See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, October 01, 2010

The prophet trodden underfoot...


Just for Kat.
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Crescat inquired about the image I used of St. Michael the Archangel trampling upon Satan for the feast of the Archangels, thinking it may have been the prophet Mohamed he was trampling instead.  I too had seen an image similar to the St. Michael sculpture.  In fact I think it was once a rather common image used to commemorate some victory over Islam, or to represent the truth of Catholic doctrine over Islam.  In times of terror (and/or conquest) such allegorical images are considered incendiary.  (As Basil Fawltey would say: "They started it!")
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The image shown above may be the one Kat was thinking of.  It is the base of a pulpit from a church in Belgium.
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"Belgian police are guarding a 17th century pulpit in a Catholic Church in the Flemish town of Dendermonde after threats from muslims. The pulpit depicts a man subdued by angels and is believed to represent the triumph of Christianity over Islam. The man is generally thought to be Mohammed. He is also holding a book which is generally assumed to be the Koran. The pulpit in the church of Our Lady dates from 1685-- two years after the battle of Vienna when the Christian armies of the Polish King John III Sobieski defeated the Turks who were poised to overrun Europe." - Full story from 2008


Will I be killed for publishing this now?

5 comments:

  1. Will I be killed for publishing this now?

    But you'll be a martyr - and become the Patron Saint of Fashion and Fine Appreciation for British Comedy

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  2. LarryD: LOL!
    Mr. Terry: I hope to God not...we need you, brother!
    Islam is a heresy...and the sooner we can speak this with clarity and charity, the better off we will be.
    Anyway...OL of the Rosary Feast is coming soon...Lepanto...the defeat of the Moslem encroachers...how "un PC" is that???:<) and :<P---------!

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  3. I read an awesome book on Lepanto called 'Victory of the West' ... It's actually miraculous that the Pope persuaded the Spanish, Venetians, Genoans, and Austrians to stop quibbling for long enough to defeat the Ottomans.

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  4. Anonymous11:12 PM

    but that would be a GREAT death, Mr.Terry Nelson....i believe in "Jesus, Maria and Joseph, I love you, save souls, save the consecrated" amen!...and thanks for your super-interesting posts, RosaMaria Walkeria

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  5. Thank you. Yes this is exactly what I was thinking of but too lazy to look for myself.

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