RE: That Danish Cartoon
Thanks Roossy90 for the thread, and thanks 6star for the joke.
I am a christian and believe that God is spirit, and isn't as concerned about
alot of the things that we, of the physical sort, are. That is not to say that
God is not concerned with the physical world, but as physicals we have a different
Religious arguments, feuds, councils, movements, etc. tell us more about humans than
they do about God. A few years ago an artist did a piece with a figure of the crucified
Christ in urine. It did not upset me, but it upset quite a few people. I looked at it
differently from them, but it did not mean I didn't love Jesus as much as they did.
I have heard it said that in Islam that they don't allow images of people to be portrayed,
at least in a religious context. That is why the early art and architecture of Islam was
void of images of man or aniamal They could be turned into a form of worship. That is one
reason the Taliban justified destroying the Buddhist monuments in Afghanistan. But during the past
century we have seen pictures of their religious leaders and martyrs quite often, and they also do
not forbid videos or TV. These are images just as much as a statue or painting or cartoon.
I do not know if they consider this inconsistent with their tenets or not.
I do know that I am often inconsistent with the tenets of the Christian religion, but am true to
the faith. The longer I know God, I see how little I have understood and realized God, and what a wonderful
opportunity to grow I still have. So far I know God is love, just, patient and persevering, and has a sense
of humour. Yes, there is more that I know of God, but for this moment, let these words suffice.
What I know of humans is usually written in history, pamphlets and books (holy or not), my experiences, etc.,
but like a TV show, it seems too much to be reruns. And as a human, my words lack the clarity of my heart.