Chocolate blasphemy

Chocolate blasphemy

Sad to say, but the blasphemies of Jesus by the art world are just getting tedious. Where is the shock value anymore? It’s been so done.

That hasn’t deterred Cosimo Cavallaro, who has created a six-foot anatomically correct naked chocolate Jesus he calls “My Sweet Lord”, and displayed it in a New York art gallery.

“I’m truly thrilled to be working with Cosimo again,” says Matt Semler Creative Director of the Lab. “The sign of any great artist is how their work affects the observer. His art always gets a reaction, but this is the most dramatic piece of his career. It is absolutely amazing.”

Yawn. If Cavallaro really wanted to get a reaction to his art, he should have created a six-foot anatomically correct naked chocolate Mohammed, but like the rest of the “daring” blasphemers of Christ out there, we know he won’t because the reaction from Christians may be outrage, but it is peaceful. The reaction by Muslims would be anything but. Just ask Theo van Gogh.

Instead, the Roger Smith Hotel, where the gallery is located, can expect a boycott led by Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, which isn’t a bad response, although I wish we could just ignore the unimaginative blasphemers. (Which we can’t because the media laps it up.) Thank God that Donohue and the rest of us Catholics actually follow the teachings and example of our Lord. Twenty centuries ago He was spat upon, beaten, scourged, and crucified and did not lift a finger in His own defense, but instead prayed for his tormentors.

I think that’s what Christ would have us do for Cavallaro and his enablers. Lucky for them.

[Hat tip to Kathy Shaidle.]

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  • One of the things that makes me crazy this time of year is that, along with the chocolate Easter bunnies, the stores sell chocolate crosses!  Am I the only one who is uncomfortable with this?

  • As Europe was being converted great Catholic saints didn’t hesitate to take axe and hammer to pagan shrines and idols.
      If some courageous Catholic would take a hammer to the blasphemous piece of garbage, I for one would cheer. Moslems clearly go too far in that they harm and kill people. But maybe we Christians have become too compliant, too accepting of insults directed at our Lord and Saviour. For didn’t He take a whip and use it in the temple when the honor of His Father was at stake.

  • The thing is these “artists” remind me of 13-year-olds who got hold of a copy of their father’s Playboy and are pouring over it in the corner of the classroom half hoping that the teacher will notice so they can be the center of the attention of all of their classmates out on the playground.  My only response to them is to wish that they would just grow up.  Destroying their art would just give them a greater platform for blasphemy, and I think we can rest assured they would use it.