Questions, Comments, Criticisms october 09, 2006

Sandwich Illinois 2005

When I looked at this picture, the obvious Christian symbolism jumped out at me.

My first reaction was to call this Wars, and rumors of wars because of the hot colors and motion in it, and the all the religiously justified political violence in recent years. And that's not restricted to the middle-east; there are plenty of people in the US that frame the "war on terror" as a holy war.

Taking a second look at this image, it started to look like a cross trapped in amber. A fitting allegory for Christianity in particular, and religion in general, in my opinion. Instead of using religion to bring the world's people together, it seems the paradigm continues to be segregation.

FYI, I've been home sick since last Thursday, hence the lack of posts.