Friday, March 2, 2012

Andrei The end of the Cathedral

Christchurch's "iconic" Cathedral is to go.

I wonder how many of the "Heritage campaigners" who are upset worshiped there every Sunday morning?

3 comment(s):

kowtow said...

Dread to think of what they'll put up instead. No doubt it will reflect the current obsession with all things "Aotearoan."

twilightoftheidols21 said...

"I wonder how many of the "Heritage campaigners" who are upset worshiped there every Sunday morning?"

Not many I assume, and I see your point. But to be fair the Cathedral had value in two distinct ways. In one sense it was the centre of a Christian community. But it also had value as a fine example of Christian architecture. Even a non -Christian can regret the loss of this piece of our western heritage.

Personally I'm more concerned about the Catholic Cathedral. -- A much finer building for one thing. When George Bernard Shaw visited Christchurch he asked to see the Cathedral, the city fathers were miffed when it turned out he meant the Catholic one near the gas works not the protestant one in the square.

scrubone said...

Well, exactly.

Church buildings are built for the Glory of God, if they are not functioning for that purpose, we need to seriously consider what purpose we have them for.

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