Sunday, August 20, 2006

Subtraction by addition?

Whitney Gould reports in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on controversial plans for additions to two Unitarian churches designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
"You have no more right to add on to these buildings than the Taliban did to blow up those Buddhas," says Nicholas Olsberg, a Canadian Wright scholar, referring to the 2001 destruction of ancient monuments in central Afghanistan.

Wouldn't this be more like Buddhists blowing up those Buddhas? Or if Wahabbists blew up the Kaaba?

Meanwhile, over at Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois,

Kelley [Steve Kelley, head of the church facilities committee] says congregants know that militant Wright purists - "the preservation Taliban," he calls them - are just waiting to pounce on whatever the architects come up with.

2 Comments:

Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

I read the article and found it very odd that something like 1/3 of the congregations at these Churches we're children. You don't even see that at Catholic churches and the Catholic religion is probably a lot more welcoming toward's large familes. The numbers just seemed awfuly inflated.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good ole Whitney could not wait until the Weaklandistas vandalized St Johns Cathedral, yet she is shedding crocodile tears for this ugly protestant church??

My my

10:09 AM  

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