Friday, 7 September 2012

Lay monuments pointing at the sky [Monumente laice arătând către cer]

Isn’t is fascinating to witness that most (if not all) secular societies’ monuments are still pointing at the sky?

Even after scrapping the idea of divine authority over the earth and distancing themselves from the very concept of God (deemed as obsolete, backward, useless today etc) people are looking up to the visible skies and beyond.

Fewer and fewer are those drawn to Christ’s love, while more and more are those eager to welcome aliens descending from UFOs.

Nevertheless, all people (religious or self-worshipping irreligious), from all places and all ages, have always been secretly yearning for some kind of salvation from a world whose progress has only put and tightened a noose around our necks.

Cathedrals and churches are still towering cities in many countries of the Old Continent (most of which is part of the secular EU).

Some are abandoned ruins (see pics from Scotland here or here), others are turned into cafés or stores, however, they are still here with us, getting in the way of those who banished from God their minds and reject His natural laws.

People can’t live without a certain innate aspiration to verticality, can they? Hardly any monumental work of art could express greatness horizontally. 

Followed either legitimately (“I am the Way, the Truth, the Life”) or illegitimately (through an anthropocentric Tower of Babel), this upward aspiration is inherent in human nature. 

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1 comment:

MunteanUK said...

Photo Legend:

[1] The Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel), Paris, France.

[2] The Washington Monument (in honour of America’s first President, George Washington), the world’s tallest stone structure, situated on the National Mall, Washington DC, USA.

[3] The Walter Scott Monument (in memory of Sir Walter Scott, one of the most famous Scottish writers that have ever lived), on Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

[4] Emperor Trajan’s Column (celebrating his conquest of Dacia), Rome, Italy.

[5] The Political Martyrs’ Monument, on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

[6] The Congress Column, Brussels (Bruxelles / Brussel), Belgium.

[7] Nelson’s Column (in honour of Admiral Horatio Nelson) in Trafalgar Square, London, UK.

[8] The Melville Monument (in memory of Henry Dundas, the 1st Viscount Melville), sitting centrally to St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.