Member Rara Avis
"I wonder if Obama will denounce this, good Christian that he is, or will he silently bask in the adulation?"
The irony of that statement in regards to the “crucifixion” of Obama painting...does not go unnoticed by me.
“It's okay, I suppose, to insult Christians in our current cultural climate”
The irony of that statement made me scratch my head.
Denise, I am sure you are a nice person and all that…but ah, you have insulted me (I can only speak for myself) on several occasions by voicing your beliefs and disbeliefs, and I never said a word because it’s your right to do so, however, that statement you made seems to indicate you don’t like it one bit when what you believe is perceived (by you) to be insulted…
I don’t look down on anyone for their beliefs (at least I don’t think I do).
But here is what I do have a issue with:
1. a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics.
2. FANATICAL. ________________________________________
1. enthusiast, zealot, bigot, hothead, militant. FANATIC, ZEALOT, MILITANT, DEVOTEE refer to persons showing more than ordinary support for, adherence to, or interest in a cause, point of view, or activity. FANATIC and ZEALOT both suggest excessive or overweening devotion to a cause or belief. FANATIC further implies unbalanced or obsessive behavior: a wild-eyed fanatic. ZEALOT, only slightly less unfavorable in implication than FANATIC, implies single-minded partisanship: a tireless zealot for tax reform. MILITANT stresses vigorous, aggressive support for or opposition to a plan or ideal and suggests a combative stance. DEVOTEE is a milder term than any of the foregoing, suggesting enthusiasm but not to the exclusion of other interests or possible points of view: a jazz devotee.
With all that said, I think there are many ways to interrupt the art. That, in my mind, is what makes it art.
For now, I am going to interrupt it as, “will he be crucified for someone else’s sins?”
"too bad ignorance isn't painful"