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Religions, how many crimes are committed in your name! 宗教!多少罪惡假汝之名行之?

發表於 2018-10-5 10:43:51 | 顯示全部樓層 |閱讀模式
本帖最後由 赫生童子 於 2018-10-6 13:30 編輯

Religions, how many crimes are committed in your name!

Author :
Chang Kai-Chi

In 2006, I was visiting Eastern Europe, seeing a lot of beautiful scenery, there were many beautiful memories and many new inspiring ideas. However, there were also some regrets and some unpleasantness---good or bad. It just my personal feelings.

In Prague, we visited St. Vitus Cathedral/Katedrala Sv. Vita, a cathedral that took 700 years to build.

In fact, I have been to Europe several times. I have seen many famous cathedrals. I am not particularly interested in churches. The "St. Vitus Church" is not tall and majestic, and the black appearance is not particularly beautiful. The carving is just so so.

Anyway, it is part of the itinerary arranged by the travel agency. I didn’t particularly like or dislike it. I was just walking around and looking around with other visitors. At that time, I just wanted to take a few photos of the colorful "inlaid painted glass windows".  There are too many experiences in such famous churches or large museums and art galleries. I understood that some places allow tourists take pictures outside, but photography are strictly forbidden inside.

(Note: The purpose of cameras forbidden to protect the arts. There are many monuments or works of art, especially paintings, which are very sensitive to light, especially intense light, such as camera flash. There are so many tourists every day. If photograph is not prohibited, the camera flash will soon cause the artwork to age out. So, some sites allow tourists take picture without flash, and some sites just forbid the use of camera to avoid intentional or inadvertent use of the flash.)

Before entered the St. Vitus Church, I double checked with the local guide, and she firmly told me it is fine to take picture in side of the church.

After got into the church, I took a panoramic view of the front. When I started to shoot a stained-glass window on the side, A man with black jacket, holding a walkie-talkie, rushed to me and blocked in front of me. He spoke in stiff English, “YOU, NO CAMERA”. It is so unfriendly, “Please don’t take photo” is much politer.

However, at that time, there were many people taking pictures. I am not the only one, why did he watch on me and blind to others?

What is more, after that, he treated me like a thief. While staring at me, in walkie-talkie he informed all other staff pay attention to me.
Later, after the Taiwanese tourist team lead talked to church staff, he figured it out that visitor need pay 30 koruna to take picture. (In fact, 30 koruna is not that much, about 40-50 Taiwan dollar)

I don't know if the local guide has not figured it out, or intentionally want to save this little money for us. Anyway, without paying this "photographing fee" in advance, it caused such misunderstandings and unhappiness.

However, the glittering flashes in the entire church, and the "black jack guy" were moving through the crowd. Those guys in black jacket printed with white Czech letters on the back, which is probably the meaning of "preservation", holding the walkie-talkie and looking around, was trying to find people taking picture without paying money.

This strange scene makes me feel very disgusting! Disgusting with this church and this religion!

I put on the lens cover and completely lost the interest to take picture. I didn't want to pay to continue taking pictures. I didn’t care about that few dollars. Why did I want to save that little money?

In the past, in these sites where photographs were strictly forbidden, especially in some large art galleries and museums, I not only obeyed the regulations myself, but also despised the bad behaviors of "sneak shots", especially the use of flashlights. Because I like art and know these protections for the art is very important.

St. Vitus Church is a totally different case. The purpose of cameras forbidden is not to protect the artworks, but to collect money. as long as you paid 4 to 50 koruna, you could take picture with flash, without consideration of protection of artwork.

Then a sacred hall, there are a bunch of black-jack guys like the German secret police or the Russian KGB, who are actively/unfriendly look for “sneak shots”. What kind of church is this? What kind of religion is it?

“It's no wonder that you could buy vouchers with money during the Middle Ages.” This is what I told other members, Although I know that there are several devout believers in the tourist group.

If the purpose to forbid photograph is to protect the artwork, I will really appreciate such effort!

However, if you pay, you can use the flash to make a big shot. You can't take pictures without paying!

However, if you pay, you can use the flash to make a big shot. You can't take pictures without paying! This is so similar to indulgences.  If you have money, you can buy indulgences for heaven. If you don’t have the money to buy it, you can only go to hell.

Comparing these two things, it seems that I am a bit too much!

Think about it. Isn’t it the same in a symbolic sense? How much compassion was needed to be voluntarily crucified to bear the sins of all mankind? Just for the 50 Taiwan dollar, why does a sacred religious temple become so different?

Looking the golden altar and the sacred altar, it just made me feel sick! Many of the great temples in Taiwan are just the same. By using sweet words, Religions swindled the hard-earned money to build these great temples.

Can the truth be found only in the golden temple?
I hope someone knows Czech could translate this article and post it on some Czech websites.





 樓主| 發表於 2018-10-5 10:47:24 | 顯示全部樓層




在布拉格,參觀了一間號稱建造了700年才蓋好的大教堂---「聖維特教堂」(St Vitus Cathedral/Katedrala Sv. Vita)




  所以進入之後,我先拍了張正面的全景,當我開始要拍側面一扇彩繪玻璃窗時,突然衝過來一個穿著黑色夾克,手持無線對講機的男子,擋在我面前;一幅臭臉用生澀錯誤的英語非常不友善的對我說:「YOU!NO  CAMERA!」(應該說:please!don't photo!至少比較禮貌些)























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