Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Pinecone

Yes, Meredith, it's true.





This is me with a pinecone in Ravenna. It was just sitting outside the church, on this pillar, with palmettos all around it.

Where did the idea of Catholics worshiping pinecones come from anyway?

2 comments:

Meredith said...

I believe that the idea came from this excitable fellow.

I looked at the bottom of his page just now, and noticed that he had added a photo of the giant bronze pinecone at St. Peter's. I had been wondering if I should send him a helpful email introducing him to this ultimate abomination of desolation, but it looks like he found it by himself. Sigh.

Pinecones are simply a common motif in romanesque architecture. I don't know why.... I think they just look cool with their Fibonacci shininess.

Cool picture, by the way! It's kind of Gothick.

Sheila said...

Wow . . . insane! My favorite line is from the very end: "Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that nothing will not hurt you spiritually."

Nothing will not hurt you spiritually? Freudian slip, perhaps.

I think it would be a good time to point out that Protestants have services in buildings. Pagans have services in buildings. Therefore Protestantism is clearly pagan.

Somebody should have studied Aristotelian logic. My goodness.