Saturday, October 07, 2006

Dress-ups

The Elderly Relative will love this. This statue is the the Chapel at CYS House where we stayed in Sydney.

20 comments:

Emily A. said...

That is rather...different.

Anonymous said...

oh how sweet!

Rebecca

aaron said...

Do you every log off here...?!

At least someone is reading it though!

cpearson said...

What a lovely little dolly! What an inspiration to piety and allround Niceness! The spectre of the Infant of Prague serves to remind us that pre Vatican II frou-frou was as vile in its own way as the iconoclasm that followed it.

Acolytus said...

Looking upon such a delightful expression of debased piety one can almost understand the iconoclasm of the seventies and eighties. But then again, this sought of reactionary devotion is fun to observe in others. It is good to see that the CYS are truly doing a service to the needs of the Catholic Youth.

Elizabeth is so right right now said...

How is it that we Catholics, with such models as our Blessed Mother, got to being so bitchy? If you don't like the Infant, fair enough - I certainly don't - but must we be so catty?

aaron said...

Because it's a blog. No-one would read it otherwise! I watch my stats counter skyrocket everytime I post something remotely controversial. My average is about 50-60 perday but at times like this it generally sits at about 80-100.

Catholics have different opinions on Church-related beauty just as artists have opinion on different forms of art, same as people argue over which football teams plays the best brand of football...

Elizabeth is so right right now said...

so you sacrifice Christian virtues for publicity? nice to know someone who aspires to politics has such integrity.

Different opinions are great, that's the way it's meant to be. it's when you sink into bitchiness that i think you're in trouble. it's all about respect.

aaron said...

I wasn't being bitchy? All my post said was to look at the pictures! In a sense it was calling for opinions.

Can you imagine for the sake of virtue Ron Boswell telling Stott-Despoja nicely that 'sure, let's not argue about the abortion bill for the sake of keeping the peace'?

And anyway, I am the Indolent Server when I post on this blog!

Elizabeth is so right right now said...

sure, i accept that, i was actually more talking to acolytus in my first comment.

but, for the third time now, arguing and discussing and having differences of opinion are very different to ridiculing. of course Mr Boswell shouldn't do that, any more than he should start bitching about Ms Stott-Despoja's taste in clothes, or even the state of her morals after having tabled such a bill.

Miss Monification said...

Question. Are you putting artistic taste in the same category as abortion???? Mate, you totally missed the point of what Liz was saying.

elderly_relative said...

I think that carrying on about allegedly bitchy comment and bewailing the fact that we fall short of Our Lady's imagined manner and deportment is a bit too twee to be endured. In this sublunary, imperfect world, if you can't complain in plain terms about images of the Infant in the worst imaginable taste, conducive to an infantilised sort of devotion, why bother to exchange views about anything more contentios than the weather?

only moniker said...

It is not being bitchy when someone claims that a sewer stinks, the same principle applies to art, some things are a matter of taste, others are down right ugly and therefore not art (since art is something which is beautiful and uplifting).

Shan said...

It appears that bitchiness is okay if we claim we're making aesthetic critique.

To wit: "Adelaide is a terribly ugly city, yet provides appropriate accomodation for its residents."

Acolytus said...

Way cool, I hadn’t visited this blog for a few days and look at what has gone on.

Bitchy or funny,
catty or cute,
I still love the infant'f Prague
even if it makes me pewk!

aaron said...

I know, how fun it is! And it didn't really need me to fuel the flames!

Cypressus III said...

I think it is amazing that there was a statue of the infant of Prauge at all. What disturbed me was that the walls in the chapel were plastered with guitar chords and that the confessional was being used as a cupboard for guitars and amps. There is definately not enough ermine in this world- but I feel like that thing is like 'son of chucky' or something

elderly_relative said...

Well, CypressusIII, it must be said that you're onto something with the proposition that there's not enough ermine in this vale of tears. But don't you think it should be reserved for the cappa magna, in serious quantity as becomes a Sacerdos Magnus, rather than in rats' tail scraps for a dolly to sentimentalize our Lord down to the mindset of peasants who prefer the Lord of Life in cutesy-pie mode. As for you, Shan, you ought to know that a stern, irony-laced rebuke is not incompatible with Christian apologetics. We don't all have to sound like Shirley Temple every time we venture an opinion.

Cypressus III said...

Of course elderly relative! Erine for the cappa magna would be nice- they still use it in the holy sepulcher, and the pope brought out the ermine lined mozetta and camino as well. I found the statue quite weird- but I did amuse myself by putting a tebernacle veil on the tabernacle there- I wonder if they have removed it yet.

And yes, these comments about bitchiness etc are a bit off- its just pure opinion exchange that you would get anywhere among like minded people (it does, however, have a particularly masculine way to it- which i enjoy), there is no substitute for charitable frankness.

Cypressus III said...

oh yes. i too have worn ermine on a few occasions, in fact i think a photo of it appeared on this blog not to long ago

have a look

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/5789/1668/1600/daniel1.jpg