There are fewer things more beautiful than real wood paneling. So, you'll forgive me, but I'm having a hard time understanding how this isn't a complement.
Sheffield is a convert to Reformed Theology, and he's joking about your original post . . . lighten up.Williamson is a convert to Roman Catholicism, and he's joking about the contrast between the plainness of Presbyterian and/or Reformed churches and Roman Catholic churches.
One of the features of our house is the wood paneling in the living room.put up wood paneling
Close, but I tend toward oiled doug fir floors and maybe a bison head on the wall. I'm partial to a large sheep fleece under my feet, large fireplace, and no TV.I mean, this has to be the pinnacle of Western style...
"If the Sistine Chapel were a Presbyterian sanctuary, Michelangelo would have been ordered to put up wood paneling." - Kevin D. Williamson, "The Tuesday" (3/9/21)
It's almost as if some people don't think Presbyterians have any taste!
When I first read this I thought you were talking about that 70s fake wooden paneling--which I actually like that look. But yeah, I don't think many people would think that is good taste. And then of course, Michelangelo wouldn't be putting up 70s wooden paneling--but it was a long day at work, so my mind is a bit fried at the moment.
@bookslover "Hmmm. Shag carpeting in the Sistine Chapel." --Would that go with the fake wooden paneling?