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They do things differently in....Sweden

"A church in Västerås is asking parishioners to donate enough pieces of white Lego to create a life-size statue of Jesus. A local priest is leading the drive to construct a white plastic Jesus in the central Swedish town". Source. No indication as to whether it will be an Ecce Homo, Man of Sorrows, Salvator Mundi or a Majestas Dominiis, but presumably not a pietà.

Despite the use of 'priest' to describe the man of the cloth, it is far from clear whether he is a Catholic, (Lutheran) Church of Sweden or another denomination entirely. Must say it does not sound like something I imagine Martin Luther would approve of.

Anyway, here's the punchline: "And the priest was insistent that the statue should be made up only of white pieces, as anything else might be considered tasteless". I am not making this up.

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Blogger Wrinkled Weasel said... 10:11 am

The smart move would be to collect red bits of Lego as well and do one of the Devil and they would practically have a theme park.  



Blogger Ed said... 10:36 am

Is this a pitch to persuade the Ryanair customers to stop in the town rather than jump on the bus straight to Stockholm?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:52 am

WW - An interesting point.

ED - While not a religious man, I might well seek the offer up thanks in the nearest ecclesiastical building if I survived a Ryanair flight without my blood pressure having reached critical levels.  



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