Friday, May 15, 2015

Marketing The Holy Shroud

Matthew 21:12-13
And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. 13And He said to them, "It is written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER'; but you are making it a ROBBERS' DEN." 

The holy Shroud of Jesus is on displayed again, Turin is 'invaded' by lots of tourists who came to pay their visit to the Shroud.
It is not a bad thing, it helps promoting tourism, helps economical gains, and it is a religious event.
Then, they built a whole row of tents along via Garibaldi selling the holy items, such as the statue of various Popes, their photo, photo of the holy Shroud, all kind of crosses, plus some unrelated goods.
Which means, they damaged the beauty of the street.....for the sake of marketing the Holy Shroud.

Furthermore, they partially covered up the facade of the Duomo, such a pity, so instead of a beautiful facade, the tourists see a ' under construction ' Duomo, that just doesn't make sense....

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

I don't get it, but then again, relics like this were never emphasized in the Protestant churches, and this thing always struck me to be a fraud anyway.

At least it brings money into the city.