Sunday, March 25, 2012

Onward Christian Soldiers

We got invited to a wedding last night.  We didn't know the bride or groom - actually, we didn't even meet them during or after the wedding - but, hey, you know us... any excuse to put on a suit and tie and spend Saturday night in church!

The church in question was the lovely Templo Santa Clara.  The ceremony was quick and painless, but after about 45 minutes of bowing, scraping, standing and sitting, we noticed that an earlier occupant of this pew had scratched a welcome tribute to Benedicto XVI.



We're sure there's an innocent explanation for it...

5 comments:

EL LORAXOTE said...

Apt.

Anonymous said...

many in mexico do not know the use of the symbol by nazi germany, and actually is such and easy drawing to make that many "discovered" by themselves wihtout knowledge of it's bloddy nazi past.

Don Culo said...

It's was most likely the work of a Hindu, tryig to evoke 'shakti'.

The symbol is not only a swastika used by Nazis...

Burro Hall said...

Can we keep in mind that whoever carved this into the pew during Mass was carving things into the pew during Mass. That requires some kind of sense of purpose. They may have no idea what a swastika is (an argument I'm highly skeptical of - World War II was in all the newspapers, even here), but it's not a random, absent-minded doodle.

Dave said...

Let's just say the artist was a less than devout Catholic (as opposed to someone, say, carving a likeness of the Virgin of Guadelupe into the pew). On the other hand, I'd guess if you handed out penknives to everyone under 18 during mass you'd get a lot more "art."