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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Christ the Redeemer mimics Muslim icon

Source: Twitter #Rio2016

My 'In tray' this morning contained a recommended tweet, #Rio2016. Above is the lead 'photo'.

'Christ the Redeemer' is, for some, "the ultimate religious symbol", for others, an "irresistible tourist attraction". Read about the construction of this modern wonder of the world here

As celebrity cults continue to be pumped out by the media with the BBC frequently taking the lead, questions have been asked about why the BBC 'ignores Olympian Usain Bolt's commitment to Christ': "Usain Bolt is a Bible-believing, God-honoring, Jesus-worshipping Christian. But not a whisper from the BBC; not a word of explanation of the real significance of these 'moments to himself.'"

By contrast Mo Fara's Muslim prayers on the track are a constant reminder of his faith before displaying his characteristic 'M' symbol on his head.

Many interpretations will be applied to the changed Rio image of Christ, all detracting from the primary image of Christ the Redeemer but few today will care if Christians are offended by it.

The Olympic movement strives to strengthen its ideals by condemning the Egyptian judo star who refused to shake hands with his Israeli opponent after being beaten and there was widespread praise for the Olympic spirit when New Zealand and American runners helped each other during their race after collision.

If the BBC and the rest of the media displayed similar standards Christians would have less cause for concern.


  1. I cannot discover who corrupted this image,but yes I am grossly offended ; this is sacrilege.

    1. I'm not sure if this is relevant at this point AB. But in all the apostasy which surrounds the people of God by liberals in the UK, the silence from evangelicals - is it not rather conspicuous?

      For instance in Wales, there is EFCW (Evangelical Movement of the Church in Wales) and EMW Evangelical Movement of Wales. Not to mention well known churches such as St Marks Gabalfa, St Michaels Aberystwyth - " All those who want coffee, put your hands down".

      Make no mistake, the Goliath of this world continues to ridicule, "Give me a man, who is able to fight" 1Sam 17 v10..

  2. Perhaps our Blessed Lord is shewn here honouring his Virgin Mother?