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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

An exercise in missing the point


While most churches are currently challenging the idol of shopping and consumerism these guys in Italy are blessing it by putting a chapel in a shopping centre. So while it may "accommodate faith and everyday life" it also endorses and blesses the leisure pursuit known as shopping. It's a "if you can't beat 'em, join them" mentality. Not that it makes any difference but I can't say I approve.

2 comments:

Gary on 31 December 2008 at 16:11 said...

While that might be Italy's first, it has been happening in Ireland for years. All of the shopping centres in Dublin have an oratory of some sort.

The biggest (the Dundrum centre) doesn't at the minute, but the eventual plan is to put a glass roof over the whole village of Dundrum, which will encompass the current chapel in the middle of the new development.

Crazy altogether!

Phil on 31 December 2008 at 16:36 said...

That's nuts. Thanks for letting me know, you should repost your comment on Faith Central

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