Wednesday, September 28, 2016

St Michael

Usually St Michael the Archangel is portrayed as a Roman soldier defeating Satan, who is portrayed as a dragon.

The problem is that often in "modern" art, the image is prettified, so it makes him look like he is wearing a skirt, and often since he doesn't have a helmet, he has a pageboy cut so looks like a woman.

On the other hand, in one of (Father) Andrew Greeley's novels, when St Michael appears he is dressed lie a Navy SEAL. However, one suspects such an image would not get past the PC in the Vatican, who seem to forget history and go around saying "No more War" and "war doesn't solve anything".

So I am happy today (The feast of St M. is this week) that Father Z posts this:

Michael as Samurai Warrior by Daniel Mitsui

This is a nice sentiment, but as I learned in Africa,  that doesn't stop the bad guys from killing unarmed nuns and priests and villagers, even when the "insurgents" were funded by the World Council of (left wing liberal) churches....but that is another story for another day....

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