Big Brother Jesus



Here’s a positively Orwellian church in Umbria. I’d be totally creeped out if I were a kid growing up here and every day had to pass this staring visage. I suppose that’s the point: good old time thought police. Check out the scrap metal crucifix on the lawn outside.

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About Marc Alan Di Martino

I'm a skeptical poet, blogger, columnist, occasional cartoonist, atheist, kvetcher and all-around lovable mensch - in precisely that order. I live in Italy, a country in serious need of skeptics and secularists who will challenge the status quo. Kind of like the United States and most places on earth.
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4 Responses to Big Brother Jesus

  1. pacamanca says:

    Passaggio di Bettona?

  2. That’s gotta be the ugliest piece of architecture I’ve ever seen. The only one that can beat this one, I think, is the hideous green church on the way to Florence, right before the Firenze nord exit (we went to Ikea last week and I saw it again). That one deserves a prize on ugliness.

    • The town of Passaggio di Bettona is really weird in a Fascistic sort of way. Do you have a photo of the church you mentioned? I’ve been thinking of doing a “hideous churches” feature on the blog. There are so many of them here…

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