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Washed in The Blood of the Lamb

Vicar orders removal of 'unsuitable' crucifix from church - Telegraph
Rev Souter, formerly a cell biologist, said: "The crucifix expressed suffering, torment, pain and anguish. It was a scary image, particularly for children.

"It wasn't a suitable image for the outside of a church wanting to welcome worshippers. In fact, it was a real put-off.

"We're all about hope, encouragement and the joy of the Christian faith. We want to communicate good news, not bad news, so we need a more uplifting and inspiring symbol than execution on a cross."

Any bets that the Thursday Evening Growth Groups feature guitars and happy clapping? Weedy infantile all-things-bright-and beautiful content free religion, pah! Religion is about trying to make sense of death, pain and suffering or it is nothing at all.

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Except Islam, which is just about making death, pain and suffering without any sense.

unbelievable, I can't believe this is the same C of E that barred me from going into church for wearing Jeans.

I like my bells,smells and latin with lots of condemnation thrown in...sod the guitars.

To be fair the sculpture is bloody horrible moderny wank itself. No great disaster to see it gone.

As Falco said, the sculpture was an absolutely horrible piece of modern art, which should never have been put up in the first place. But hey, in 1964, it was probably seen as cool, trendy, and cutting edge - and hence just what the church needed.

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