Thursday, August 30, 2007

CHRIST: Is it all about the image of God or the Word of God?

I know we revere the doctrine of the Imago Dei but we live by "every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" not iconic images.
An Aussie artist who created a controversial piece depicting Usama bin Laden morphing into Jesus Christ defended her work, calling for people to look beyond the comparison of good and evil, the News Limited of Australia reported on Thursday.

Priscilla Bracks denied she was trying offend people.

"Absolutely not, no, no,” she said in the News article. “I am not interested in being offensive. I am interested in having a discussion and asking questions about how we think about our world and what we accept and what we don't accept," she said.
My question to my readers is this: What does Jesus look like? We know more about the face of the mysterious and murderous bin Laden since 9/11 than we do about the image of the Jesus we've known for 2000 years.

There is no picture of Jesus available to man ... so how is it that we become offended by a human representation of an unknown? Besides ...
You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.
Deuteronomy 5:8
Captain's Quarters
Herald Sun/Au

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