Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"#6. Catholic Nuns Still Dress Like ... Nuns"

A conservative blog for peace links to another fun Cracked.com piece — 7 Ridiculously Outdated Assumptions Every Movie Makes. The Young Fogey opines, "Like the Catholic Church still looking and sounding like the Catholic Church. Because its production values were better; it was more photogenic. Now of course the Pope’s slowly bringing it back." From the link:
    Even if you've never stepped inside a church, you probably know all about the Catholic religion just from watching TV and going to the movies -- whether the plot revolves around faith, ancient conspiracy theories or just plain old exploding demons, the Catholics will always be there doing their instantly identifiable Catholic stuff.... Catholic churches themselves are just as easy to spot in movies: They will inevitably be dark, with stained glass, flickering votive candles and spooky Latin chanting coming from nowhere in particular.... If you have stepped inside a Catholic church, however, you've probably noticed that a lot of the newer ones have a tendency to look like empty DMV offices.
This reminds me that the Henrietta, NY DMV has, believe it or not, pews for people to sit on while waiting to be called! I imagine they were salvaged from some church that had closed, because they were old. The lack of kneelers tells me they were protestant pews, as all pews ultimately are. Pews seemed an appropriate place for citizens to contemplate the almighty State.

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Blogger 박태민 마태오 said...

So true! I saw quite a few "recycled" pews when I was taking a summer program at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Sadly, these pews were almost certainly from a Catholic Church. I couldn't tell you how depressing it was to go to their beautiful cathedral for mass on Sunday with barely anyone there. Of course, Quebec has a new religion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPwfNaNdSxQ&feature=youtu.be

April 17, 2012 at 11:22 PM  

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