If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Toronto Star)   Sculptor creates statue depicting Jesus as a homeless person, supposed biblical scholars have a problem with this   (thestar.com) divider line 138
    More: Obvious, Biblical studies, jesus, coat hangers, social context, clothes hangers, Lists of people by belief, urban areas, images of Jesus  
•       •       •

6527 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Apr 2013 at 6:19 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



138 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-04-13 10:52:47 PM
i.imgur.com

Man, people can't even deal with a Black Jesus and a preacher that cites Scripture to show that God just might damn America for its mistreatment of its tired, poor and hungry. You think people can handle a homeless Jesus?
 
2013-04-13 10:56:43 PM

saturn badger: detritus: sheep snorter: Homeless ben franklin laughs at your distaste of the homeless jesus.

[i.imgur.com image 601x383]

I thought ben franklin was white. But seems he is some type of copper color. Well back to study up in the whitewash history book I guess.

There's a bible belt, predominately white and very ethnocentric city in Michigan that has this same statue.  I thought they were trying to make him look gangsta but now I understand it -- the Declaration of Independence doesn't belong to non-white statues.  Now it look likes he's dropping rhymes.

[i.imgur.com image 522x390]

It is not exactly the same statue. Just sayin'.


It is the same exact statue but its hard to tell from that angle.  The park bench w/ bird is not.
 
2013-04-13 10:58:43 PM

Scaevola: thenooch: Scaevola: I actually am a biblical scholar, and all I can say is, goddammitsomuch.  It's Dostoyevski's Grand Inquisitor scene in the 21st century.  Fark these religious "administrators." Fark them.

Biblical schuller...is that like a Harry Potter fanatic minus 2000 years and les blood?

No, it's like being a classicist, except for ancient Israelite texts instead of Greco-Roman ones.  You learn a dozen or so languages, study archaeology, philosophy, anthropology, literary study.  But what you don't learn to do too well is explain yourself to some random buttmunch on Fark.


A college professor who can't explain himself to a random farker? How well do you deal with students?
 
2013-04-13 11:02:01 PM
saturn badger:

It is not exactly the same statue. Just sayin'.

Actually, I'm wrong, looking again it is exactly the same statue, bench, bird and all.  Same cast.
 
2013-04-13 11:02:02 PM

leonel: I see people try to defend themselves from this but there are clearly no ands ifs or buts in what Jesus said.


[citationneeded.jpg]
 
2013-04-13 11:03:55 PM

saturn badger: Scaevola: thenooch: Scaevola: I actually am a biblical scholar, and all I can say is, goddammitsomuch.  It's Dostoyevski's Grand Inquisitor scene in the 21st century.  Fark these religious "administrators." Fark them.

Biblical schuller...is that like a Harry Potter fanatic minus 2000 years and les blood?

No, it's like being a classicist, except for ancient Israelite texts instead of Greco-Roman ones.  You learn a dozen or so languages, study archaeology, philosophy, anthropology, literary study.  But what you don't learn to do too well is explain yourself to some random buttmunch on Fark.

A college professor who can't explain himself to a random farker? How well do you deal with students?


Touché!

robpetkau.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-13 11:07:09 PM

detritus: saturn badger:

It is not exactly the same statue. Just sayin'.

Actually, I'm wrong, looking again it is exactly the same statue, bench, bird and all.  Same cast.


Not really. The parchment is not in the second one and the head angle is different.

Whatever. It was just a semantics post anyway.
 
2013-04-13 11:35:54 PM

buzzcut73: Tigger: Wasn't being a poor outcast the whole point of Jesus?

It was when I went to Sunday school. I've long since recovered from religion, but have to wonder what the hell Bible people have been reading in the past couple of decades. Did they take out all of the stuff about loving your neighbor, blessed be the poor, and healing the sick?


Yes.

On the other hand, as an actual follower of Christ, I'd be proud to display that sculpture in my front yard. It's amazing. Churches should be jumping at the chance to display it--instead they're only showing how far removed from Christ they really are.
 
2013-04-13 11:48:37 PM
www.shallwego.net
Never trust a prankster.
 
2013-04-14 12:12:43 AM

GilRuiz1: Schmalz, 43, roots the sculpture in his experiences in Toronto, where he trained at the former Ontario College of Art. "I was totally used to stepping over people. You're not aware they are human beings. They become obstacles in the urban environment and you lose a spiritual connection to them. They become inert, an inconvenience."


Just because you callously stepped over the homeless doesn't mean the rest of us did.  Your sculpture's statement is not "look everyone, there are homeless people," it's "oh wow, I just now noticed there are homeless people around."


I actually went to high school with this guy.  I remember him as being rather socially retarded, actually, so that take of yours is rather apt, I think.. he really wouldn't have noticed them.  think of him as being an artist with aspergers.  he's brilliant, but not all that aware.  I helped him with his first ever sculpture in grade 9 art class.  it was a demon crawling through a little kid's window in a dream... was freaky.   I read his biography of his life since then, and he is so driven in his work that he ignores sleep and eating, so no wonder he would walk over people.
 
2013-04-14 12:31:12 AM

detritus: sheep snorter: Homeless ben franklin laughs at your distaste of the homeless jesus.

[i.imgur.com image 601x383]

I thought ben franklin was white. But seems he is some type of copper color. Well back to study up in the whitewash history book I guess.

There's a bible belt, predominately white and very ethnocentric city in Michigan that has this same statue.  I thought they were trying to make him look gangsta but now I understand it -- the Declaration of Independence doesn't belong to non-white statues.  Now it look likes he's dropping rhymes.

[i.imgur.com image 522x390]


Someone needs to take a picture of him with one "ho" sitting on the bench so it looks like he's got his arm around her and another on her knees between his legs.
 
2013-04-14 12:36:09 AM

Ghastly: detritus: sheep snorter: Homeless ben franklin laughs at your distaste of the homeless jesus.

[i.imgur.com image 601x383]

I thought ben franklin was white. But seems he is some type of copper color. Well back to study up in the whitewash history book I guess.

There's a bible belt, predominately white and very ethnocentric city in Michigan that has this same statue.  I thought they were trying to make him look gangsta but now I understand it -- the Declaration of Independence doesn't belong to non-white statues.  Now it look likes he's dropping rhymes.

[i.imgur.com image 522x390]

Someone needs to take a picture of him with one "ho" sitting on the bench so it looks like he's got his arm around her and another on her knees between his legs.


So long as she's French royalty.
 
2013-04-14 12:39:05 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: LDM90: If he was depicted as a 30 year old man who still lived with his mom, would Farkers embrace him as a brother?

Sounds pretty Jewish to me.

Or Italian.


I liked that line from the movie Mambo Italiano. "Italian men only leave their parent's house one of two ways, feet first, or married". Then shows that 65 year old Italian man living with his 80 something year old parents with a "please kill me now" look on his face.
 
2013-04-14 12:49:39 AM
wapsculpture.com

Now thats better.
 
2013-04-14 12:58:08 AM
Matt 25:40 -  Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done itunto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done itunto me.
 
2013-04-14 01:00:03 AM

DmGdDawg: netgamer7k: The real Jesus isn't welcomed in most church today, sadly.

But the Caucasian, Republican, gay-bashing, anti-Obama Jesus is most welcomed. Be sure to pay your 10% to your church!

You're right!  The "real" God loves the homos, right? Just ask Sodom...


...Because we all know the average gay person does the things ascribed to the Sodomites of the bible.  All the time.  They're like that Eddie Izzard bit, but with gang rape instead of murder.  Rape, rape, rape, a light lunch, rape, rape, hit the gym...

Wat da fuq goes on at the LGBT get togethers in your neighborhood?

/in Cleveland they mostly just march in parades and play band instruments
 
2013-04-14 01:18:54 AM
Wonder if anyone would be upset if the same guy made one of that dead muslim guy
muhhhamdmdmdad?  Bet the "artist" wouldn't have the balls, because Christians
will get upset, but you don't go around seeing them sawing the heads off of people
with a dull machete do you?
 
2013-04-14 01:19:18 AM

bugontherug: buzzcut73: Tigger: Wasn't being a poor outcast the whole point of Jesus?

It was when I went to Sunday school. I've long since recovered from religion, but have to wonder what the hell Bible people have been reading in the past couple of decades. Did they take out all of the stuff about loving your neighbor, blessed be the poor, and healing the sick?

Yes. Generally, the aim is to cut all instances of liberal bias in the Bible.

The linked site is not satire.


Wow ... just wow.

Mind you this sounded sort of ok "8: Exclude Later-Inserted Inauthentic Passages", so the whole extra bits concerning the resurrection will be removed?
 
2013-04-14 01:28:25 AM
It seems a lot of Christians believe that Jesus said that whatever we do to the least of our brethren we have done to Him. They seem to think that He said it but didn't mean it; or they believe that He meant it but they don't care.
 
2013-04-14 01:54:33 AM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-04-14 01:58:32 AM
He was a carpenter for 30 years, then he went wandering around as a bum preaching to people, and he claimed God spoke to him. That seems fairly well established, and it also perfectly describes every third schizophrenic (other than the carpenter part).
 
2013-04-14 04:41:04 AM

quatchi: Wasn't there some sort of heresy that was purged by the Inquisition many years ago regarding whether Jesus owned the ass he rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday?


Dude, Mary Magdalen is the preferred nomenature. Jesus only called her "the ass" when he was drunk on waterwine.
 
2013-04-14 05:10:33 AM

Galileo's Daughter: RaoulDeWondernewt: From the Man Himself:
Jesus told him, "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

Came for this, leaving satisfied.


Thirded, Luke 9:58
 
2013-04-14 05:26:19 AM
i560.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-14 06:16:21 AM

saturn badger: Scaevola: thenooch: Scaevola: I actually am a biblical scholar, and all I can say is, goddammitsomuch.  It's Dostoyevski's Grand Inquisitor scene in the 21st century.  Fark these religious "administrators." Fark them.

Biblical schuller...is that like a Harry Potter fanatic minus 2000 years and les blood?

No, it's like being a classicist, except for ancient Israelite texts instead of Greco-Roman ones.  You learn a dozen or so languages, study archaeology, philosophy, anthropology, literary study.  But what you don't learn to do too well is explain yourself to some random buttmunch on Fark.

A college professor who can't explain himself to a random farker? How well do you deal with students?


A Farker who doesn't know the difference between "scholar" and "professor?"
 
2013-04-14 08:52:45 AM
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-14 08:59:16 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: FEAR ART.


this isn't art. this is just regular run of the mill drivel that doesn't have any sort of meaningful message.  just like 'piss christ' that project relies on cheap parlor tricks to gain popularity.  trolling is not art.  well it can be if you do it right but this one is so beat-you-over-the-head obvious it's insulting to the viewer to call it art.
 
2013-04-14 09:33:54 AM

FunkOut: cptjeff: super_grass: Thank Allah the artist didn't choose a 'realistic' depiction of Muhammad (PBUH), otherwise the artist would be a smoking stain on the sidewalk.

Do you bigots have to infiltrate EVERY topic? Don't you have a klan rally to be at?

Besides, the Prophet Muhammed was sharp dressed guy. And he had cats. You'd have this guy in nice silk robes with really nice armchair, a cup of coffee, and a cat. But he would be invisible. But you could draw the robes and hat in.


Jesus: tells people to give all their riches to the poor.
Muhammed: tells people to give their riches to him.

/Muslims originally prayed to Jerusalim, until the Jews refused to give their money to Mohammad. He then declared that Muslims should pray to Mecca.
 
2013-04-14 09:46:45 AM

BlippityBleep: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: FEAR ART.

this isn't art. this is just regular run of the mill drivel that doesn't have any sort of meaningful message.  just like 'piss christ' that project relies on cheap parlor tricks to gain popularity.  trolling is not art.  well it can be if you do it right but this one is so beat-you-over-the-head obvious it's insulting to the viewer to call it art.


In the times of Prosperity Gospel, "Jesus was poor" is a meaningful message.
 
2013-04-14 09:55:54 AM

BlippityBleep: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: FEAR ART.

this isn't art. this is just regular run of the mill drivel that doesn't have any sort of meaningful message.  just like 'piss christ' that project relies on cheap parlor tricks to gain popularity.  trolling is not art.  well it can be if you do it right but this one is so beat-you-over-the-head obvious it's insulting to the viewer to call it art.




Da! Good answer, comrade.
cdn.theweek.co.uk
 
2013-04-14 09:57:04 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: BlippityBleep: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: FEAR ART.

this isn't art. this is just regular run of the mill drivel that doesn't have any sort of meaningful message.  just like 'piss christ' that project relies on cheap parlor tricks to gain popularity.  trolling is not art.  well it can be if you do it right but this one is so beat-you-over-the-head obvious it's insulting to the viewer to call it art.

In the times of Prosperity Gospel, "Jesus was poor" is a meaningful message.


If he were so poor, why is his dad's name on money?
 
2013-04-14 10:59:39 AM
homeless means drug addict
and JESUS WAS DEFINITELY NOT ONE
he onLY USED HALLUCINOGENICS
 
2013-04-14 11:00:56 AM

AJisaff: GilRuiz1: Schmalz, 43, roots the sculpture in his experiences in Toronto, where he trained at the former Ontario College of Art. "I was totally used to stepping over people. You're not aware they are human beings. They become obstacles in the urban environment and you lose a spiritual connection to them. They become inert, an inconvenience."


Just because you callously stepped over the homeless doesn't mean the rest of us did.  Your sculpture's statement is not "look everyone, there are homeless people," it's "oh wow, I just now noticed there are homeless people around."

I actually went to high school with this guy.  I remember him as being rather socially retarded, actually, so that take of yours is rather apt, I think.. he really wouldn't have noticed them.  think of him as being an artist with aspergers.  he's brilliant, but not all that aware.  I helped him with his first ever sculpture in grade 9 art class.  it was a demon crawling through a little kid's window in a dream... was freaky.   I read his biography of his life since then, and he is so driven in his work that he ignores sleep and eating, so no wonder he would walk over people.


i915.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-14 01:39:17 PM
The St. Andrews Presbyteran Church here in Ottawa (Ontario) has a statue of Jesus squatting in it's flowerbed (on Wellington Street, part of the main ceremonial drive and home to Parliament, the Supreme Court, the former US Embassy, and the Press) that looks a lot like homeless Jesus, only "at work". In his extended hand there is a hole in which you can insert a coin (a looney fits snugly).

Jesus is not only homeless but panhandling. In bits of Florida and other states, it is illegal for charities to feed the homeless and panhandlers.

When Jesus is outlawed only outlaws will be Jesus!

P.S. The artist's name is Schmalz (schmaltz). Ironic tag? Wo ist?
 
2013-04-14 01:43:14 PM

BarkingUnicorn: saturn badger: Scaevola: thenooch: Scaevola: I actually am a biblical scholar, and all I can say is, goddammitsomuch.  It's Dostoyevski's Grand Inquisitor scene in the 21st century.  Fark these religious "administrators." Fark them.

Biblical schuller...is that like a Harry Potter fanatic minus 2000 years and les blood?

No, it's like being a classicist, except for ancient Israelite texts instead of Greco-Roman ones.  You learn a dozen or so languages, study archaeology, philosophy, anthropology, literary study.  But what you don't learn to do too well is explain yourself to some random buttmunch on Fark.

A college professor who can't explain himself to a random farker? How well do you deal with students?

A Farker who doesn't know the difference between "scholar" and "professor?"


Check his profile then get back to me.
 
2013-04-14 02:25:48 PM

saturn badger: BarkingUnicorn: saturn badger: Scaevola: thenooch: Scaevola: I actually am a biblical scholar, and all I can say is, goddammitsomuch.  It's Dostoyevski's Grand Inquisitor scene in the 21st century.  Fark these religious "administrators." Fark them.

Biblical schuller...is that like a Harry Potter fanatic minus 2000 years and les blood?

No, it's like being a classicist, except for ancient Israelite texts instead of Greco-Roman ones.  You learn a dozen or so languages, study archaeology, philosophy, anthropology, literary study.  But what you don't learn to do too well is explain yourself to some random buttmunch on Fark.

A college professor who can't explain himself to a random farker? How well do you deal with students?

A Farker who doesn't know the difference between "scholar" and "professor?"

Check his profile then get back to me.


As Ric Romero might report: College students are often smarter than your average person with an internet connection and a login.
 
2013-04-14 02:31:04 PM

DmGdDawg: Jesus was homeless.

Matthew 8:19-20
19And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
20And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.


This.
 
2013-04-14 09:58:06 PM

Scaevola: saturn badger: BarkingUnicorn: saturn badger: Scaevola: thenooch: Scaevola: I actually am a biblical scholar, and all I can say is, goddammitsomuch.  It's Dostoyevski's Grand Inquisitor scene in the 21st century.  Fark these religious "administrators." Fark them.

Biblical schuller...is that like a Harry Potter fanatic minus 2000 years and les blood?

No, it's like being a classicist, except for ancient Israelite texts instead of Greco-Roman ones.  You learn a dozen or so languages, study archaeology, philosophy, anthropology, literary study.  But what you don't learn to do too well is explain yourself to some random buttmunch on Fark.

A college professor who can't explain himself to a random farker? How well do you deal with students?

A Farker who doesn't know the difference between "scholar" and "professor?"

Check his profile then get back to me.

As Ric Romero might report: College students are often smarter than your average person with an internet connection and a login.


So you teach at Lake Wobegon?
 
Displayed 38 of 138 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report