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Jim

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essequamviderinunc:

Kailashnath Temple, also Kailash Temple or Kailasanath Temple is a famous temple dug…in the wall of a high basalt cliff in the complex located at Ellora, Maharashtra, India. It is a megalith carved out of one single rock. It was built in the 8th century by the Rashtrakuta king Krishna I.

The Kailash Temple is notable for its vertical excavation—carvers started at the top of the original rock, and excavated downward.

It is estimated that about 400,000 tons of rocks was scooped out over hundreds of years to construct this monolithic structure.

INDIAN HISTORY LITERALLY NEVER MANAGES TO BE BORING OR EVEN TBQH SHORT OF BREATH-TAKING 

(Source: atavus, via troubledsigh)

— 1 year ago with 30155 notes
#india  #architecture  #history  #religion 
thepeoplesrecord:

I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us. — Charles Bukowski

thepeoplesrecord:

I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us. — Charles Bukowski

— 1 year ago with 155 notes
#bukowski  #quote  #anthropology  #education  #religion  #church  #ham on rye  #novelist 
Pericle Fazzini’s The Resurrection (1977, renovated 2011) at the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican. The giant 66 ft sculpture depicts Christ’s resurrection from the crater of a nuclear bomb in Jerusalem.
Quote from the artist:


"Suddenly there came to me the idea of Christ preaching peace for 2,000 years, and the place where He prayed for the last time: the olive grove of Gethsemane,” said Mr. Fazzini in a book about the work. ”I had the idea of depicting Christ as if He were rising again from the explosion of this large olive grove, peaceful site of His last prayers. Christ rises from this crater torn open by a nuclear bomb; an atrocious explosion, a vortex of violence and energy."
(link)

That someone as powerful as the pope regularly gives speeches in front of Atomic Jesus troubles me. It’s a dangerous thing to believe, that humans will bring about the Second Coming by destroying the world.
And to specifically say that this bomb comes 2000 years after Jesus began his ministry… that’s a bit close isn’t it? 
So I guess that would mean most of those skulls in the sculpture would be those of people alive today in Israel Palestine.
And the pope gives speeches in front of that.

Pericle Fazzini’s The Resurrection (1977, renovated 2011) at the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican. The giant 66 ft sculpture depicts Christ’s resurrection from the crater of a nuclear bomb in Jerusalem.

Quote from the artist:

"Suddenly there came to me the idea of Christ preaching peace for 2,000 years, and the place where He prayed for the last time: the olive grove of Gethsemane,” said Mr. Fazzini in a book about the work. ”I had the idea of depicting Christ as if He were rising again from the explosion of this large olive grove, peaceful site of His last prayers. Christ rises from this crater torn open by a nuclear bomb; an atrocious explosion, a vortex of violence and energy."

(link)

That someone as powerful as the pope regularly gives speeches in front of Atomic Jesus troubles me. It’s a dangerous thing to believe, that humans will bring about the Second Coming by destroying the world.

And to specifically say that this bomb comes 2000 years after Jesus began his ministry… that’s a bit close isn’t it? 

So I guess that would mean most of those skulls in the sculpture would be those of people alive today in Israel Palestine.

And the pope gives speeches in front of that.

— 1 year ago with 6 notes
#are you trying to look evil  #i don't think jesus would approve  #religion  #christianity  #catholic  #pope  #art  #sculpture  #fazzini  #scary  #apocalypse  #eschatology  #just to clarify i'm not religious and don't expect the world to end in 2027 
Oldest known surviving image of Christ Pantocrator, 6th century, St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mt. Sinai.
Jesus Christ WTF is wrong with your left eye

Oldest known surviving image of Christ Pantocrator, 6th century, St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mt. Sinai.

Jesus Christ WTF is wrong with your left eye

— 1 year ago
#art  #religion  #history  #christianity  #iconography  #symbolism  #jesus