posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 03:01 PM
(Oh god hes back, why cant Neph just stfu?)
The other great thing about ats is that you don't have to agree with anyone else's opinion, after all its just an opinion; heres more of mine. (read
on or ignore, its up to you; I personally don't care either way) Heh, hmm, actually, hell, we dont even respect the "facts" or even official
stories here depending on what the subject is. Its kinda how we all find out stuff is either true or a load of crap. Speaking of crap, (points
upward) I personally see that sort deep personal interpretation towards graven images as week attempt at censorship. You know, I have a lot of love
for my faith, but I do not push it on others and I don't expect the world to be bound by that faith. It is called patience and understanding, two
things jesus practiced in his life.
Jesus also said love your neighbor, pretty sure that covers calling folks stupid and killing people over graven images. (I wouldn't so quickly agree
with some folks convictions.) What else does the bible say? eye for an eye right? AND, also... treat others as you would be treated. By that stance
alone if I am hated or hunted by a christian or muslim for drawing or painting jesus or a prophet, then they should in turn expect to be hated and or
hunted. Jesus also says to forgive and you will be forgiven by the lord, luckily for some people in our little world that this is a complete
contradiction to what I said prior, else we'd have a really big problem on our hands, now wouldn't we? But what do I know Im stupid for
talking to the hand. (ponders)
(perspective tangents, or.. possibly not)
Lets look at the catholic church. (Oohh shineh and sparkleh! the church itself is a graven image!)
Walk into any one of them and they are filled with paintings, statues and glass. Lets not forget the crowns. Now we're talking about the house of the
lord here filled with graven images. Ask a priest why. they'll likely tell you something akin to this. Those images tell the story of the lord our
savior and are personal reminders of his sacrifice and love for us all. But we all know the popes of the past in all of their "holiness", actually
appreciated art too, they may or may not tell you that. Just an FYI. No one in the church actually worships these things. Why? because
these material things would then be Idols.
(Silly ass-umptions for everyone!)
Anyway, I'm being told indirectly that I'm stupid (and in a rather cowardly way I might add) up there by someone who is likely the product of
offshoot teachings of that original faith about graven images. Again, by people who disagreed with the catholic church and left it in order to
establish their own practices in the new world. Lets also look at that for a minute. Can you say inquisition, heresy, whichhunts and crusades? They
left the church! Hmm, not a good thing by old measures. Why did those other orders leave the building block? lets adhere to the old way of thought for
a second like that op. Was it Because it was so strict? Because they disagreed? How would those branches of faith enjoy me, a self proclaimed devote
catholic storming into their homes to find out just how much faith they actually have? Hmm? Something to think about. Its good thing we do not
do that anymore, no? Hmm? dont do as the romans do? oh thats right, vengeance belongs to the lord. Dammit, guess we cant do that then. I guess Ill
have to be a witness to the faults of mankind and pray for them during the judgement that belongs to god and god alone.
Now I personally used to wear a cross, but you know? After I grew up a little more I sort of began to think it was just sick of me to carry an image
of a shunned, whipped, beaten, speared and finally murdered person on my neck. So I can partially to this day agree with some of that op. What say
(Holy snapple crapple, whats with all the typing! TLDR Neph, sorry, I condemn all this condemnation and Im right but alas)
I guess it doesn't matter really, muslims and christians alike ignore everything and anyone they don't agree with. So I suppose... ignorance is
bliss and apparently religion is only quoted and used to condemn out of pride rather than to spread good word and moral message. Its sad really, to
take something so sacred and make the world hate it. I condemn that sort of false authority enforced by the lie that is perdition. That is the
work of satan and its out that ignorance that the lord loses his children. You dumasses don't have that authority but you sure act like you do. Drink
on it. Some should actually feel shame, too bad sociopaths with a lack of empathy, moral compass and conscience can't because it's simply not in
them to do so.
To the artist I say paint on brother, paint on!