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Express Your Faith

Posted by: Nature's Details on 05/10/2013 - 7:11 PM

Share your Faith and Religious expression, with art. :) All mediums - photography, painting, sculpture, poetry. etc.. :)

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"Tiny by Nature"

 

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Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 05/10/2013 - 7:45 PM

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I'm a Jungian, if I have to be anything. The human mind, soul and psyche can only be understood by looking inside, rather than relying to anything 'outside' of it. The outside force is always within. Which is probably not that different a notion than in religions or any other faith. It's only the symbols that separates all religions. We express ourselves in symbols, but that's not who we are.

Ideally I try to strive towards a sunyata without striving too much, because that would defeat its entire purpose, and it too is a mere concept after all.

 

Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 05/10/2013 - 8:17 PM

"Look at the birds in the air ; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them."

I can agree with that. Nature. It's in line with Taoism / Daoism. If you replace 'your heavenly father' with 'Dao', both symbols / concepts / constructs signify the same thing.

 

Posted by: John Crothers on 05/10/2013 - 8:22 PM

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 05/10/2013 - 8:32 PM

atheism, science is reality

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---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 05/10/2013 - 8:59 PM

Science is just another construct actually, like religion, man-made.

 

Posted by: Roy Erickson on 05/10/2013 - 9:07 PM

 

Posted by: Louise Reeves on 05/10/2013 - 9:08 PM

Somewhere around here is a rules list that does not allow discussions centered on religion or politics...

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 05/10/2013 - 9:13 PM

yeah, but science provable and repeatable.

@louise, bethabby said she lifted the ban as experiment number 3 or 4 commences.



---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Roy Erickson on 05/10/2013 - 9:15 PM

Remind me not to visit these threads

 

Posted by: Nature's Details on 05/10/2013 - 9:17 PM

@ Louise and Roy - Please do not hijack and "troll" the thread. Thanks

http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=1193691

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[quote] One really must consider that this is just Tiny - once more throwing his religion in your face. One of the reasons I don't call myself one of those.[quote]

@ Roy,

Why make it personal and why insult me? You do not have to read the thread, nor do you even have to open it. No one, is "throwing anything in your face". And how is it "my religion"? Do you see any restrictions on this thread? Let's be adults, shall we? This thread is no different than any other here on FAA.

 

Posted by: Karen Newell on 05/10/2013 - 9:21 PM

Life is but a Dream

A Dream
so seemingly solid.

Entwines
the Mind as if this
were the only Reality.

Attached
by the tangled cords of
Collective Consciousness.

Unsure
what the Unraveling
will bring.

Balancing
on the razor sharp edge
of Infinite Possibility.

Seeing
the Promise
of Loves
Divine Light....

Karen Newell
2013

 

Posted by: Nature's Details on 05/10/2013 - 9:25 PM

@ Philip. I have never heard this term "Jungian"? I will have to do a little research. Thank you for the comments. :)

 

Posted by: Louise Reeves on 05/10/2013 - 9:28 PM

Just by your becoming defensive, (please look up trolling and hijacking), your thread becomes "different" from the others. I merely stated that there had been rules prior to the "experiment".

 

Posted by: RICK RAUZI on 05/10/2013 - 9:32 PM

 

Posted by: Nature's Details on 05/10/2013 - 9:35 PM

I like that Karen. :)

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 05/10/2013 - 9:39 PM

i think louise was just interjecting since these forum rules updates aren't sticky, and i saw no insults by roy at all, he may not be talking about religion, but it is a discussion.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Nature's Details on 05/10/2013 - 9:44 PM

@ Mike,

Yes Mike and Beth (Abbie) asked that the threads be kept on topic.

[quote]4. Keep to the topic in the main post. ie, no gun politics in a thread about a mass shooting. No talk about registering pressure cookers when talking about the sadness of a bombing etc.[quote]

Whether you consider it insulting, or not, is irrelevant. This was personal and uncalled for:

[quote]One really must consider that this is just Tiny - once more throwing his religion in your face. One of the reasons I don't call myself one of those.[quote]

Can we please keep this thread to the topic?

Thanks.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 05/10/2013 - 9:52 PM

we are keeping to topic, maybe their religion is to question you, and they are following it, and your doubting them.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 05/10/2013 - 10:02 PM

one can assume they celebrate the long honored tradition of Festivus, and one of those traditions is to air your grievances. which seems about right according to the psalms.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Nature's Details on 05/10/2013 - 10:03 PM

I am accused of "throwing religion in your face", by starting a thread that is meant to celebrate the freedoms we all have to express ourselves. Whether it be our faith/religion, sexuality, political standing and yet just moments ago I am sent a private email/message, attacking and mocking my faith, by the very person who accuses me of being "in your face".

Where is the intolerance coming from? On any other issue, behavior like that, would be considered harassment and hate.

Why is it so hard for those who do not agree with "religion", or a persons ability to express it, to just leave it alone? No one is asking you to like it, to change who you are or to accept what is expressed. Why does your lack of belief, make it wrong for me to express my belief?

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 05/10/2013 - 10:12 PM

 

Posted by: Ed Meredith on 05/10/2013 - 10:14 PM


If There Is No God Then Who Changes The Water

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Posted by: Nature's Details on 05/10/2013 - 10:15 PM

@ Carmen,

That is beautiful work! :)

 

Posted by: Poe Ed on 05/10/2013 - 10:15 PM

Tiny is very clear in his main post: "Share your Faith and Religious expression, with art. :) All mediums - photography, painting, sculpture, poetry. etc.. :) ". He clearly invites everybody to post your expression in an art form of all media including poetry. I think that his original post clearly doesn't imply an invitation for any discussion on the topic.

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 05/10/2013 - 10:17 PM

Thanks Tiny -- enjoying the visual celebrations of who we are ;)

Ed -- as ever -- you crack me up. :)

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Posted by: Janine Riley on 05/13/2013 - 2:10 PM

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Posted by: Saribelle Rodriguez on 05/13/2013 - 2:19 PM

Angels with different personalities but all of them waiting for you...
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Posted by: Terrance DePietro on 05/13/2013 - 3:04 PM

 

Posted by: Nature's Details on 05/18/2013 - 1:57 PM

A lot of BEAUTIFUL work posted so far!! :)

"God So Loved The World"

For God so loved the world He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16

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"Tiny by Nature"

 

Posted by: Glenn McCarthy Art and Photography on 05/18/2013 - 2:33 PM

Caught this on the wall of a historic church structure in old town Riverside, California

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Some inspirational and thought provoking work here.

Thanks for moderating this thread like a gentleman Tiny.

Glenn McCarthy Art and Photography

 

Posted by: Nature's Details on 07/07/2013 - 2:38 PM

I have been working on more of these and would love to see others share some of theirs. There are beautiful examples of artwork that celebrates faith at FAA.

Add a text description so there is content for search engines to pick up and to help FAA (and your art!) get more exposure! (borrowed this line from Dan C's Grasses and Reeds thread.)

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Photo Title: Bible Verses - Plans For You - Jeremiah

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- Tiny by Nature

PS - Feel free to join my group - Bible Verses on Artwork

http://fineartamerica.com/groups/bible-verses-on-artwork.html



 

Posted by: Patricia Strand on 07/07/2013 - 3:01 PM

I have faith in myself.

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Deborah, I love your "We are Stardust." Tiny, I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend.

 

Posted by: Kathi Shotwell on 07/07/2013 - 4:07 PM

 

Posted by: Tom Druin on 07/07/2013 - 4:34 PM

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 07/07/2013 - 5:57 PM

Posts and threads of a political or religious nature are not permitted on the forum. You can catch up with all the forum rules here,

http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=260080

This group is for all topics, including religion and politics http://fineartamerica.com/groups/if-you-cant-stand-the-heat.html?tab=overview

You may show art with no discussion or you may take it to that group. Your choice.

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 07/07/2013 - 8:13 PM

Thanks Abbie...safe to post,without question,then.....

oops,wrong image,will fix....regular case of 'wrong again'....as suggested recently to me........keep the faith.....



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Posted by: Mel Steinhauer on 07/07/2013 - 9:39 PM

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Posted by: Murray Bloom on 07/07/2013 - 11:47 PM

I'm not a religious person at all. Yet somehow, I've accumulated a lot of churches and symbolic images, like:


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Posted by: Paul OToole on 07/08/2013 - 7:00 AM

 

Posted by: Les Palenik on 07/08/2013 - 7:44 AM

I believe in Charles Darwin, and nature is my cathedral

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Posted by: H Drew on 07/08/2013 - 8:13 AM

False Premise:

Who dare eat of that.......that is Mine?
It was she who ate first!

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Posted by: Gregory Scott on 07/08/2013 - 8:15 AM

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On a philosophical basis, I can say that everyone exercises faith, almost every day. If you go to work, you expect drivers to drive on the "right" side of the road, even if you are in one of those backwards countries. You expect to be paid for your efforts, and you expect it to be enough to allow you survive, and hopefully do a little more. If you sit on a chair, you expect it to hold you up, usually without reviewing all the calculations done by the designer. We invest our love and affection in those we believe are worthy (at least potentially) of that effort. If you create an image, you may exhibit faith that you have the ability to convey something of value to others. Sometimes faith is misplaced, but we all place some trust somewhere.

 

Posted by: Lara Ellis on 07/08/2013 - 8:41 AM

Nicely put Gregory :-)

 

Posted by: Nature's Details on 07/08/2013 - 9:05 AM

Please read Abbie's post above -

Posted by: Abbie Shores on 07/07/2013 - 5:57 PM


This thread was created before the change in rules, back to no "discussion" about religion and/or politics. This thread is an image thread. Post an image with a description, in order to be indexed by Google, but it is not the place to share what we think faith is, or our feelings regarding religion.

I have made the thread inclusive of all religious faiths.

Please keep comments, to a description of the art and responses related to the images being posted.





 

Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 07/08/2013 - 9:07 AM

I have faith only in nature.

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Posted by: H Drew on 07/08/2013 - 9:19 AM

Faith in factual truth over belief based in wishful thinking

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Posted by: R Allen Swezey on 07/08/2013 - 9:56 AM

I have faith that my ROOMBA will clean up all my dirt:

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That's just a joke..I don't own a Roomba.

ReEdit:

I have faith that I'll open my eyes each morning...And keep them open WIDE throughout the day.

Otherwise, I would never close them at night.

 

Posted by: Nature's Details on 07/08/2013 - 9:58 AM

Faith in factual truth over belief based in wishful thinking - Posted by: H Drew on 07/08/2013 - 9:19 AM

I am not sure how much more clear Abbie or myself can make it, to keep comments on posts to descriptions of the work and not about your feelings on faith and/or religion.

Drew, if you can't contain yourself and the concept is just a little too tough, please don't post here. Others are here to share their art, not make jabs at peoples faith and religion. Please be respectful.

Thanks :)

 

Posted by: H Drew on 07/08/2013 - 2:36 PM


@ Tiny "Drew, if you can't contain yourself and the concept is just a little too tough, please don't post here. Others are here to share their art, not make jabs at peoples faith and religion. Please be respectful."

Your lack of understand of expression of faith is not to negate my nor anyone else's expression of faith whether that faith is reason based or fable based.
A few descriptive lines for image inspiration clarification, you only have problems with when it clashes with your own faith.

Your lack of respected, as pointed out before through your constant hounding of me when I stay well with the premise of the topic of a thread and within this forum's bylaws is nothing more than harassment under the guise of civility.

I am sure Abbie can speak for herself and once again, please stop attempting to stifle other's expression of faith that differs from your own.

 

Posted by: H Drew on 07/08/2013 - 2:50 PM

I have faith in the American Ideals found it the "Bill of Rights" such as the freedom of expression and the right to bear arms.......Just to name a few.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bill_of_Rights

 

Posted by: Nature's Details on 07/08/2013 - 3:02 PM

H Drew,

If I wanted to stifle anyone's expression of faith, I would have created an image thread specifically intended to display images of my own personal faith. Do what you will, as there is only so long I will bang my head against a dense board. It will end up being me who gets in trouble anyways, for giving you any attention about this.

Have a great afternoon Drew!! :)

 

Posted by: H Drew on 07/08/2013 - 3:06 PM

@ Tiny
"Have a great afternoon Drew!! :)"

You Too! Tiny by Nature



Faith in women to choose their own destiny!
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