Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Well Here's Another

Here is another building trying so hard not to look like a church. This is going to be the cathedral in Oakland, California. There seem to be so many of these horrendous buildings, built at phenomenal cost, both in dollars and in shredded aesthetics. Unfortunately they could be around for a long time. Hopefully some future generation will come to its senses and think of disposing of these monstrosities---but how? Maybe they could eventually try to sell them off, but then they would have to count on some organization willing to take on these cultural mistakes.

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Waffle Inn of Fatima?

The appearance of these monstrosities makes one wonder if there is some sort of secret contest being held. The contest is to determine who can design the most liturgically bizarre or the most aesthetically ugly church or chapel. If there were such a contest, they would have to be held more often than merely annually, since these things seem to spring up so often. If you waited an entire year, you would have to wade through so many of them it would be difficult to make a choice in awarding the prizes.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

First Post

" But the great towns have grown intolerable..." -----G.K. Chesterton

This is the first post in my new blog created by me, for all those alarmed by certain aspects of modern life. It's hard to say what precipitated my plunge into the blog world---probably a combination of the contradictions of modern life and reading authors like G. K. Chesterton, who was also somewhat uncomfortable with some aspects of modern life. And that was last century! What would he have said today? I had read through numerous blogs, and thought: I could do that!
And today I gave myself permission.