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Unintentionally hilarious religious art

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Oozing for My Lord

"Yesterday, in church, the LORD gave me the title for this book."

He is an awesome God! and so forth. 

This explains everything. 

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On 8/1/2017 at 6:02 PM, AmazonGrace said:

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Art history time! :dance:
It's not actually that medieval painters couldn't paint babies (or that bebies looked weirder then than they do now), it's because they are trying to convey something about the nature of the Christ child. Jesus was perfectly formed and fully human/fully God from the time that he was conceived, which they tried to tell the beholder by painting a "homunculus"
Homunculus meaning "little man" or "little human", is ment to express that Jesus was unchanging, and so ofcourse didn't look like any other regular baby, and slowly that became the standard for how you painted a small child. 
 

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39 minutes ago, Iokaste said:

Art history time! :dance:
It's not actually that medieval painters couldn't paint babies (or that bebies looked weirder then than they do now), it's because they are trying to convey something about the nature of the Christ child. Jesus was perfectly formed and fully human/fully God from the time that he was conceived, which they tried to tell the beholder by painting a "homunculus"
Homunculus meaning "little man" or "little human", is meant to express that Jesus was unchanging, and so of course didn't look like any other regular baby, and slowly that became the standard for how you painted a small child. 

But where is the neatly trimmed beard and wavy, shoulder-length hair?

(@lokaste, thanks for this mini tutorial!) 

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I spent probably a full minute trying to figure out how that caption went with the picture of Trump and Pence asleep in their chairs before I realized the person who put it together was (I assume) intending that they were in prayer.

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16 minutes ago, Mercer said:

I spent probably a full minute trying to figure out how that caption went with the picture of Trump and Pence asleep in their chairs before I realized the person who put it together was (I assume) intending that they were in prayer.

Yup, it's a whole new world of photo shop out there! 

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43 minutes ago, Mercer said:

I spent probably a full minute trying to figure out how that caption went with the picture of Trump and Pence asleep in their chairs before I realized the person who put it together was (I assume) intending that they were in prayer.

Trump looks like my nephew when he's put in time out. 

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On 1/7/2017 at 0:04 AM, Grimalkin said:

 

      I think this is something Gabe would do.

OMG.  Gabe could have posed for that - but wearing a kilt.

We need that Jesus' penis light switch cover in this thread but darned if I can find an image.

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That's just awful!! Who in their right mind would seriously do that! :laughing-rolling:

ETA--It gets worse:

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And not just Jesus:

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Oh, I need some eyewash and brain bleach!:eyewash: :brain-bleach:

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1 hour ago, WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo? said:

That's just awful!! Who in their right mind would seriously do that! :laughing-rolling:

ETA--It gets worse:

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And not just Jesus:

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Oh, I need some eyewash and brain bleach!:eyewash: :brain-bleach:

Those have to be deliberate, surely? You'd have to be a real dumbass to not realise...

If you google "homunculus" you get some very freaky images. 

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I'm going to need some of that stuff as well after those light switches.:eyewash::brainbleach::brainbleach::omg:

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This thread needs to be blessed by Black Jesus and Ben Carson. The dent in Jesus' head shows that Carson is his personal brain surgeon. snopes link

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