Chocolate Jesus exhibit canceled

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  1. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Mmm chocolate jesus, just in time for easter!
    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/30/chocolate.jesus.ap/index.html

    Hmm I thought the homosexuals we're the worse assault on christian sensibilities ever. And wouldn't a crucifix floating in piss be more disrespectful than a chocolate jesus?

    Meh I dunno, the real question is who gets to eat the chocolate jesus ;)
     
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    They could melt it down and turn it into easter eggs.
     
  3. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Whoever finds one in their Easter basket?
     
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    I call dibs on the ears!:p

    Who wants the Chocolate Jesus penis?
     
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    yea!!! score one for ignorance!!!

    omg!1! jesus!!11!!1!
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Death threats are okay, but a chocolate Jesus is "one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever"? :rolleyes:

    Depends - is it a Cadbury's Jesus?
     
  7. zelmo macrumors 603

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    'Creme'-filled.;)
     
  8. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    I love chocolate. It's about content, not form. I used to have a Pope Soap On a Rope, too. So, pragmatically, one could eat chocolate, break out with zits, wash their face thoroughly and return for a second blessing.
     
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    looks like the artist got what he wanted... attention

    that said i'm not in the slightest way offended by a naked chocolat jesus christ ( i'm pretty sure if he was clothed we wouldn't see an uproar)

    too bad i was late for the dibbs on the ears, because that was exactly what i thought as i read it ;)
     
  10. Queso macrumors G4

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    That's all right then. We can all get back to the real meaning of Easter, stuffing our faces with nice pagan chocolate eggs :)
     
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    The Catholics were just insulted when someone finally portrayed him in his truest form.......as a dark-skinned brown dude with a HUGE......brown phallus protruding from his body. That, along with the artist's misuse of chocolate, creme-filled eggs, was too much for the Catholics to swallow. ;)
     
  12. takao macrumors 68040

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    i would be carefull with "teh catholics"
    the "catholic league" is US only and _not_ an official organisation of the catholic church

    and it has, of course little to do with the historic european catholic league of the 17th century ;)
     
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    This whole idea of a Chocolate Jesus is the essence art. Taking a symbol and dressing it in a guise that would be otherwise out-of-place. Its quite brilliant actually. It makes people think, it pisses off people, challenges norms. The fact that it was cancelled only ads to the publicity, I'm not at all surprised that they closed it. If there was a statue of Mohamed made of sticks of dynamite that would piss some people off too... and not others.
     
  14. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    ROFL. srsly funny.
     
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    This was doomed to get this type of reaction. I cannot fathom why anyone would expect anything else. He should have given Jesus a woodie. Then there would be a little humor in the story.
     
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    Given Jesus a woodie huh? Why?


    Anyway this reminds me of something that happened a few months ago...

    Remember the Cartoon of Mohammed kafuffle?

    The double standard here is so obvious its funny. But I guess its still news..
     
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    Both are groups are being stupid in my opinion. The artist because he obviously wants to get attention and anger people, and the church for flipping out over it. Honestly who cares if that's how he chooses to express himself? The church definitely shouldn't. They should learn to be more tolerable. Personally, I'm not offended in the least.
     
  19. dornoforpyros thread starter macrumors 68040

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    as I pointed out in my original post, a lot worst things have been done (BIG NSFW) with the image of christ.

    I find it odd that the religious "right" gets so worked up over something so benign. I mean really, it's christ, made from chocolate and naked. I don't see anything repulsive about it, unless satan created penises?
     
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    I'm planning a protest in front of the Thomas Kinkaide Gallery at my local mall. Sappy paintings of thatched cottages in the woods with candles in the windows offend my artist sensibilities deeply, as they should all true patrons of the arts.

    Who's with me?
     
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    I'll bring the torches.
     
  22. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    To the mall!
     
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    in my SUV!
     
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    I'll bring the siege engines.

    Although, I'm not sure how many will fit in zims SUV. Zim, do you have the tow package?
     
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    if it's bad for the environment -- i gots it!
     

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