So, it still sucks after a day. Hard to believe, eh?
There is a church down the street from us that has had to close its doors. For some reason, I had the impression that churches never close; probably because they never pay taxes I figured they were protected by the state. Apparently not.
So, they had to close. I'm guessing the rents went up. High Park has gone very yuppie as of late and a lot of people are getting priced out of the neighborhood. Also, apparently, yuppies don't go to church. Theism is such a working class thing, isn't it?
Anyway, the Church is just a gorgeous old building. Not quite gothic, but in a semi-gothic style, built around the turn of the last century in solid stone. It'd be a pity to demolish it. So, the real estate company is building condos inside the church and selling off the stained-glass. Isn't that cute?
Many of us who aren't particuarly Christian might still be unnerved by the crass bourgeois arrogance of trying to buy a religious site. But, I can accept that times have changed and the vaules of consumerism have seemingly replaced all other human values. What can ya' do? At least, yuppies know great architecture when they see it, right? But, what gauls me is the ad line they're using to sell the condos. I quote:
"_______ Condominiums: A Whole New Temptation!"
Get it?! Haw-haw-haw! We have no dignity at all! And we're way too rich to respect anyone else!
Go ahead. Feel free. Celebrate the death of affect.