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  •  didn't Jesus also appreciate (3+ / 0-)

    having his feet annointed with some expensive stuff? I think art is feeding the soul so to speak.

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      Yes, Jesus would have preferred the church to feed people's souls with lots and lots and lots of expensive art, to feeding hundreds of thousands of poor people. AMEN!

      Christians like you obviously don't believe in god, or else you'd never say such obviously self-serving nonsense defending the church.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 08:39:31 PM PST

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      •  Actually I am an athiest (0+ / 0-)

        but I would argue that life without art and pleasure is a life not worth living. Even the poor appreciate art and pleasure. I don't think that idea precludes feeding the poor. I also don't think it would make sense to sell art heritage of the western world to anyone else. I don't think anyone else would be a better steward of that Art and I certainly would be against destroying or selling it in the name of purity. I am not defending the church, I am defending the art and architecture that the various eras of the church produced from being sold to anyone as they belong to all the people.

        I think a better idea would be to create a system where there are no poor but the poor will always be with us because no matter what system of governance there has been, there is always someone at the bottom of the pecking order. There is no such thing as a perfect system. So as I said, life without art or pleasure is a life not worth living.

        •  and you ignored the fact that (0+ / 0-)

          Jesus did enjoy pleasurable things which cost money that could have been given away. "Fact" as is says in the Bible not fact as it actually happened.  

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