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The social issue I chose that has occurred in Americas history that I feel strongly about is the conspiracy of religion. Religion is my opinion is nothing more than elaborate stories created to give faith to those who are too weak and too ignorant to think for themselves. What is life but a journey to death? What life is that? People want something to look forward to when they die. People need to be afraid of hell to be kept from doing wrong. Religion is a machine created to keep the masses in control.
A great example of this is the Roman Catholic Church during the middle ages. People who knew nothing else besides the church paid heavy taxes and gave the church gifts for forgiveness. They were born into this and knew nothing else. This gave the church power over pretty much everything. Even Today, Churches take up to 10% of a hard earned paycheck. People still today, believe the only way to heaven is through going to church every Sunday which is not true at all.
In the creation of this poster, I didn’t use a certain style, I used my own and maybe a combination of others. I tried to get a classic feel, like the art from the ancient religious artists with a mix of photography to create a blended effect that I feel creates a strong point.
I used balance and emphasis mostly. Jesus Christ is in color while the people are in black and white. The figure in the middle puts a good balance and emphasis on the piece. I feel like it gets the point across.
The Response I wish to communicate with the viewer is to look outside the box. Believe what you will, but know the origins of it and give other things a chance. Don’t conform. It’s not illegal to have your own beliefs.
According to the Biblical description of God, the image below is an utterly incorrect and erroneous image of God, made like in the form of a mortal man:
Who is this man anyway? He has long hair. He has the pagan symbol of Odin's cross behind his head. He has a pagan mystical hand gesture on his right hand. He has a pagan symbol of the sacred heart.
We don't know this man and we don't worship this image. It is of pagan origin.
Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by S1RCH
I just thought you might know from the top of your head.