It's easy to see the Vatican is wildly inconsistent.” ~ David Clohessey
Amongst the more obscure details of church history that clutters my brain is this doozy: At one point the Vatican removed all the penises from their nude statues. Replaced with fig leaves I believe. Okaaay. I get they got prudish & decided the males would be more acceptable without their members but it gets truly bizarre because they did not throw the now useless members away. No siree! They catalogued & stored them!
Now what I want to know, because I'm insatiably curious, is what you all think is the meaning & purpose of the Arts? Is it entertainment only? Should it be beautiful? Are there lines that shouldn't be crossed? Should Art stay out of politics? Where does religion fit in? Should the vatican have left their men intact? [I am not discussing the metaphorical or allegorical aspects of this in this post! lol]