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Somebody to watch over me?

By dudler
Good Friday - a real paradox, even for Christians.

Remembering just how horrible human beings can be to each other. (Reminder - crucifixion was intended to be a long and painful death, as punishment and 'to encourage the others'. We'd never consider anything remotely like that, would we? Apart from waterboarding. Extraordinary rendition. Suicide bombs. Killing the innocent. So very much progress in 2,000 years.)

And then to make something like that into the symbol of a religion of love and peace...

We are full of contradictions, us humans.

Mind you, this was a successful experiment with the then-new Velvia (which I never found that great, overall): and maybe digital hasn't come quite as far as some people would have us believe (because it's also Film Friday).

Tags: Church Architecture Churchyard Crucifix Good friday Film Friday

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14 Apr 2017 7:00PM

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14 Apr 2017 7:58PM
Good image - good colour without having the really 'over-cooked' look of some Fuji V images - like it.

Religion is man-made and has always been full of flaws and contradictions, most of which were set in the context of their time. Hopefully we're moving forward (in the right direction), albeit painfully slowly at times. Faith however, is another matter ........... much more difficult to pigeon hole - we've tried and that's how we got religion. We keep trying - 'All you need is love' Grin
Daisymaye Plus
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15 Apr 2017 12:54AM
Have a happy Easter John. The world is plain crazy.
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15 Apr 2017 7:21AM
There's (allegedly) a Yorkshire saying, "There's nowt so queer as folk" which can be wide enough in its meaning to incorporate what you describe, John.
The human race has not improved, merely adapted.


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