Friday, May 09, 2008

Mormon font

~With the recent closing of Catholic records to Mormons, take a look at this photo of a Mormon font . Interesting to see bulls. What's the symbolism?

6 comments:

Jeff said...

I always knew Mormonism was all bull...

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

The bulls symbolize the 12 tribes of Israel. It is based on the Molten Sea from the Temple of Solomon.

Anonymous said...

There is also other symbolism tied in to the bull motiff in Mormon mythology.
Kerry Shirts is a Mormon archaeologist and tells of an ancient Jewish Messiah, Ben Berechiah Joseph whose ancient symbols were the bull and the unicorn, both symbols used for a specific purpose of deity in the Bible.
Also,according to Mormon mythology, "Jahweh", has horns like, "a wild bull".

D.H.

Argent said...

Fr. Richsteig, is there an eschatological significance to the bulls? I don't remember bulls in the Vision of St. John.

Those horns look, um, dangerous. I can just see a Dan Brown novel where some person is found impaled by the horns.

Zadok the Roman said...

Interesting in the context of the 'Golden Calf' of Exodus. The scripture scholars tell us that we should imagine the Israelites thinking of Yahweh in the form of a young bull, a sort of virile fertility god.

Anonymous said...

Mormon aesthetics is an oxy-moron (hey, could be a pun in this instance!). The whole religion is based on one, big, fat lie, conceived by one mid-19th century grave-robber, so it's not surprising their wards and temples are so tacky.