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Stupidest Jesus Picture Ever? You Decide.

September 10, 2011

I can’t decide which one of these pictures is more idiotic:

Jesus did not write the Constitution.

The Constitution is not a Christian document.

This is nothing less than political/religious syncretism mixed with a massive dose of ignorance.

But then there’s this:

(via)

There’s dumb, and then there’s whatever this abominatin happens to be.

Let me be clear: 9/11 was a tragedy, in fact I personally knew one of the victims. I would not make light of that situation… but Jesus consoling Santa walking from an angel statue commemorating 9-11 in the middle of the snow wilderness? Yeah, I might have something to say about that picture.

Did I say Jesus was consoling Santa? I just glanced at the picture again and ‘consoling’ might not be the right word, if you know what I’m saying!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Robert permalink
    September 10, 2011 11:29 am

    Not only was Jesus not the author of the Constitution, he wasn’t white European either. It looks like an attempt to put your Constitution on a level with divine writ.

  2. 4xi0m permalink
    September 10, 2011 11:59 am

    The one with Santa is silly and cheesy (not to mention the anatomy of the figures seems a bit off), but I found the Constitution one downright disturbing. Not only is the constitution put on the level of divine writ–the artist seems to be trying to spiritualize nationalism, and attempting to make the pledge of allegiance into a sacrament. Just look at the people in the lower right corner: the implication is that you’re shallow and unworthy if you’re an American and not a Christian ‘patriot’ (nationalist).

    • Jon Hendry permalink
      September 10, 2011 4:42 pm

      In fact Satan himself is lurking over on the right side there, next to the guy with the books and the guy who probably represents “Hollywood gay person”.

      Yeah. Santa and Jesus is just misguided and stupid. The first picture has many intricate layers of meaning, all of which are dumb and actively intended to inspire others to similar dumb thoughts.

      Here’s the painter’s symbolism key: http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/list_of_symbolism?artwork_title=One%20Nation%20Under%20God

      And here are his responses to “liberal criticism” of the painting: http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/?artpiece_id=353#

      • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
        September 23, 2011 4:17 pm

        Took a quick look at the “list of symbolism”. All I can say is when you pack that much symbology into one piece, not only do you muddle the whole mix but you look kind of obsessive/compulsive. Kook rants often have that “kichen sink” level of symbology packed into them, extending in dense six-point type to the very edges of the page.

    • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
      September 23, 2011 4:10 pm

      Something about the arrangement of the first picture: It’s a classic Last Judgment, with Christ separating the Sheep and the Goats (and the US Constitution as the Book of Life):

      Upper half of picture, behind Christ — the Host of Heaven, all the Angels and Saints.

      Lower left quadrant (Christ’s Right) — the Sheep. “Enter into the Kingdom prepared for you before the foundation of the world.”

      Lower right quadrant (Christ’s Left) — the Goats. “Begone from me, ye cursed, into everlasting Fire! Join the Devil and his angels!”

    • June 12, 2012 1:48 pm

      I can’t get too upset about the Santa picture – it’s just one fictional character “consoling” another…

  3. dan permalink
    September 10, 2011 12:58 pm

    There is a lot I could say about 9/11 and what we did to instigate that kind of behavior. However Santa is not involved. I as well don’t believe Jesus would hug a pagan idol. I vote for that simply for its complete irrationality.

  4. David L permalink
    September 10, 2011 8:58 pm

    Is that the tree of Gondor on the Constitution Jesus? Or, maybe that is supposed to be Aragorn himself. After all, he was kind of the Jesus figure in the Tolkien novels.
    For the record, Jesus and Santa should NEVER be in the same picture (unless it’s a picture of Santa being thrown into the lake of fire).

  5. September 12, 2011 2:49 pm

    Not that it makes it any better, but I bet a million that the top one is by a Mormon.

    • dan permalink
      September 12, 2011 7:49 pm

      If the top one is Mormon the bottom one is definitely Roman Catholic. They do love their icons.

  6. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    September 23, 2011 4:11 pm

    I couldn’t vote on this.

    Both pictures are dumb.

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