Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Way, The "Truth", and The Lie (of the Left)

"Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world,
and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people."
--Karl Marx, "Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's "Philosophy of Right"

The Way of the Cross and Abu Ghraib

29 April 2005
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in East Norwalk, Connecticut, has installed controversial new Stations of the Cross that include paintings depicting the war in Iraq and the abuses at Abu Ghraib alongside traditional Christian images in a contemporary exploration of crucifixion iconography. New York City artist Gwyneth Leech, who was commissioned for the work last year, explained that the photographs of torture and abuse of both detainees and U.S. soldiers and contract workers "'turned the Way of the Cross into a contemporary narrative.'"


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