Monday, October 29, 2007

Saint Louis Art Museum, in Forest Park, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - fountain of NeptuneThis lovely fountain is on permanent exhibit in the main hall of the Saint Louis Art Museum. However, this statue, which dates from the early 16th century, is of the pagan god Neptune. The fact that nominally Christian patrons supported such non-Christian art undoubtedly led to the vicious iconoclasm of the Reformation. Likewise, the introduction of pagan art in Catholic churches in recent decades has filled Protestant churches with former Catholics. Art has immense power, and it must be used extremely carefully, not according to whim, but rather according to sound doctrine and faith.

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