Monday, March 26, 2007

No, Not Funny At All

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Exodus 20:4
Once upon a time God gave his law to his people. The commandments were so important that he came down in person and talked face to face with Moses and used his finger to engrave them on stone tablets. The first thing that confronted Moses when he descended the mountain fresh from conversing with God was Israel cavorting around a golden calf that they'd persuaded Aaron, the high priest, to make for them in direct violation of the second commandment. And verily God was pissed.

I'm sure that he is proud then to see the one true church, the only one in which he is well pleased, placing golden statues on top of the temples that it has constructed and dedicated as houses of God. Apparently, the one true church holds these statues in such high esteem that they have actually trade marked them and are willing to sue anyone infringing said trade mark. Or at least that is what CNN is reporting.

Maybe TSCC is hiring Scientology's lawyers...


Just one of many said...

It is a little ironic isn't it. I remember hearing lessons on how ANYTHING can be an idol.
I think Joseph Smith/prophets have become idols too, "Praise to the man" & "Follow the Prophet" are just two of the main songs of praise sung to earthly men!
I can remember feeling very uncomfortable singing songs of their praises during a sacrament meeting. Defeated the purpose of whom were actually there to worship!

Sideon said...

If they put Golden Arches over every temple, then they could trademark that "billions and billions served," too.

Same kind of advertising as McDonalds - faux meat, faux spiritual content.