This is me, Eccles

This is me, Eccles
This is me, Eccles

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Pope objects to new statues

Following the news that Pope Francis has objected to a statue of himself in Brazil, it is thought that other statues of the Holy Father will also have to be taken down.

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore honours Pope Francis.

In the United States, a hastily-constructed statue of Pope Francis, to replace that of one of the Presidents ("we're not sure who he is, but he isn't Washington or Lincoln, so he probably wasn't important"), is likely to be demolished. President Obama is already offering himself as a replacement.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame honours Pope Francis.

Likewise, at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, it is thought that replacing the head of the martyred St Denis by that of Pope Francis was in somewhat bad taste.

One major religious figure who is very happy to have statues of himself all over the world is of course Hans Küng; however, he regards himself as more than a mere president or saint, and is negotiating with the Brazilian authorities to take his place on a very famous statue indeed.

Redeemer

Küng the Redeemer.

12 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting the blog working again, Eccles. Countermeasures are now needed. Some people are not content to simply ACTA de goat.

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    1. Yes indeed, de norty rood goat. Last thing we all expected really.

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    2. Rood nortiness and norti roodness abound on the blogs and on Twitter. Dick Annoy and Tony Effluvium have been excommunicating rabits for mortal nortiness.

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  2. Isn't there a statute against these statues?

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    1. The trouble with statutes, and all such confusions, is the devil is in the deacon.

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    2. Is that the one with the short fat hairy legs? Oh no - just remembered - he was wise.

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  3. Darling eccles, so glad you are back after the nasty hackers stuff - I promise not to tell Bosco about the iddles xx Jess

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  4. The problem for the pope is he either has his head in his hands a little or he is heading for a cliff-hanger. If it weren't for Kung he could hold his head up high. One way or another, it is just a facade.

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    2. Don't worry - there's more to combe.

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