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The Dirtied Dozen

August 4, 2014

 

“Russia doesn’t make anything.” President Obama

“Immigrants aren’t rushing to Moscow in search of opportunity.” President Obama

 

What President Obama has let slip his mind is that Russia is no slouch when it comes to The Arts. What I find dissatisfactory about America is the idea that opportunity is now about technology, politics, business, and yes, science (and this is very much needed in certain areas), but are these our only success stories?  Will these be the only things that can grow and produce? This is one reason I feel I should move out of the States and find “a living” elsewhere. I still have bills, need to eat, need a place to work, maintain health … and assist in college tuition and other family needs. Will America keep me healthy? Nourished? Provide opportunities for my children? Or do we have to end up like van Gogh? Are we expected to go back to college and get degrees in the agendas of the politicians, and their educators? Or the religious, and their educators? Should I learn how to shuffle cards that I might get a job at a casino in New England? Or become a mixologist? How about an Anglican Bishop, or a Minister in an Evangelical Church?

What would our lives be without the arts—especially the Spirit Arts? And I am not talking about REPRODUCTIONS.

What has America come to that it should ignore the Spirit Arts? Or that it should be replaced by strict DOGMA … again. Must we ‘not religious’ become converts of religious denominations and conform to its mandates to make a living with our ART?

 

 

On the Spirit

Andrei Rublev’s Holy Trinity

 

Man speaks of freedoms—the right to religious and other freedoms—and yet, his product often denies the necessary process of artistic and revelatory endeavor. The world is manufactured according to____. We become products of ____, little more than reproductions of ____.

 

I feel myself gasping for breath in these societies. Is this social reform? What is social reform? According to whose societal doctrine are we being formed?

 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind … Romans 5.12

Society will dry out, become brittle, systemically irresolute, clogged, fogged … possibly even deranged, without the “mad-eyed” eccentrics called artists. A healthy society needs VISION.

 

The Son of Man came … Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard … a friend of publicans and sinners! 

MATTHEW 11.19 and LUKE 7.34

 

 

Rondanini Pieta by Michelangelo

 

on Immigration:

One of the questions on many of the minds of the free thinking citizens of the United States of America is why the Latino/Hispanic speaking politicians/religious who have received their education and have made a name for themselves (in some manner) in America are not returning to the countries of their birth, the countries of their parents, or counties of similar culture and language within areas of deep need, to apply what they have gained, including their wealth, especially where the health and well being of citizens are of concern.

I am often impressed when I do see an individual heed this call, and move.

JOHN 14.2: IN MY FATHER’s HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS … 

and I do not see that these are all confined to the United States of America ( except maybe the mansions of the U. S. Catholic Bishops- Have you seen these “fancy cribs” 🙂

 

 

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Seek the Parable of the Mina in MATTHEW 25. 14-30 and LUKE 19. 11-27

 

 

PRODIGAL SON REMBRANDT

 

Take care that you do not bite the hand that feeds.

 

 

Do not place undeserved burdens on the already burdened, lest they fall under the weight of your ignorance …

 

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L Thiel: I cannot comment on the movie, Noah, as I have not seen it. I think we have Rublevs and Mozarts … but of different voice. People tend to pedestal a few to the point of mentally refusing those of Gift. This would be the same with Religious figures; whole denominations cannot see for the thirty dollar reproduction they believe they need to have to ignite their prayers, or maybe, they believe by having these reproductions, they are somehow safeguarded from sexual abuse … deception, false truths, and misinformation … evil and death. Their saints and crosses, blessed by “holy” man …

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: JAMES 5. 12

 

 

 

Peace and Love

 

 

 

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