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What I Thought When I Saw The Christ the Redeemer Photo...

Posted on 01/18/2014 4:23:04 PM PST by lbryce



TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: chiststatue; christtheredeemer; jesus; jesuschrist; thefather; theson
Inspiring commentary.
1 posted on 01/18/2014 4:23:04 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Nicely and appropriately done


2 posted on 01/18/2014 4:30:37 PM PST by RWGinger
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To: lbryce

“Hi-five, myself!”

But, I heard a few fingers got consumed.


3 posted on 01/18/2014 4:39:22 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: lbryce

Nice photo, but now, after the lightning, the caption needs to be changed to high FOUR! It seems that the last lightning strike blasted off one of the fingers.


4 posted on 01/18/2014 4:41:03 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: lbryce

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.


5 posted on 01/18/2014 4:57:46 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: lbryce

ZOT haPPens!!


6 posted on 01/18/2014 5:13:43 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Dogbert41

ya....That’s on the same page as the instructions for carving The Ark of the Covenant.

Let us know when you reconcile that little fact with your interpretation of your quote.


7 posted on 01/18/2014 6:30:03 PM PST by G Larry
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To: lbryce

Are you on Reddit, by any chance?


8 posted on 01/18/2014 6:40:54 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: lbryce

So wrong.

I laughed.


10 posted on 01/18/2014 6:42:15 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: RichInOC
Some have made comments that fingers might be missing after lightning struck the statue. It seems the image I found online with the comments and posting it here was actually from a story, also appearing in the New York Post.

New York Post:January 17, 2014:Lightning Breaks Finger Off Rio’s Christ Statue

11 posted on 01/18/2014 7:17:34 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Captainpaintball

I found the image on Imgur, the image site used by Reddit. I use Imgur to post images here at FR. See post 11.


12 posted on 01/18/2014 7:19:19 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Dogbert41
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.

I rarely attend church, but when I am subjected to Catholic weddings with all their up down sit stand up down sit stand go get crackers up down sit stand... I look at the icon they have hanging above the altar that is a represention of a man, the son of G-d Himself, gruesomely scourged, a crown of thorns jammed upon His head, nailed to a cross, and lanced in the side... and I find it rather... disturbing. That such a likeness is acceptable, is very odd, given the 2nd commandment being fairly clear about idols.

13 posted on 01/18/2014 7:36:28 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: G Larry
ya....That’s on the same page as the instructions for carving The Ark of the Covenant. Let us know when you reconcile that little fact with your interpretation of your quote.

Curious - are you comparing the Ark of the Covenant, or the tablets inside (given by God Himself) to an idol?

I can see both sides of an argument about whether statuary is the same as an idol (some will feel some worshipful awe and others will understand it's just inanimate art), but I'm curious about your apparent defense of such statuary by making a mockery of the truth of the Bible.

14 posted on 01/19/2014 4:14:29 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Dogbert41

-— Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. -—

Like the cherubim on the Ark of the Covenant?

Sculptures are not evil. Worshipping them is.


15 posted on 01/19/2014 4:20:13 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Rodamala

-— I find it rather... disturbing -—

Crucifixion is like that.


16 posted on 01/19/2014 4:23:28 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: trebb

God’s instructions for constructing the Ark include orders for carving two kneeling cherubim. Are they idols?


17 posted on 01/19/2014 5:33:02 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Oratam
God’s instructions for constructing the Ark include orders for carving two kneeling cherubim. Are they idols?

Let's take a deep breath and actually think on this. There is no doubt that we are admonished not to make/adore idols. In one place it tells us that it is really stupid to carve an idol out od piece of wood, when we also use the same wood to make a chair or table, and even burn it to cook a meal. There are many such admonitions to include the golden calf, Baal, Asher poles, etc.

Why would the same God who tells us not to forge/adore idols tell us how to create an idol? I believe that God is as true and constant as the Bible makes Him out to be.

Short response: No, the kneeling cherubim are decorations on a specially designed suitcase designed to carry the all important memo of the Old Covenant that He provided at our request. Why not burden the morons who thought they knew better than Him by having them make an intricate, heavy, and deadly container to carry the laws that they insisted upon?

If you have an alternate point of view, I am willing to consider it if it seems to have merits. In fact, I welcome it - what better way to explore our faith than to have discussions/debates/arguments about how we perceive things? In the end, God will win because the more one looks at Him, no matter what the reason/agenda, His Truth will outshine all else.

18 posted on 01/19/2014 5:45:37 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

It’s like a Harvey Weinstein film being projected above the altar. The kids love it!


19 posted on 01/19/2014 5:50:35 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: trebb

The commandment against graven images applies specifically to idols for purpose of worship.

NOT to every carved thing.

This is substantiated by the instructions for the carving of the Ark of the Covenant.

The statue of Christ in Rio is NOT for purpose of worship.


20 posted on 01/19/2014 12:50:17 PM PST by G Larry
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To: G Larry
The commandment against graven images applies specifically to idols for purpose of worship.

NOT to every carved thing.

This is substantiated by the instructions for the carving of the Ark of the Covenant.

The statue of Christ in Rio is NOT for purpose of worship.

I agree - the whole thing started when someone made the comment about not worshiping false idols and someone else tried to use the Ark as some sort of rebuttal. They then mentioned the cherubim that were to be carved on the Ark. I'm aware of the constraint against worshiping idols and that not all statuary is considered idols - it seems that a few who weighed in either do not understand or do not express themselves clearly.

At any rtae - the discussions are sure to have helped clear at least one area up for a few folks.

21 posted on 01/20/2014 2:26:09 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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