The reason why Christians started softening their stance on likenesses in “art”…

The reason why Christians started softening their stance on likenesses in art…

Answer…They were getting killed…

Ok, I could flesh that answer out a bit…

Christians were running around getting really angry about “artists” doing likenesses in art…

Not just naked people…

Anything that looked like something God had created…

So anyway…

The people who had spent a really really long time making their statue of their wife or of themselves or of a golden calf did not like having their “work” denigrated…

Also…The people who were busy making things that sort of contravened what the Old Testament said weren’t exactly religious people…

So, like, they were dangerous…

Kind of like that big scary guy at that biker bar who sits in the corner…

He might be nice, he might be not nice, either way, I am not about to go up to him & tell him what I think of his realistic tattoos…

That they should be more abstract…

It is just not a smart thing to do…

But Christians were doing this sort of thing & getting into alot of major trouble…

So anyways, one of the Popes saw this happening & was like:”Ok, enough…Leave it alone…This is not worth it…”

So then other Popes afterwards continued in that tradition of softening their stance on that, & some of them wrote little books about it, to make sure Christians didn’t go bugging that big guy at the bar anymore & getting beat up for it…

So that is how Christianity started to soften its stance on realism in art…

You got to choose your fights…Pick your priorities..Weigh your options…Is this worth it to me or not?

ON another topic, but still in the religion section of my brain…

The video below is excellent & if you go to the Youtube page for the Video, there is a link to the book, which I just bought…

or you could just click here & see the Amazon page directly without going first to Youtube (& buy the book…)

http://youtu.be/2l3hQ83LZNg
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