"CALVIN'S MECCA": JOHN CALVIN GETS AN ISLAMIC MAKEOVER

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A Muslim sculptor has created a statue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Protestant Reformer John Calvin which is entirely Islamic. The sculpture is ironic considering Calvin and the Reformers ultimately ushered in the relativism that has destroyed Europe's ability to discern good from evil and truth from a lie...

From EuropeNews: "DORDRECHT. There is opposition in Dordrecht to a sculpture that should be unveiled in July... The art work creates a link between Calvin and Islam, Reformatorisch Dagblad newspaper reported yesterday.

"Het Mekka van Calvijn" (Calvin's Mecca) is the name of the work created by the Moroccan artist Aziz Bekkaoui. It is a cube measuring 4 by 4 by 4 metres, consisting entirely of reflective glass. The cube apparently refers to the Kaaba, the sacred central building in the courtyard of the Great Mosque in the Islamic place of pilgrimage, Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

The controversial sculpture is intended for Het Hof, the square beside the historic Augustijnenkerk, in the centre of Dordrecht. Gert de Boon, verger of the church, submitted an objection to the artwork to the local authority yesterday. "Calvin had nothing to do with Mecca, and (...)"
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