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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.
[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]
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.
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?
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.
Thanks Tiny -- enjoying the visual celebrations of who we are ;)
Ed -- as ever -- you crack me up. :)
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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.
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.
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.
@ 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.
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.