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October 2, 2003


by Feòrag

United States: Some Roman Catholics are upset at a statue of a Catholic clergyman, because the traditional mitre on his head looks a bit like a penis. The sculptor was brought up Catholic, and the statue depicts what he imagined was on the other side of the confessional when he was a small boy:

The artist says, I was brought up Catholic. I remember being 7 and going into the dark confessional booth for the first time. I knelt down, and my face was only inches from the thin screen that separated me and the one who had the power to condemn me for my evil ways. I was scared to death, for on the other side of that screen was the person you see before you.

Which is apparently Catholic-bashing at its worst. Clergy statue stirs up campus - The Lawrence Journal-World, 2nd October 2003.

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1: Posted by: pericat | October 2, 2003 6:29 PM

There's a pic of the statue at:


It looks no more or less like a penis than any other mitre to me.

(every time I stop by TPP, I have an overwhelming urge to evangelize an imaginary friend. I'm not sure how much longer I can resist.)

2: Posted by: Feòrag | October 2, 2003 7:21 PM

I can see inside the mind of an unhinged fundie now, talking to one imaginary friend about another - "Hello Boris the Big Blue Monsterman, have you accepted Jesus yet?"

3: Posted by: Róisín | October 3, 2003 1:35 AM

Too funny.
I love your blog...thanks for writing it.

4: Posted by: A Voice of Sanity | September 2, 2008 5:11 PM

See The Block Cock - the infamous Ypsilanti water tower.

Wax lyrical

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