Christian Aesthetic Appeal
Setting aside whether Yahweh exists, how does the Christian church appeal aesthetically?
- I love the stain glass. I hope windows are preserved after Christianity passes away.
- The black churches and the Metropolitan Community Church have great music, but most of the rest have boring, lugubrious music.
- Some of the churches are truly beautiful. Many of the modern churches are the most daring and interesting architecture of our age. I love the soaring spaces, swooping curves and uses of natural wood and light.
On the other hand, Christianity on the whole does not appeal aesthetically:
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- The god Yahweh is totally obsessed with animal and human sacrifice. A modern day religion should find some way to drop that.
- The key events in the bible are the human sacrifices. The key sacrament of Christianity is ritual blood-drinking and cannibalism. All this talk of Jesus’ blood as some delicious elixir makes me nauseous. Every Christian who talks publicly about Jesus’ blood should be forced to drink a beaker of ground pig liver to help them understand how revolting what they are doing is to others.
- The church is always on the side of bigotry and ignorance — slavery, segregation, killing homosexuals, anti-sciences, suppression of women…
- Yahweh as described in the bible is crazy, unjust and sadistic, hardly worthy of worship.
- Even Christian high art portrays everyone as if they had a broom rammed up their asses, with vacant stares. It is just so corny. Christians decorate their homes with kitsch that make black velvet Elvis paintings look refined.
- I find it disgusting that any bigot can become a preacher, spew hate or madness and claim it is god’s word and automatically be believed.
- The bible is a joke. Its authors were unbelievably incompetent and careless, even accounting for their lack of education. To fob it off as the work of the creator of the universe is beyond insulting to Yahweh and to modern humans.