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To: conservativecorner
If "artists" today had any real courage, they would start an exhibit featuring depictions of Islam in all its bloody splendor. "The Prophet" with his hands dripping blood; a smug smiling countenance before a background of rape, fire, and brutality; a Boschean garden of earthly villainy; all these are images of Islam, no more insulting to that gutter religion than Serrano was to Christianity.

But today's artists, all their braggadocio notwithstanding, only have the guts to attack something safe, to pile on the bandwagon of anti-Western thought and bore yet another generation with their self-loathing cliches.

3 posted on 02/13/2006 6:06:34 AM PST by IronJack
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To: IronJack

"...and bore yet another generation with their self-loathing cliches."

A nice turn of phrase, IronJack. Thank you.


9 posted on 02/13/2006 6:11:34 AM PST by WayneS (Follow the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: IronJack

A very interesting perspective. I hadn't thought of it that way...guess the artists are chicken.


11 posted on 02/13/2006 6:17:59 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (I am soooo sick of Oprah!!!! Oprah, STFU !)
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To: IronJack
A nifty art piece would be a full scale representation of the woman in a burka kneeling in a stadium about to be beheaded. I'd love to see that one. It is so deeply stirring and religious. (If I had a copy of the real thing, which has been published in the past, and if I knew how to post pictures I'd do so.)
17 posted on 02/13/2006 6:47:54 AM PST by pepperdog
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To: IronJack
"But today's artists, all their braggadocio notwithstanding, only have the guts to attack something safe, to pile on the bandwagon of anti-Western thought and bore yet another generation with their self-loathing cliches."

Well said.
24 posted on 02/13/2006 7:11:29 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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