Thursday, June 03, 2010

and now for your viewing pleasure...



Caption away!

41 comments:

Rick said...

Jesus Christ our Eternal High Priest

dmwallace said...

Pastor Bob's devotion to Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark has reached new levels. Guard your eyes!

nazareth priest said...

This looks Mormon...Fr. Eric R.: any comments?:<)!

tubbs said...

Ah come'on. Give the poor Prods and Bible-Thumpers a break ! They've only recently freed themselves from the worst fears of iconoclasts, so they've got a lot of catching up to do in producing crappola and kitchy art to the level that we papes can do it!
Why do we have cross-dressing Christs in our holycards??? --- I'm sure youremember Baby Geeziz in the little pink smock, opening the door of the tabernacle. And I'm sure Saint Faustina's vision wasn't wearing one of Nancy Reagan's Gallanos numbers, yet we Catholics are subject to this terrible schlock all the time.

Just another mad Catholic said...
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Pebbles said...

Wow. RoboJesus leads the way to Aladdin’s magical lamp. Better known as “suburban America discovers LSD.”

Curtis said...

For my next trick, can I get a volunteer from the audience?


(It does seem Mormon... or JW. It looks like it's from The Watchtower.)

Curtis said...

Or:

Mrs. Humphries, come on up! You are the next contestant on "The Priest is Right"!

scuppered said...

This is very Watchtower. I recognize the illustrator. But someone please explain why Jesus appears to be wearing a control panel and a kicky beret.

The Young Catholic said...

I was Mormon and thier art is way better.

Fr. Yousuf said...

My bet is 7th Day Adventist. The church pictured is too churchy to be JW. Mormon art today is better, but there was a cross over artist a generation ago, though I forget if it was an adventist who did art for the LDS or vice versa.

Also, the Jesus in the holies looks like it hints at the distinctive adventist notions: weird stuff of Jesus changing rooms in heaven to begin investigating humanity person by person before coming again to earth to do battle with the Pope/antichrist and destroy all those who have his mark - going to church on Sunday. It just gets better and better!

I have asked my father in law, (ex SDA) if he recognizes it.

Fr Yousuf

Aristides said...

Are you the keymaster?

Faith said...

Ta Da!

Sancta Camerinus said...

Preacher: Ye all bow down in worship to teh Friendly Giant

Person in the pew: Noo, dats Brotha Jesus!

The picture more than likely is SDA.

PaxetBonum said...

When Kat gets really bored at work, she digs into her vast archive of Mormon/JW/SDA didactic graphics and just waters our eyes...

Is that Jesus, or one of the OT Hebrew "high priests" (Exodus? Leviticus?) who wore the "urim and thummim" as a symbol of his office?? A little help, here, reverend fathers and scholars?

The five visible lady's hats would seem to date this miniature masterpiece somewhere between the 1930s and 1950s.

Badger Catholic said...

Please play the audio for this picture.
Genie in a bottle, Christina Aguilera

G said...

What is Jesus doing with the chest control panel of Darth Vader?

J2 said...

The "chest control panel " is part of the garment that High Priest wore in the temple in Jerusalem. The Priest wears the ephod.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephod

Girded with the sash . . . the ephod . . . the breastplate . . . the turban: Each of these specific articles of clothing were made for the high priest, garments to show the glory and for beauty of the priesthood (Exodus 28:2

Theocentrica said...

"Join me, and together we will rule the universe!"

arnolddenita said...

Mirror Mirror on the wall, Whose the holiest of them all?

theresafrances said...

I almost choked on my morning tea when I read "Are you the keymaster?"

My caption:
"Right this way! Step right up! You have to be this tall to get on the ride, ladies and gents."

Dymphna said...

I'm guessing this is Mormon. The d the worship space looks too nice for it to be JW. And I think (not sure) but don't Mormon's link their worship back to the worship that was done in the Temple?

Suburbanbanshee said...

The point of the control panel joke is that the inlaid gems on the ephod don't look very gemlike.

The old fashioned microphone, adjusted to kneeling height, is also very striking. Boy, those are limp houseplants, though I suppose that's where people get the idea of putting trees and cacti up by the sanctuary in "contemporary" Catholic churches.

Sigh. Very sad and barren.

Charlie said...

Are they... kneeling?

Sancta Camerinus said...

Yes! Indeed, they are!

Piotrek said...

This is some 60 years old judging by the fashions.

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

Not Mormon. There are only two, not three, chairs up front. Also, they are not in the proper LDS posture for prayer (aka 'pouting todler'). Maybe 7th Day.

As for caption, "Don't open the lid!"

tubbs said...

NOTE: NOT A COMMENT
KATE, Please delete my comment (give the Prods a break). It was rude -and possibly scandalous.

PS, I'm loving your blog,esp the bad art posts!

Kim Luisi said...

OMG!I had no idea Carnac had Aladdin's lamp in heaven!

Pebbles said...

well ... I wasn't gonna say anything but while we're at it, could you do the same for me and delete my previous comment for the same reasons as tubbs? sometimes my mouth runs ahead of my brain. I'm working on that.

The Digital Hairshirt said...

"Do you know the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man . . ."

Vincenzo said...

http://i47.tinypic.com/ame00i.jpg

. said...

This reminds us our jewish origins.
Very nice.
As I was seeing tis it came to my mind :
""You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."

nazareth priest said...

Mormon, Adventist...how the heck are we Catholics supposed to know the diff??:<)!
It's just plain weird.

Anthony S. "Tony" Layne said...

"For this next trick, I'd like to have a volunteer from the audience ...."

LarryD said...

Vincenzo FTW!!!

"Funny - doesn't look like Gozer."

Curtis said...

I guess from a Catholic perspective what is odd is that there is no connection between the altar in heaven and 1) Calvary and 2) the Eucharist. Jesus just seems to be continuing the Old Covenant in Heaven and we seem to be invited to mystically join with him through the prayers of our elders. It's a bit of a drab and anti-climatic scenario, compared with the Mass.

To compare a similar but Catholic image (from the trusty Baltimore Catechism, no stranger to kitschy artwork, it):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pantufla/2516762666/in/set-72157605128108804/

The Crescat said...

Curtis, that is some might fine Catholic kitsch!

April said...

I love the idea of this piece of art, but it is a bit... dated let's say. Here's some more info on the breastplate that Jesus is wearing in the picture. Aaron the original high priest wore the first breastplate. It had 12 precious stones on it, one for each of the 12 tribes of Israel. See Exodus 28:15 and following. So, just like the original commenter said, this picture is supposed to represent Jesus as our high priest in heaven.

Rick said...

@PaxEtBonum:

Jesus is the eternal High Priest—the last and the only eternal priest appointed by God [Hebrews 7:26-8:2]

laurazim said...

"I am the genie of the lamp, o master..."

Or perhaps--"I am the Master of the Lamp, o genie!"?

Either way: what is in the clouded picture beneath the circle of clouds? Are those rabbit feet? A dragon? A large dog *eating* a rabbit? What?????