Monday, December 28, 2009

Childermas


Today, we remember the massacre of the Holy Innocents, depicted above by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Labels: ,

Bookmark and Share

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easily I assent to but I about the collection should prepare more info then it has.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Steven P. Cornett said...

Good representation that also brings to light the difference between earlier times and now in "bringing something to life." The post-modern presentation wouldn't be called proper unless all the historical details, to the last (found or invented) was put in place in the depiction. Yet, our ancestors found it more dramatic to bring the event to the present viewer or audience, as seen here. The greatest example I find of this difference is the traditional Creche, given to us by St. Francis of Assisi, versus the evangelical view of it as "unhistoric and therefore unbiblical" (without realizing the place of their own worldview on the presentation), as seen in the popular webtoon "Retooning the Nativity".

Another article on Childermas (as the Feast of the Holy Innocents was called) from a Protestant pastor caught my attention, here. One sentence in particular caught my attention.

Egyptians disposed of their unwanted children by disemboweling and dismembering them shortly after birth--their collagen was then harvested for the manufacture of cosmetic creams.

Given that we've read about such practices being revived in certain corners of the world, the sentence hung like an indictment.

1:15 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Thanks for the info on Childermas. I've changed the title of this post accordingly.

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again a honesty a possessions post. Because of your friend

2:59 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Omnes Sancti et Sanctæ Coreæ, orate pro nobis.