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Everybody is wrong.
There you go again, confusing us with facts.
“Everybody” is usually wrong.
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded.
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed.
Might be interesting, if I could actually see anything there.
As a recovering leftist, every time someone on the left hollers that the Vatican should sell all their art it astounds me.
All that priceless art belongs to all of us as members of the Church, at least on an abstract level. What are we to do? Essentially privatize this art at a time of tremendous economic stratification??? Imagine Bernini’s St Teresa getting chiseled out and decorating some oligarch’s swimming pool. Because that is what would happen.
Plus, to playact as a practical utilitarian, when I’m really a truth-and-beauty loving idealist: If the Church sold off all their good stuff it would drive the price of fine art down so far I might be able to afford one of Carvaggio’s lesser works
The people who donated their time, talent, and treasure to build those beautiful churches did so out of love for God. To sell off any of it would be just so wrong.
And the Vatican’s art treasures are available for FREE to anyone and everyone. Their priceless value is in the fact that they belong to all of humanity, and the Vatican is simply the custodian. Therefore, they cannot be sold.