Sunday, February 05, 2006

Stuck in Muck- Heresy above all heresy PART ONE

This made me cringe and cry out to God. I seriously thought this site could not possibly be real.

They state-
"Glorify God:
With your dear husband, you earned a fortune trading spices from the Orient. Since his death, it has fallen on you to uphold and advance the family reputation. For a traditionalist like you, the best way to gain the respect of your community is by commissioning an altarpiece for your local church.
Demonstrate my humility toward God and increase my wealth at the same time! What could be better?... Jesus said, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
But...with your patronage of the church, Monna Margherita, I am sure that God will make an exception for you. An altarpiece will tell the story of the Bible to our many illiterate souls, and inspire more to seek heaven. What subject do you choose for your altarpiece?

Madonna and Child—The Virgin Mary and baby Jesus—a classic that never goes out of style or A Saint of your choice—it's nice to personalize the subject... What materials should we use to create this symbol of your devotion?
Tempera or gold leaf—nothing says "heaven" like gold leaf!
Oil paint—for people that insist that things look "real"
Wood—nothing says devotion like carved wood!"
This is sadly a real site. If you don't believe me, check it out for yourself:
This museum thinks this is a productive use of time for children... "Through the "Be a Patron" activity, students can role-play the commissioning of an artwork." and even includes lesson plans.


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