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(WSBTV)   Members of Atlanta neighborhood paint over mural that took visiting French artist a month to produce because it had snakes on it and snakes are satanic   (wsbtv.com ) divider line
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2012-11-11 02:41:11 PM  
How farking hard is it to hit your shift key?
 
2012-11-11 02:53:30 PM  
Imagine if the Bible said that the whooping crane was the one who tempted Eve. Or the manatee. You can bet your nose that Christians would view cranes or manatees with the same retarded fear and hate that they view snakes with. That's the beauty of religion, who needs logic and critical thought when you can let an old book and some old men tell you what to think, love, and hate.

Also the fact they did something illegal, hunt them down and punish them. If God truly was on their side, he'd have told them not to break the law.
 
2012-11-11 02:59:53 PM  

Old enough to know better: [media.drunkenfist.com image 500x277]

The only "art" people like this deserve.


Uhh, the artist in question IS a tagger. Yes drab washed-out palette steam-punkish Victorian birdcage themed murals, but a tagger nonetheless.
 
2012-11-11 03:24:12 PM  

On the Side: I don't know, I kind of dig it actually. I find it curious and thought provoking. I like when art isn't immediately obvious, when you can come back time and again and see something new. I like that the colors are subdued and not bright and garish, I would hate to have to live near a neon barfed explosion of simplistic colors and juvenile design.

But this I can get behind. 

Pre-painted over version

I also think its a shame the article only shows the post vandalism version, as it makes the piece look shiattier.


That is all kinds of beautiful.
 
2012-11-11 03:45:15 PM  
What if I told you black dogs were considered devils in Islam.

Not that believing a line by line reading of Islam is any more silly then a literal reading of Christianity, but trying to bring logic to religion is frustrating and pointless. Some people will believe what they are told and will not question it.

Link
 
2012-11-11 03:51:16 PM  

dameron: [media.cmgdigital.com image 610x343]

vs.

[sasoc.files.wordpress.com image 396x314]

It's all a matter of scale.


Considering the Buddha specifically admonished anyone following his path from producing images of him as he worried people would worship them, blowing up those statues might have actually been the most Buddhist thing to do?
 
2012-11-11 03:52:49 PM  

Sudlow: It was a pretty ugly mural that seems to have been put up without full permission on property not owned by the city.

translation: pretentious art dbags decided to spread their "vision" in a place they had no right to be. Not every wall needs a mural.


Not every mural defacement story needs commentary.

Ha! Who am I kidding? Everything needs commentary!
 
2012-11-11 03:54:38 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: The Faberge exhibit was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced. That must have been back in about '04. The gallery at Bellagio is the only thing I make a point of seeing when I go to Las Vegas... that and getting a fattening treat at Gellato, cuz damn.


That was around 2003 or 2004. The Mexican casino porters had convinced themselves that devils hatched out of those eggs. And that the eggs were 'laid' (seriously, laid) by the evil-looking women in the antique photos in the exhibit (The Romanovs).

The Faberge exhibit was for me, a very moving experience, but for somebody else whose eyes had been blinded by religious bullshiat, it was just something else for them to destroy.
 
2012-11-11 04:00:25 PM  
So, if the original didn't have zoning, surely the people who painted over it had zoning permision.
 
2012-11-11 04:11:46 PM  
I was in a Subway restaurant once and a woman freaked out and pulled her whole family out of line, while their order was half done, because she noticed the sandwich artist had a snake pendant, and snakes are the devil. They stormed out in a huff.
 
2012-11-11 04:12:32 PM  

Coelacanth: Don't Troll Me Bro!: The Faberge exhibit was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced. That must have been back in about '04. The gallery at Bellagio is the only thing I make a point of seeing when I go to Las Vegas... that and getting a fattening treat at Gellato, cuz damn.

That was around 2003 or 2004. The Mexican casino porters had convinced themselves that devils hatched out of those eggs. And that the eggs were 'laid' (seriously, laid) by the evil-looking women in the antique photos in the exhibit (The Romanovs).

The Faberge exhibit was for me, a very moving experience, but for somebody else whose eyes had been blinded by religious bullshiat, it was just something else for them to destroy.


That's just sad. Those pieces are arguably the greatest workmanship in the history of humanity, and all some people could see was mammals laying devil eggs or some other nonsense. Ugh, fark religion.
 
2012-11-11 05:09:36 PM  

Coelacanth: The Faberge exhibit was for me, a very moving experience, but for somebody else whose eyes had been blinded by religious bullshiat, it was just something else for them to destroy.


What happened to the eggs? Were they actually vandalized by the Mexicans?
 
2012-11-11 05:18:49 PM  
Erm.. There are NO snakes in that image. Not one. What idiot was worried about snakes?? There is ONE snakelike fish, but the fish tail and fins are quite clear. Oh, but it was long and scaly! And?

Ahh, stupid people. What would we do without you?
 
2012-11-11 05:27:55 PM  
Everyone thinks they're an art critic.
 
2012-11-11 05:31:25 PM  

Great Janitor: If it is a reference to the part in the Bible where the Serpent gets Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, then they may be doing the wrong thing. From what I understand, when the Serpent tempted Eve, it wasn't snake-like. It didn't become snake like until God punished it for it's role in the temptation of Eve. Even the Bible mentions this part where God is cursing the Serpent telling it that it will forever crawl on it's belly, to be stepped on by man's boot (before man actually invented the boot...go figure), so, follow this logic, and you'll see that the snake is actually God's creation, so to paint over it might actually be insulting God.


Part of the original creation story may actually have found some of its origins from ancient goddess art of the Mediterranean. In Greece olive orchards each had some sort of altar or statuary dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom and art and the deity who gifted humans with the super food of choice, the olive. One of the the most common visual interpretations of her would be a great woman with snakes fringing her clothing and adorning her armor/helm. Also in ancient pottery the artwork depicting Hephestia, another goddess with snake like attributes, in the branches of an apple tree. After Christianity became the official state religion of Rome many common people were disconnected from these feminine symbols and they were supplanted with the creation myth instead to connect these serpentine goddesses with the satanic imagery. Even in Jewish myth, especially with Kabbalist mysticism, would portray Lilith with the same or similar imagery as Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess with owl wings and sometimes scales or a serpent's tail.
 
2012-11-11 05:58:08 PM  

BenJammin: Everyone thinks they're an art critic.


images.wikia.com
 
2012-11-11 06:31:14 PM  
Well it was Whacking Day wasn't it .
 
2012-11-11 08:10:35 PM  

BronyMedic: PC LOAD LETTER: The South still remains painfully, hopelessly stupid.

It's Atlanta. Sherman had the right idea.

/plus their traffic sucks!


For some perspective...Atlanta is one of the smartest enclaves in the south.
 
2012-11-11 08:31:33 PM  
Living Walls is the best revenge
 
2012-11-12 04:32:17 AM  

Marcintosh: This internet thing has really taken the surprise out of chance meetings with loonies.


Take public transportation some time.

A few years back I was waiting for the bus and had an interesting discussion with the woman behind me about how it's hard to tell if the person standing on the streetcorner having an animated conversation with thin air is insane or just has a Bluetooth headset.
 
2012-11-12 04:37:15 AM  

ermine68: Ahh, stupid people. What would we do without you?


I'm not sure, but I'd like to find out what society could do without these imbecilic mouth-breathers trying to drag us back to the dark ages.
 
2012-11-12 09:00:08 AM  

clyph: Marcintosh: This internet thing has really taken the surprise out of chance meetings with loonies.

Take public transportation some time.

A few years back I was waiting for the bus and had an interesting discussion with the woman behind me about how it's hard to tell if the person standing on the streetcorner having an animated conversation with thin air is insane or just has a Bluetooth headset.


OH yeah. The cold weather really sort of weeds them out but somehow I was able to meet some loonies on the Centro bus service in Syracuse. After a few months of bus ridership I figured it was faster cheaper and safer to freakin' WALK to where I wanted to go.
Here's a good example, I would ride the bus with my fiancee - to and from her job - just so she didn't have to vulnerable on the bus. So yeah, I know public transport.
 
2012-11-12 02:46:34 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: Coelacanth: The Faberge exhibit was for me, a very moving experience, but for somebody else whose eyes had been blinded by religious bullshiat, it was just something else for them to destroy.

What happened to the eggs? Were they actually vandalized by the Mexicans?


I had a talk with somebody in management at the art gallery. After that, they tightened up security a little, and certain casino porters weren't allowed inside the art gallery any more. The eggs were never damaged and they went home in pristine shape.
 
2012-11-12 05:11:26 PM  

clyph: Marcintosh: This internet thing has really taken the surprise out of chance meetings with loonies.

Take public transportation some time.

A few years back I was waiting for the bus and had an interesting discussion with the woman behind me about how it's hard to tell if the person standing on the streetcorner having an animated conversation with thin air is insane or just has a Bluetooth headset.


I used to take a hr long bus ride to work. Once we had a crazy dude who sat next to me, who told me all about the Lizard People having taken control of the UN and soon the US government. I was so fascinated that I encouraged him to "go on...tell me more". It was one of the best commute bus rides I've ever had.
 
2012-11-12 09:46:04 PM  

markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


Thank you! You've just officially made my day!

Carry on...
 
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