Since it is Sunday,
let's go to church,
or something like that...
"Temple of Doom".
Here you have two view of the same steeple that I have overlaid and mirrored.
It is St Jacques Church,
now an empty shell integrated into the campus of a local university.
Read more about its destiny here.
"The Complicated Matter of Faith [or Lack There Of]".
Creating this one,
I mulled over the fact that Christianity claims to be the religion of the one true God...
but much like older religions and current ones,
it has a main character
which you find again in a triumvirate
of the father, the son and the holy ghost...
And then you have the whole family of saints and angels, etc...
For something claiming to be monotheistic,
I find there's a whole lot of people involved here.
And beyond the churches,
you have statues and relics and symbols,
which to me brings it all one step closer to idolatry.
I don't see how it is any different from Hinduism
or the divinities revered by the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, the Norse or the Druids.
Some people find comfort and solace wherever they can.
It's not for me though.
I lead my life according to a certain ethic
that comprises justice, freedom, respect and compassion.
"The Last Talisman".
Is this something bound to disappear,
meant to be found only in the pages of History
and in the mind of a few die hard Christians?
It is after all the longest surviving empire Man has ever created...
Will its new leader bring it into the 21rst century
or will it remain a relic of the Dark Ages?
I had fun creating these pictures.