March 7, 2007

Footprints: "Quo vadis?", Maradona Martyrdom: Peter, Maradona




Guíñigo suggested me to send this to McSweeney's "Convergence Contest". So I did it adding the following description (please note that for the aim of the contest I had to use the expression convergence instead of sosias):

In this double convergence, Peter is the link between Jesus and Maradona. Although the footprints belong to Jesus, Peter is involved in the "Quo vadis?" story: As Peter leaves Rome to escape from persecution, he finds Jesus in his way to the city. "Domine, quo vadis?" "Eo Romam iterum crucifigi". That stroke Peter, so he turned around, entered the city and suffered martyrdom.

Soccer is a new (pagan) religion with its own gods, cathedrals, liturgy, calendar, feasts, apologists and detractors, and of course martyrs. Soccer-religion imitates Christianism. Maradona is one of these main soccer-gods. His footprints have been saved on bronze, just like Jesus' on marble; like Peter, he was also martyrized by his enemies.

4 comments:

jose antonio said...

el futbol como religión pagana... aunque plagado de dioses, le falta un Dios.
aunque me parece más comparable al "pan y circo" romano.
o será solamente negocio?

Marce said...

La verdad es que el término medio "Pedro" sale sobrando, no? A Maradona alias Dios (la mano de) se le podría encontrar un sosias directamente divino.

Enrique G de la G said...

No, no sale sobrando porque el Begriff "sosias" es siempre relacional, i.e. implica siempre una pareja. En este caso, el Maradona crucificado es el sosias del Pedro según Caravaggio. No puedes prescindir del Caravaggio.

dilettantus in interrete said...

Eine kleine Ergänzung meinerseits:

http://heiligenbildchen.blogspot.com/2007/04/martyrium-maradonae-ac-martyrium-petri.html

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