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glaringly vivid and graphic

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giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

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Art Newspaper maintains a list of the top 100 exhibits every year; they invariably include old European masters such as Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, and Cezanne (some of whom were shocking, to be sure, in their own day).
The Church That Forgot Christ is a shocking read in many ways: shocking to hear the sordid details of behind-the-scenes abuse, scandal, and cover-up; shocking to read of such a devout man's heart torn asunder; shocking to read the outrage and damning language of a true believer; shocking to read of the official wall of silence and denial; and of course, as always, it is shocking to hear the very simple, yet so strongly condemned (by some) and ignored (by most) message, "Could we simply have some Christianity put back in Christianity?
Misuse of the word, say industry professionals, causes confusion over how and when shocking should be done.
One image shows a small woman in high heels and a short skirt shocking a much larger man in a black knit cap.