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DarkMajor21
DarkMajor21

Sad that TV shows are not like this anymore.

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Yuribeard7
Yuribeard7

Thats a lot of idols he has there.

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templarnordbyzantine Author
templarnordbyzantine

If someone wants to dedicate their skills to make something religious, I don't think it would be right to day there making an idol. As long as the person is worshiping God, not the image of God, I think it's fine.

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InsanityPays
InsanityPays

What about all the materialistic people in our society? Look at our nation's federal government, Yuri- humans have been so unsatisfied with the gods we've created (despots, kings, dictators) that we've decided to throw together our own Mount Olympus. We now have a bunch of "gods" fight over issues with the implied belief that us petty, insignificant mortals aren't expected to be involved in or even understand for that matter. While it's so obvious that we're trying to create human gods you still don't see past a little porcelain baby jesus?

I'm not a Christian or even a religious person for that matter, but I can understand how this artwork helps people connect to their god and better understand themselves. They don't worship the art, they worship the faith in god it represents. The bible has many interpretations, and I'd go as far to say the most relevant interpretation of idols would be the people we try to turn into gods, not the objects.

Its both disrespectful and condescending to call religious art "idols" and justify that with your own twisted version of Christianity.

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After seeing a Christmas Dragnet episode, I thought it was too good to not share.

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Joe Friday and Bill Gannon are called to investigate a case of Baby Jesus theft at the San Fernando Mission church. Father Xavier Rojas explains that a statue of the infant Jesus Christ is missing from the church's Nativity scene. Though the statue is of little financial value, it would be very disheartening to the congregation if the statue were missing at Christmas Mass. However, as the theft occurred on Christmas Eve, that leaves 24 hours for Friday and Gannon to locate the statue and recover it. In spite of their best efforts, Friday and Gannon cannot locate the statue and come to the church to give Father Rojas the bad news when a young boy, Paco Mendoza comes in with the statue on a red wagon. Paco explains to the Father that he'd prayed that he'd receive a wagon on Christmas and if he were given it, he'd give the infant Jesus the first ride. Needless to say, no charges are pressed. After, as Father Rojas says, "Paco's family are very poor." Friday replies, "Are they father?"

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