"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
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Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
Im a Christian i really do not find the offensive at all. I actually think its a pretty cool photo.
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Of course it's offensive. That's the purpose. It's offensive, controversial and in your face. In my opinion that is the beauty and very definition of art. Art is supposed to evoke a reaction of some sort, even if it is extreme disgust and repulsion. I think that the "Piss Christ" piece is very provocative, but also makes a very powerful statement that some may agree or disagree with. You can be disgusted and disagree all you want, but it doesn't cease to be art. Believe it or not, but one can actually find beauty in things that repulse or offend us.
And on an added note, the only thing that I feel after looking at that picture is envy and disappointment because I didn't think of doing that first.
If I hadn't known it was actually piss, I would've just looked at it and said "Hey look it's Jesus encased in amber! How pretty!"
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Compare the individual and/or group population to the total number of Christians in the area and compare the amount of public support v. public condemnation.
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