At St. John’s Church in Horsham, West Sussex, England, Christianity has long withered in the face of blatant, feel-good unbelief.
An Anglican minister removed a sculpture of the crucifixion from the front of his church because it was a ‘horrifying depiction of pain and suffering’ that was scaring off worshipers.
The minister, Ewen Souter, said the traditional Christian symbol was frightening children and that it would be replaced with a modern, stainless steel cross, saying “We wouldn’t want to remind anyone about Christ suffering actual pain on our behalf.”
Souter elaborates: “We’re all about hope, encouragement and the joy of the Christian faith. We want to communicate good news, not bad news, so we need a more uplifting and inspiring symbol than execution on a cross.”
So much for the true cross; religious unconverted people do this all the time– replace the truth with what is false, simply because they want to feel better religiously.