Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ice world

Germans in Mitterfirmiansreut have built a church made out of snow and ice. The holy igloo cost $200,000, which is nothing when you consider the Vatican is made entirely of marble, gold and jewels, but somewhat more galling when you realize Catholic schools, at least in the United States, are closing left and right. I wonder what is more important to the Catholics, a solid education or a gimmicky temple.

No matter what troubles the Catholic Church's various non-profit or charitable organizations go through, always remember that the pope will never live in a modest house or worship in a simple chapel. That humble shit was for Jesus, not the profiteers of the church.

1 comment:

Juliette said...

How true. When I visited Rome and went to the Vatican, the overpoweringly ostentatious decoration made me quite sick and I had to leave for a more humble church.