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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Jonathan Bailey, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Jonathan Bailey

    Jonathan Bailey Active Member

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    ... "The Face of God" as rendered by Michelangelo upon the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

    Our Creator definitely looks Italian.

    Sistine Chapel ceiling - Wikipedia

    The treasures of the Roman Catholic Church are most artful, larger than life and majestic. Looking up at the heavenly and lofty vaulted ceilings of Catholic cathedrals and grand churches takes my breath away with awe and gives me vertigo.

    Most Protestant churches look comparatively plain and humble.
     
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  2. syo

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    you cannot picture the father of the trinity. the father never showed his face. we can only picture the son (Jesus walked the earth) and the saints.
     
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  3. viole

    viole Metaphysical Naturalist
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    He has a face? Does it look like ours, you know, like the face of a hairless primate? Or does He look more alien and spiritual? Like a spiritual E.T. Or something?

    What are your thoughts? And whtly does it not show it?

    Ciao

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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    The paintings and statues of people was done because we can better relate to people than paper or stone or nothing. Pretty much all Catholics well know that such artistic creations are not exact and easily could be way off.
     
  5. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I tend to think it comes from, "let us make man in our own image".


    Genesis 1:26-28
     
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  6. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Moses is said to have seen God's back.

    Makes me wonder if God actually mooned Moses.
     
  7. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Probably a self portrait

    voterra_sketch-58b98a013df78c353ce0a70c.jpg

    I am atheist but i find ancient ecclesiastical architecture to be fascinating and the artwork absolutely wonderful. I have visited many cathedrals and churches including the Sistine chapel just to look
     
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    Maybe it's a question of whether one should build monuments to one's ego or use the money in more productive ways?
     
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  9. syo

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    Father doesn't have a face.
     
  10. Jonathan Bailey

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    Does this man have the face of God or what?
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  11. syo

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    I don't know. Father hasn't shown himself to people.
     
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    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    If god came out of hiding then you would know
     
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    As no one knows if god exists, let alone what it looks like, it is all speculation.
     
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    viole Metaphysical Naturalist
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    So, it could very well be a Mother.
    Right?

    Ciao

    -viole
     
  15. syo

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    It depends the religion.
     
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