Ronald McDonald-crucifixion parody sculpture 'McJesus' causes outrage among Christian


spaminator
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Ronald McDonald-crucifixion parody sculpture 'McJesus' causes outrage among Christians in Israel
Associated Press
Published:
January 14, 2019
Updated:
January 14, 2019 1:48 PM EST
An artwork called "McJesus," which was sculpted by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen and depicts a crucified Ronald McDonald, is seen on display as part of the Haifa museum's "Sacred Goods" exhibit, in Haifa, Israel, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Oded Balilty / AP
HAIFA, Israel — An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country’s Arab Christian minority.
Hundreds of Christians calling for the removal of the sculpture, entitled McJesus, demonstrated at the museum in the northern city of Haifa last week. Israeli police say rioters hurled a firebomb at the museum and threw stones that wounded three police officers. Authorities dispersed the crowds with tear gas and stun grenades.
Church representatives brought their grievances to the district court Monday, demanding it order the removal of the exhibit’s most offensive items, including Barbie doll renditions of a bloodied Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
Museum director Nissim Tal said that he was shocked at the sudden uproar, especially because the exhibit — intended to criticize what many view as society’s cult-like worship of capitalism — had been on display for months. It has also been shown in other countries without incident.
An artwork called “McJesus,” which was sculpted by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen and depicts a crucified Ronald McDonald, is seen on display as part of the Haifa museum’s “Sacred Goods” exhibit, in Haifa, Israel, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Oded Balilty / AP
The protests appear to have been sparked by visitors sharing photos of the exhibit on social media.
Christians make up a tiny percentage of Israel’s Arab minority and say they face unique challenges.
“We need to understand that freedom of expression is interpreted in different ways in different societies,” said Wadie Abu Nassar, an adviser to church leaders. “If this work was directed against non-Christians, the world would be turned upside down.”
Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev, who has been accused of censorship for pushing legislation mandating national “loyalty” in art, also called for the removal of the “disrespectful” artwork.
The museum has refused to remove the artwork, saying that doing so would infringe on freedom of expression. But following the protests it hung a curtain over the entrance to the exhibit and posted a sign saying the art was not intended to offend.
“This is the maximum that we can do,” Tal said. “If we take the art down, the next day we’ll have politicians demanding we take other things down and we’ll end up only with colorful pictures of flowers in the museum.”
But that did little to placate those who want the artwork removed. A protester remained camped out in a tent at the museum on Monday with a sign reading “Respect religions.” Police watched closely as local Christians complained to reporters in front of street signs spray-painted with crosses and windows still shattered from last week’s clashes.
“This is very offensive and I cannot consider this art,” Haifa artist and devout Christian Amir Ballan said. “We will continue through peaceful rallies and candle vigils… We won’t be quiet until we reach a solution.”
Jani Leinonen, the Finnish artist behind McJesus, has also asked that it be taken down — but for a different reason.
He says he supports Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, or BDS, a Palestinian-led movement aimed at pressuring Israel to change its policies toward the Palestinians. The group has made significant gains in recent years, persuading a number of foreign artists to cancel performances in Israel.
Tal said the museum won’t bow to religious or political pressure.
“We will be defending freedom of speech, freedom of art, and freedom of culture, and will not take it down,” he said.

http://torontosun.com/news/weird/ron...ians-in-israel
 
Jinentonix
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A) I think it's a commentary on the fast food industry. But that's my interpretation.

B) Crucifixion was a popular method of putting people to death for the Romans. It's not like Jesus was the only one crucified, [allegedly].
 
MHz
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Will that bring on everlasting McPunishment?
The food would be a bigger abomination to God than something funny happening to a McClown. Even the ravens avoid the scraps.

1Co:10:19-21:
What say I then?
that the idol is any thing,
or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
But if any man say unto you,
This is offered in sacrifice unto idols,
eat not for his sake that shewed it,
and for conscience sake:
for the earth is the Lord's,
and the fulness thereof:
Ye know that ye were Gentiles,
carried away unto these dumb idols,
even as ye were led.
Re:9:20:
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands,
that they should not worship devils,
and idols of gold,
and silver,
and brass,
and stone,
and of wood:
which neither can see,
nor hear,
nor walk:
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

A) I think it's a commentary on the fast food industry. But that's my interpretation.

B) Crucifixion was a popular method of putting people to death for the Romans. It's not like Jesus was the only one crucified, [allegedly].

He was unique because He came back.

1Co:15:32:
If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus,
what advantageth it me,
if the dead rise not?
let us eat and drink;
for to morrow we die.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

A) I think it's a commentary on the fast food industry. But that's my interpretation.
B) Crucifixion was a popular method of putting people to death for the Romans. It's not like Jesus was the only one crucified, [allegedly].

Spartacus and his followers come to mind.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

He was unique because He came back.

Allegedly.
 
Danbones
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I know the old Arab pirates used to use the "savior is coming" scam on prisoners they were torturing to get them to last longer because they had hope. However every time the prisoner was to be rescued by the voice on the other side of the wall, something would delay him and he would ask the prisoner to just hang through the next torture session...
JUST HANG IN THERE! ...and rescue would come just after....

Wet, lather, wash, rinse...repeat as necessary.

On the other hand you can't torture a bigmac into non existence because apparently they live for ever...and even after being eaten they have been known to come back....

This 20-Year-Old Burger From McDonald's Looks Brand New
This burger was purchased in 1995 by two teenagers in Adelaide, Australia.
Neetz and Dean, now grown-ass men, say on their Facebook that: "As far as we know, it's the world's oldest."
https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahjewel...ooks-brand-new

Sometimes you have to be made out of something that never lived to have eternal life I suppose.

'Piss Christ' after being attacked by Christian activists in 2011.



'Piss Christ' – a 1987 work by American photographer Andres Serrano
https://www.thelocal.it/20151113/pis...alian-art-show

At the same time sometimes being offended by hate art about their deity is not just a Muslim thing sometimes it IS about christian hate too.
Last edited by Danbones; Jan 15th, 2019 at 04:36 PM..
 
Walter
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Mostly about atheist hate, Mao and Stalin come to mind.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Allegedly.

Yep, that does have a change date.

Joh:20:26-29:
And after eight days again his disciples were within,
and Thomas with them:
then came Jesus,
the doors being shut,
and stood in the midst,
and said,
Peace be unto you.
Then saith he to Thomas,
Reach hither thy finger,
and behold my hands;
and reach hither thy hand,
and thrust it into my side:
and be not faithless, but believing.
And Thomas answered and said unto him,
My Lord and my God.
Jesus saith unto him,
Thomas,
because thou hast seen me,
thou hast believed:
blessed are they that have not seen,
and yet have believed.

The duties of a Christian from 70AD until the 1st trump sounds is in the verses below, once the two witnesses start then 'proof' is in their form as they literally have powers that are more than Moses had as their ministry in Jerusalem runs a full 1260 days.The duties then change to the 2nd reference below.

Ro:13:5-9:
Wherefore ye must needs be subject,
not only for wrath,
but also for conscience sake.
For for this cause pay ye tribute also:
for they are God's ministers,
attending continually upon this very thing.
Render therefore to all their dues:
tribute to whom tribute is due;
custom to whom custom;
fear to whom fear;
honour to whom honour.
Owe no man any thing,
but to love one another:
for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
For this,
Thou shalt not commit adultery,
Thou shalt not kill,
Thou shalt not steal,
Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Thou shalt not covet;
and if there be any other commandment,
it is briefly comprehended in this saying,
namely,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Re:11:3-7:
And I will give power unto my two witnesses,
and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days,
clothed in sackcloth.
These are the two olive trees,
and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
And if any man will hurt them,
fire proceedeth out of their mouth,
and devoureth their enemies:
and if any man will hurt them,
he must in this manner be killed.
These have power to shut heaven,
that it rain not in the days of their prophecy:
and have power over waters to turn them to blood,
and to smite the earth with all plagues,
as often as they will.
And when they shall have finished their testimony,
the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them,
and shall overcome them,
and kill them.
1Pe:4:12-19:
Beloved,
think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you,
as though some strange thing happened unto you:
But rejoice,
inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings;
that,
when his glory shall be revealed,
ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ,
happy are ye;
for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you:
on their part he is evil spoken of,
but on your part he is glorified.
But let none of you suffer as a murderer,
or as a thief,
or as an evildoer,
or as a busybody in other men's matters.
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian,
let him not be ashamed;
but let him glorify God on this behalf.
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God:
and if it first begin at us,
what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
And if the righteous scarcely be saved,
where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing,
as unto a faithful Creator.

I'm basing that on the ones in the verse below would include our generation so we could be the ones that have to face 6 trumps in that time and then the return is in the day they are resurrected.

Re:1:7:
Behold,
he cometh with clouds;
and every eye shall see him,
and they also which pierced him:
and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.
Even so,
Amen.
 
Columbus12
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

A) I think it's a commentary on the fast food industry. But that's my interpretation.
B) Crucifixion was a popular method of putting people to death for the Romans. It's not like Jesus was the only one crucified, [allegedly].

I agree with you. In my opinion, it is more on describing the feeling of the artist with the mcdonalds. It's not all about Jesus when it comes of talking about cross. But the title is something, and that might be the issue.
 
Danbones
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No, like the title says, it's what the Israelis really think of the "savior" of the people that send them all that (illegal, non signer of the NNPT) aid money and weapons and stuff.

That's likely why the word "JESUS" IS in the title.