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For Facebook, this image of Jesus Christ is “sensationalist and excessively violent”

We all know that Facebook has a quite peculiar politics as far as violent and explicit images are concerned .…

For Facebook, this image of Jesus Christ is"sensationalist and excessively violent"

We all know that Facebook has a quite peculiar politics as far as violent and explicit images are concerned . Everyone knows that the Zuckerberg network censors female nipples, nudity and overly sensitive multimedia content . The motives are varied and their Community Standards are somewhat excessive, which has led to censorship of the Venus de Willendorf and the image that stars in this article: a photo of a sculpture of Christ crucified.

The sculpture represents Jesus crucified on the Cross of San Damián , and his picture was used by the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio, USA), a Catholic university. This wanted to carry out an advertising campaign on Facebook to promote a theology course , but Facebook considered that the image was “Shocking, sensationalist and excessively violent”.

So what affirm from the university in his official blog in a post titled “It was rejected” . In words of the Franciscan University , “The Crucifixion of Christ was all those things. It was the most sensational action in history: man executed his God. It was shocking, yes: God deigned to become incarnate and was “obedient unto death,” even death on a cross. ” And it was certainly excessively violent: a man whipped during the last moments of his life, nailed to a cross and left to die. ”

For Facebook, this image of Jesus Christ is"sensationalist and excessively violent"

For Facebook, this image of Jesus Christ is"sensationalist and excessively violent"

Beyond the beliefs of each one, what we are not going to enter, the censorship of religious images is not the first time that it takes center stage . In fact, back in 2011, Facebook was accused from censor Christian content and conservative nature . Also, recently censored the painting “The Origin of the World” , that even explicit, It is a work of art , and Facebook establishes in its community rules that authorize _ “Photographs of paintings, sculptures and other works of art showing naked figures”.

What do you think? Do you think it is okay for Facebook to censor this type of images?

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