Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Reader Here is STUNNED That No One Cares About All The Erect Penises In Our Architecture





Anonymous said... 

I am STUNNED at the sheer level of ignoranece being displayed here on this blog! Have you people got nothing better to do than to attack other Christians (in this instance the Living Church of God) who are actually telling you the truth about hidden phallic symbolism within the Christian churches?

This is NOT just the Living Church of Gods interpretation! Read the following quote - (that's if the ignorant 'Christian' rabid rabble on this forum can actually read above that of the level of a 6 year old) -

Hargrave Jennings (1817-1890) a British Freemason, Rosicrucian and author on occultism and esotericism, talks about phallic symbols in his book 'Phallicism, Celestial and Terrestrial, Heathen and Christian:'


"The spires and pinnacles with which our old churches are decorated indeed, all uprights, including all the architectural families, and the varieties of tors, towers, and steeples, the especial mark and glory of Christian building, come from these ancient symbols. They are everywhere indicative of the Phallus, or index-finger denoting the “Fire”, the aspiring fire, against the inclination of gravity, which was the first vitalized idea, or Idol, worshiped magically and philosophically, the enlivening, godlike Power.”

(Hargrave Jennings, Phallicism: Celestial and Terrestrial; Heathen and Christian and its Connection with the Rosicrucian and the Gnostics and its foundation in Buddhism, p. 72, 1884), (Hargrave Jennings, Rosicrucian and Gnostic Meanings Of The Obelisk, Pyramids, And Phallic Monuments, 1884)

http://www.jesusisfreedom.net/secret-worship-to-sun-god-ra-in-churches-and-temples.html

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

As one writer put it, where we assembled, the dickheads were INSIDE the building. -RSK

Anonymous said...

Then again, there will always be cavemen among us who get excited over anything longer than it is wide.

Corky said...

Oh yeah, even a Bic pen...with a "cap" on the end of it. They knew what they were doing when they named it "Bic" too, didn't they? (nudge nudge wink wink).

You can see something dirty in just about everything if you really want to and you think of sex as "dirty".

Whatever you do, don't plug that 'male' plug into a 'female' electrical 'receptacle'... And, don't be a plumber where you have to 'screw' a male pipe into a 'female' 'coupling'.

So ridiculous...

Joe Moeller said...

Seen one seen them all. What does the reader expect us to do, burn the places down?

There has to be a pragmatic approach to some things. There are things in this world you can't do anything about, and you cannot let it "steal your joy" in life.

Ok, so once someone realizes that there are "penises" all over the place, now what?

Joe Moeller
Cody, WY

James said...

Symbols by a secular government are meaningless. People who support a mans false teachings, a man who raped a little kid for a period of ten or so years, well they are the ones who have problems. Where is their outrage? Where is their protest? Where are their morals?

They have none.

Head Usher said...

"...other 'christians' who are actually telling you 'the truth' about [insert pet doctrine here]..."

I must say that Armstrongites really do cheapen the word "truth" in that they are so incapable of discernment such that they accept so many improbable, ridiculous, and downright laughable claims as "the truth." This is just one more example of the word "truth" being degraded. Essentially, the word has been rendered meaningless by having been plastered all over delusional claims like this one which couldn't be further from reality.

I saw this quote on another blog and thought it was appropriate here:

"For many people of faith the issue isn't about determining which beliefs are true and which ones are false but, rather, deciding which beliefs are good and which are bad." —Dennis Trumble

Armstrongism has never been about separating what is true from what is untrue, but about separating the "good" from the "bad," the "pure" from the "tainted," and the "godly" from the "satanic." Under the influence of this frame of mind, there is literally no end to the boogeymen that you can "identify" and then proceed to frighten yourself with. Every silly pet doctrine like this one that Armstrongists busy themselves with is just one more boogeyman in the constellation of Armstrongist boogeymen. In this way, Armstrongism transforms the whole world into a Halloween House of Horrors for the "true" believer. Where's Jesus? Somewhere else, I guess. He'll come eventually to rescue you from the hobgoblins and boogeymen you've created for yourself. But why does one have to do any of this to begin with? It seems like an unwise and irrational use of one's own faculties. And if you're doing all this to yourself to begin with, why do you need someone else to show up and make you stop. Can't you just decide to stop all on your own? Yes. Yes you can.

2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." For as much as that verse is read and discussed in Armstrongist circles, it really was like the proverbial seed falling on the stony ground. It really never had a chance to take root in the midst of such hysteria.

I would challenge any who are struggling in Armstrongism to stop waiting for someone else to come along and save them from the boogeymen and hobgoblins, and to simply decide to stop what they're doing to themselves and put it all away, since these things are, after all, childish things. Then it is possible to return to some semblance of reality and soundness of mind. And once the hysteria subsides, what is actually true, as opposed to what is untrue becomes a whole lot more apparent.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't he cut off his penis? If things that represent the penis are evil, the real thing must be absolutely evil.

Byker Bob said...

I suppose if someone is of the mindset that naturally occurring shapes must be always be defined as phallic, then the problem is not with all of us for failing to notice and be outraged, it is within the mind of the guy who sees penises everywwhere. Good thing the ACOGs don't allow cigar smoking!

BB

Homer said...

Could it be that they started out as nothing more than a large elaborate sun dial? But with some that see things, not as they were intended but, as their gutter mind sees them? Just wondering. What do I know? Not as much as I would like. That is why I continue to search out things to obtain better understanding of what, where, when, how and why.

VonHowitzer said...

Well, equality has come to erotitecture. Check out a Zaha Hadid stadium at: http://archinect.com/news/article/87369405/zaha-hadid-says-al-wakrah-world-cup-stadium-doesn-t-resemble-vagina

Then there's this house by Stanley Tigerman, which proves you don't need a tower to be phallic... http://listingsfeatured.com/properties/gallery.php?id=7

VonHowitzer

Anonymous said...

An old way of "proving" things is at work here: "Look! I found something IN PRINT that says what I want to believe and tell YOU is true." Just because it's in some PRINTED form . . . . Anyone ever -- EVER -- hear of the "authority" the guy quotes?

Anonymous said...

Like what Corky said so what about bananas then? Or carrots? Or cucumbers? & what about how all plants have male or female parts too? Does this mean our Eternal Father's got a 1 track mind?! Yes S-E-X is all around us in nature & architecture, etc. Yes S-E-X is even inbuilt in us right in the center of our bodies! But, come on is your faith really that juvenile like a Catholic pubescent teen who is afraid & obsessed about the very thing that is the most natural thing in all of God's creation?!

Homer said...

BB said..." Good thing the ACOGs don't allow cigar smoking!"

I've been told (but then again, that is hearsay) HWA enjoyed (smoked) a cigar now and then.

Britain W. Stevenson said...

"hahahahaha!"

Anonymous said...

If God hates the Washington Monument so much, why didn't the 2011 earthquake in D.C. tear it down completely?

I've asked this question in a couple of COG-related groups. The best answer I hear is, "He will someday."

Someday?! Why would God wait?