because he can do a lot of sinning
> (mostly lies and misrepresentations, but also lots of hate sins) in
> the alleged performance of his job.

Ah, iow, Donohue is the id of American Catholicism.

> these are the same "sins" that other catholics want to commit,
> but are are afraid to, unless, of course, they can do it without
> getting caught.

Wouldn't their omniscient god condemn vicarious sinning as well as the real thing?

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