Why didn't they use the money used to building cathedrals for something else. Like farms or workshops.

Why didn't they use the money used to building cathedrals for something else.
Like farms or workshops. Or anything else that produces value?

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You think of value solely in terms of material production. They thought of value in other ways, which included things like aesthetic beauty, honoring God. Not to mention it was often just a dick measuring contest between rulers.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >aesthetic beauty
      Pic unrelated?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The Italians have more architectural aesthetic beauty in a single gargoyle wiener than your entire country. Cope.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Cope
          Good parrot.

          https://i.imgur.com/FzjGo0X.png

          Oh, son.
          Catholic Church holds an absolute monopoly on the soft power of Christianity, if not the entire Abrahamic faith.

          All because they welcome iconography and nurture the culture of glorifying God through art.

          Doesn't change the fact that the art is hideous.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            You have shittier tastes than the dung encrusted beneath your fingernails, ranjeet

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            It's funny how tradcucks will call Anglo tasteless opulence of the 1900's disgusting but then will meatride it when Catholics do it in outdated architecture because of muh trad

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            1900 was opulence but it wasn't tasteless
            Art Deco and Art Nouveau were the theme of the time and it was also designed with the motif of glorifying God.

            If you look closely at the walls, floors, and elevators, of buildings you will find hidden angels

            The difference between traditional and modern is whether it upholds the core values or not.

            Modern infrastructure is focused on either hyper-productivity, or subversion (lol this hand holding a turd represents the values of Martin Luther King)

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Squawk! Walk the plank!

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            what do you find hideous about it?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, son.
        Catholic Church holds an absolute monopoly on the soft power of Christianity, if not the entire Abrahamic faith.

        All because they welcome iconography and nurture the culture of glorifying God through art.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Because rulers just ruled by whim, not by law or for the good of the people. No one should have power over someone else.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Why?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Power over someone else means to be able legally enact force upon them. Force is wrong because it bypasses the capability for a human to reason. To use force by violence, deception or coercion is thus to reduce a human to an animal. It's akin to forcing a fish not to swim or a gorilla to not use it's muscles.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Rights don’t exist in nature and if a lord isn’t dominating you someone worse probably will.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Nature is a desperate struggle to survive another day, man's capability to reason allows us to conquer nature little by little. Manufacturing insulin to treat diabetes patients comes to mind. Our mind is a product of nature, and we can use it to transcend the bounds of nature. If we stop voting for people to regulate us a bigger evil is not going to suddenly swoop in.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    How dare them use the donations from believers towards something that benefits them and honors God!

    Its a PUBLIC infrastructure, dumbass. It's 100% open to *anyone* at all times. You can sleep there if you want and no one's going to bother you unless you snore too loud
    Does Protestant Churches open during non weekends?
    No

    So don't complain

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Protestant churches are always open like any other church

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >towards something that benefits them and honors God!
      Matthew 25:42
      For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >something that benefits them
      It benefits no one in no way.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Or anything else that produces value

    I would argue the money did. I don't think you understand how important religion was to the majority of humanity just 150+ years ago. Also the Catholic and Orthodox church did and still do a lot of charity and helped those in need both spirituality and financially like helping fund various infrastructure projects.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Like farms or workshops
    Lombardy sacrificed its natural beauty long ago in the name of farms and workshops. What do you want more?

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Do you have any idea of the sheer amount of money building a cathedral requires? The amount of specialized and unspecialized workforce involved? That bad boy fed the milanese population for centuries and created thousands of jobs.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Like farms or workshops
    A vast amount of people were employed designing, building, and decorating those cathedrals. Italy's economy and labor force especially was extremely reliant on supporting the Church.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >soft power bad because I'm too dumb to realize how deeply I'm influenced by it
    Lmao

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This is what hyperfocusing on productive value looks like.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The teenagers on this board are still so badly in their Roman phase it hurts to read

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    During the northern crusades to Baltics, the Livonian chieftain Kaupo was taken to Rome, where he was so awed by what he saw, he converted to Christianity and joined the crusaders against the last remaning pagan tribes in the area.

    These structures looked even more imposing and impressive to people farmers back then.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What, do you think we're robots or something? We're human beings for god's sake.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe a society that produces art, literature and architecture builts and produces more material value and actually incentivizes people to produce value. Crazy idea OP.

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