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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 267
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2012-11-11 08:44:11 AM  

Dadoody: Their community. If they didn't want it fine, they could petition, but the property also wasn't theirs - it is the entire public's.


But they had to stand up for what they believe in!
They had to make a difference!
 
2012-11-11 09:04:51 AM  
Atlanta you say?

Maybe they would have been happier with something like 

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-11 09:21:54 AM  

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.


You are an idiot. I live in the neighborhood. What the so-called community leaders did was closer to graffiti than what was originally done. At least the original artist had gotten some sort of permission.
 
2012-11-11 09:26:22 AM  
The main point of error is that the neighborhood association did not vote on this. It was an ex- legislator and church group who decided that their opinion was greater than the community's as a whole. And those stating that the piece was ugly, well there's no accounting for taste.
 
2012-11-11 09:26:39 AM  
The French artist didn't understand his target audience.

If he had done some sort of urban art that looked as if it was done by a sixth grader, using the colors red, yellow and green, and included a picture of a bible somewhere, it would have been well accepted.
 
2012-11-11 09:29:36 AM  
heh, democrats.
 
2012-11-11 10:08:04 AM  
TheJoe03: Ends justify the means in this case, that mural was horrible. Get some good graffiti artists on the case and this whole thing is solved, maybe paint something over it that is more positive or something that fits the area better. Just because the guy's French doesn't mean he's a good artist and you don't have to be religious to think that mural was ugly as hell.


I agree. I think that this artist must be one of those Frenchies who hates Americans, and decided to put the most depressing and drab thing that he could dream up that would also give little kids nightmares. I wouldn't want to have to look at that ugly assed thing day after day either. Good for them for taking it out.

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.

Hey, if the gays were involved they would use bright pastels. And although I agree that liberals are annoying, they are not at the Nazi level yet. They still haven't started taking away the religious tax privileges and confiscating their stuff like they did to the Jews.
 
2012-11-11 10:11:16 AM  

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.


Go on...
 
2012-11-11 10:14:01 AM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-11 10:15:21 AM  

The Muthaship: Great Janitor: What about those Snake Worshiping Christians?

Christians who handle snakes don't worship them. They do that because there's scripture that says true believers will not be harmed by the venom of snakes.

They die regularly from this misconception, but they don't worship snakes.


You know who else isn't harmed by the venom of snakes? People who don''t handle venomous snakes.
 
2012-11-11 10:18:25 AM  
Dear USA,

Satanic scales? Really? Thank you for another "Meanwhile in the US..." thread. Un-farking-believable.

You do know this only happens in the theocratic, bigoted countries you are so busy labeling as evil, yea?

Love you - and know these people don't represent the common American. But, wow!

Sincerely,

The rest of the World (specifically Denmark - yea us with the Muhammad cartoons)
 
2012-11-11 10:28:14 AM  
Yes but as Subby pointed out, the artist is FRENCH.

/not sure which side that supports
 
2012-11-11 10:30:18 AM  
Ah lahk it. Don't make alligatofishman go away!
 
2012-11-11 10:43:28 AM  

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.


Channeling Pat Robertson today are we?
 
2012-11-11 10:45:33 AM  
WWBD?
 
2012-11-11 10:48:25 AM  

Soymilk: "Fish are satanic. Scales are satanic"

I'm pretty sure the Bible says only fishes with scales are a-okay. The fishes without scales are the ones to avoid.


They have to have fins too. But Jewish religious scholars have noted that no one has ever been able to come up with an edible-size fish that has scales but no fins.
 
2012-11-11 10:54:25 AM  

SwiftFox: Soymilk: "Fish are satanic. Scales are satanic"

I'm pretty sure the Bible says only fishes with scales are a-okay. The fishes without scales are the ones to avoid.

They have to have fins too. But Jewish religious scholars have noted that no one has ever been able to come up with an edible-size fish that has scales but no fins.


Right. Noah forgot to take those on the ark.
 
2012-11-11 11:03:32 AM  
I think your biblical timeline is off. Before Noah the rule was that all the animals god made were man's to consume. Well, I'm not sure the exact wording includes mammals, that's questionable.
 
2012-11-11 11:14:10 AM  

vegasj: no mention of DAT ASS on the far left?!

sad guys, really sad.

[media.cmgdigital.com image 610x343]


i.imgur.com 

Focus. Focus.
 
2012-11-11 11:23:42 AM  

jso2897:
That's the issue - sure, if you don't like the mural, object. In this case, they would have won easily, since the proper permit hadn't been obtained.
Instead, they snuck in the night and vandalized it. In doing so, they lost any sympathy from me - now they just look ignorant.


They made an artistic statement every bit as valid (and, it seems, as legal) as that made by the original artist. The point of art is to inspire a reaction in the viewer.
 
2012-11-11 11:25:48 AM  
And this is what Америка has been dumbed down to.

Snakes are satanic.

Scales are satanic.

Even though they eat fish every day and buy snake skin boots and purses.

And we have also learned that the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing and neither do the fingers on each hand at the Atlanta DOT. 

www.taltopia.com
 
2012-11-11 11:38:28 AM  

SquiggsIN: SwiftFox: I think your biblical timeline is off. Before Noah the rule was that all the animals god made were man's to consume. Well, I'm not sure the exact wording includes mammals, that's questionable.

According to those young Earthers at the creation museum before Adam's "fall" all plants and animals were in perfect harmony and balance with each other and no life form was destroyed by any other. I guess spiders ate clovers and lions and daffodils or something. Oh... and cavemen rode vegetarian velociraptors to the market.


spider eating a lion? was it Australian??
 
2012-11-11 11:50:36 AM  
I liked the mural. I don't get why people hate art so much. Anything interesting and creative must be stomped out in this country by close minded little farks. It's like when I drew fish in chalk in my apartment parking lot. Most people liked my fish, but some morons told me I got chalk on their tires. I ended up crying for a half an hour.
 
2012-11-11 12:03:28 PM  
I can haz Geogia tag now?

/so embarrassed
//need to make new Fark handle
///and MOVE
 
2012-11-11 12:04:15 PM  

The Muthaship: Great Janitor: What about those Snake Worshiping Christians?

Christians who handle snakes don't worship them. They do that because there's scripturethat got added many years after the original was written that says true believers will not be harmed by the venom of snakes.

They die regularly from this misconception, but they don't worship snakes.


FTFW. Any reliable modern translation either moves the questionable text to a footnote, or adds "this isn't part of the early text and we have no idea why it's here" warnings in the margins, or both. Nobody sane believes it to be factual.
 
2012-11-11 12:04:32 PM  
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.
 
2012-11-11 12:23:01 PM  
It amazes me that anyone still believes in Satan. It's really a step away from believing in the Bogey Man.

david_gaithersburg: For the Fark bigots and racists, demographics of neighborhood in question. Link:

Demographics (2000)[2]
• White/Other 2%
• Black 96%
• Asian 1%
• Hispanic 1%


... And? Black people can't be religious zealots and morons?
 
2012-11-11 12:24:53 PM  
am I the only one in here who liked the original? Then again, I'm a former art student, so I guess that disqualifies me.
 
2012-11-11 12:41:12 PM  
www.coronacomingattractions.com
Say what now?
 
2012-11-11 12:41:21 PM  

Wayne 985: It amazes me that anyone still believes in Satan. It's really a step away from believing in the Bogey Man.

david_gaithersburg: For the Fark bigots and racists, demographics of neighborhood in question. Link:

Demographics (2000)[2]
• White/Other 2%
• Black 96%
• Asian 1%
• Hispanic 1%

... And? Black people can't be religious zealots and morons?


technically, I'm not sure the modifier is even needed.
 
2012-11-11 12:49:50 PM  

markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


Yes, but since it supposed to be a vagina representing the virgin birth, that doesn't matter much.
 
2012-11-11 12:51:43 PM  
Of all the major racial and ethnic groups in the United States, black Americans are the most likely to report a formal religious affiliation. Even among those blacks who are unaffiliated, three-in-four belong to the "religious unaffiliated" category (that is, they say that religion is either somewhat or very important in their lives), compared with slightly more than one-third of the unaffiliated population overall.

http://religions.pewforum.org/reports
 
2012-11-11 01:06:39 PM  
1. The adults in the neighborhood seem to be your typical overly religious southerners who want to get rid of anything that could be construted as evil or ungodly in the slightest.

2. Enough fail to go around for everyone but the artist, the people who commissioned the mural did not the permits and approvals they actually needed and did not run the design past the people in the neighborhood. The folks in the neighborhood handled it poorly and should have gone through proper channels to get it removed.
 
2012-11-11 01:08:05 PM  

markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


Rotate 90º Counter Clockwise and it's got horns. Obviously satanic.
 
2012-11-11 01:17:06 PM  

grimlock1972: 1. The adults in the neighborhood seem to be your typical overly religious southerners who want to get rid of anything that could be construted as evil or ungodly in the slightest.


the important thing here is even you found someone to feel superior today.
 
2012-11-11 01:27:13 PM  

Wayne 985: It amazes me that anyone still believes in Satan. It's really a step away from believing in the Bogey Man.

david_gaithersburg: For the Fark bigots and racists, demographics of neighborhood in question. Link:

Demographics (2000)[2]
• White/Other 2%
• Black 96%
• Asian 1%
• Hispanic 1%

... And? Black people can't be religious zealots and morons?


Of course, they can but they're seldom members of snake handling churches, hardly ever appeared on Hee Haw (other than Charlie Pride), nor are they often labeled crackers.
 
2012-11-11 01:28:26 PM  
Once again, it was only one retard, Angel Poventud, who said anything about fish being satanic. He is supposedly a "really nice guy" but he isn't the sharpest tool in the box.

The objections and reasons given by those who vandalized the mural had to do with them not being consulted on the decision.
 
2012-11-11 01:33:04 PM  

SquiggsIN: SwiftFox: I think your biblical timeline is off. Before Noah the rule was that all the animals god made were man's to consume. Well, I'm not sure the exact wording includes mammals, that's questionable.

According to those young Earthers at the creation museum before Adam's "fall" all plants and animals were in perfect harmony and balance with each other and no life form was destroyed by any other. I guess spiders ate clovers and lions and daffodils or something. Oh... and cavemen rode vegetarian velociraptors to the market.


Doesn't matter. Between Adam and Noah there was a time when men of renown did impressive things. One of them would have had to be had to be breeding domesticated dogs, cattle, goats, sheep, horses - well, whatever of those animals Noah was supposed to keep multiple pairs of because they were domesticated animals - out of wolves, aurochs, wild goats, etc.
 
2012-11-11 01:57:17 PM  
The previous mural was pretty bad. Unpleasant to look at, told no story, and generated no discussion other than how bad it was.

Gotta go with the religious wackos on this. They should have had a seat at the table when this was being planned. They didn't so they created one for themselves.
 
2012-11-11 02:23:16 PM  

BronyMedic: advex101: It is ugly. I side with the religious d-bags on this one. Also, "GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up."

I'll take "What is censorship" for three hundred, Alex.


So I can come and paint a mural on the front of your house without your permission? GDOT owns the wall, they get to say what is on it.
 
2012-11-11 02:24:25 PM  
I love the Fark "art is bad" brigade. Sorry folks, there are many schools of art, and no-one is a fan of all of them. If art had to satisfy all critics there would be no art.

I'm not a huge fan of the piece, but i get it. It ties in well with the neighborhood colors. A bright shiny high school mural would have looked out of place and garish.
Its sad that the artist didn't go through all the motions to get the full permit, but its also incredibly stupid that the neighborhood painted it over.
The proper procedure would have been to go back to the city/neighborhood and go through the original motions to get the full permit. THERE the neighbors would have had their say,not with soap and brushes.
 
2012-11-11 02:33:34 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.


First sentence in the article: The art was commissioned by the group Living Walls

A few paragraphs in: The nonprofit Living Walls conference commissioned the painting by French artist Roti,

'Commissioned' means a group of people goes and pays the artist to paint. Not the artist does whatever they want. For example, if I were commissioned to write a book, I probably wouldn't have any say in what the book was about, who the main characters were, things that are normally up to the author--but I'd get paid a lot to do the 'heavy lifting' for someone else's concept.

So yeah, this is more a case of everyone miscommunicating, plus really stupid neighborhood.
 
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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.
 
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