Chocolate blasphemy

Chocolate blasphemy

Sad to say, but the blasphemies of Jesus by the art world are just getting tedious. Where is the shock value anymore? It’s been so done.

That hasn’t deterred Cosimo Cavallaro, who has created a six-foot anatomically correct naked chocolate Jesus he calls “My Sweet Lord”, and displayed it in a New York art gallery.

“I’m truly thrilled to be working with Cosimo again,” says Matt Semler Creative Director of the Lab. “The sign of any great artist is how their work affects the observer. His art always gets a reaction, but this is the most dramatic piece of his career. It is absolutely amazing.”

Yawn. If Cavallaro really wanted to get a reaction to his art, he should have created a six-foot anatomically correct naked chocolate Mohammed, but like the rest of the “daring” blasphemers of Christ out there, we know he won’t because the reaction from Christians may be outrage, but it is peaceful. The reaction by Muslims would be anything but. Just ask Theo van Gogh.

Instead, the Roger Smith Hotel, where the gallery is located, can expect a boycott led by Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, which isn’t a bad response, although I wish we could just ignore the unimaginative blasphemers. (Which we can’t because the media laps it up.) Thank God that Donohue and the rest of us Catholics actually follow the teachings and example of our Lord. Twenty centuries ago He was spat upon, beaten, scourged, and crucified and did not lift a finger in His own defense, but instead prayed for his tormentors.

I think that’s what Christ would have us do for Cavallaro and his enablers. Lucky for them.

[Hat tip to Kathy Shaidle.]

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Domenico Bettinelli