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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 431: "Religion & Spirituality 3". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2013-08-01 9:42:27 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Religion & Spirituality 3"

: Anything relating to people's belief system(s).

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2013-08-01 11:25:17 PM  
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Women at the Cathedral of Assissi
Assissi, Italy
Summer 2011

Apparently, in Catholic Churches, Basilicas and Cathedrals, women are not supposed to have exposed shoulders or skirts above the knee. Men aren't supposed to, either. Many Italian Cathedrals and Basilicas provide these cover-alls when women show up over-exposed, as it were.

2013-08-01 11:26:02 PM  
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Rome, Old and New

Outside the Coliseum, Rome, Italy
Summer 2011

This is one of my favorite shots from that trip. It so beautifully encapsulates Roman culture across the centuries.

2013-08-01 11:26:47 PM  
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Angel at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica
Buffalo, NY
Spring, 2013

Really nice church. Worth a stop if you're in the area.

2013-08-01 11:34:19 PM  
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2013-08-02 1:47:17 AM  
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Swiss Guard of Vatican City
2013-08-02 1:50:04 AM  
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Sunshine in St. Peter's Basilica
2013-08-02 6:04:32 AM  
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"Blame the Catholic Church for not letting me wear one of those little rubber things. Oh, they've done some wonderful things in their time. They preserved the might and majesty, even the mystery, of the Church of Rome, the sanctity of the sacrament, and the indivisible oneness of the Trinity. But if they'd let me wear one of those little rubber things on the end of my cock, we wouldn't be in the mess we are now. "

2013-08-02 6:05:46 AM  
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"The Littlest Lion Dancer
Chinese New Years"

2013-08-02 6:07:17 AM  
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"Holi is such a great religious festival, other religions are stealing it!"

2013-08-02 5:15:58 PM  
Smite me.

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Tibetan Buddhist monks pour a portion of the sand from a mandala into the Oconee River in (Baldwin County) Milledgeville, Georgia. May 22, 2008.

The mandala is a meticulously-constructed sand painting that holds deep spiritual meaning to the Tibetan Buddhist monks and the country thousands of miles away that they call home.

Sanskrit for "circle" or "wheel," a mandala is a symmetrical geometric design usually enclosed in a circle that is a geometrical representation of the mandalas found in nature.

Through careful, almost unconscious design, a mandala can allow an individual to experience a closer feeling of inner peace, a lowering of stress levels, and can bring out creative instincts and desires sometimes previously unknown to the creator.

As part of the mandala process, the painting is created and then destroyed. The monks believe that when the sand is poured into the water, the water spirits are summoned and nourished by the consecrated sand.

The mandala took more than one week to craft by hand. To take this photo, I removed my shoes and socks and waded ankle-deep into the river banks about ten feet downstream.
2013-08-06 10:41:39 AM  
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When sneaking up on an enemy, remember to drop the holy hand grenade!

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2013-08-06 10:46:16 AM  
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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2013-08-06 10:50:08 AM  
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Basilica of St. Michael

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2013-08-07 2:48:34 AM  
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Abandoned Church
Spatsum, BC

2013-08-07 2:55:51 AM  
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Cult of the Innocent Child
Marseille, France

(This tomb is thought to be where the Cult of the Innocent Child was started, it is in the crypt of L'abbaye Saint-Victor in Marseille, France. The tomb has markings of Pagan rituals and writings, left overs of when Pagan groups had rituals in the rock quarry before the Christian Abbey was built. It was pretty neat to see such things in the basement of a Catholic church!)
2013-08-07 3:06:50 AM  
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Bible and Alter
Lausanne Cathedral, Lausanne, Switzerland

2013-08-07 1:56:41 PM  
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2013-08-07 4:22:47 PM  
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it is good to be a horse
2013-08-07 4:24:48 PM  
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the buddha at kamakura
2013-08-07 4:29:06 PM  
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not sure what this is all about, but it sure put the fear of god into me walking around Denver late the other night
2013-08-07 4:38:01 PM  
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(From my personal collection. I'm not sure whether this represents religious belief, or the belief that a tiny, poorly-written and illustrated document will instantly change one's understanding of the universe.)
2013-08-07 4:40:38 PM  
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Symbolism: Take your pick.

2013-08-07 4:42:16 PM  
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(Oregon Lottery sign)
2013-08-07 5:34:50 PM  
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Our Methodist church organ.
2013-08-07 5:39:38 PM  
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The goddess Venus guarding my dog's ashes.
2013-08-07 7:33:50 PM  
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL

2013-08-07 7:35:52 PM  
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teh boob

2013-08-07 7:36:28 PM  
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2013-08-07 7:36:59 PM  
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St. Vincent de Paul Church, Toronto, ON

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2013-08-07 10:17:35 PM  
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A spirit house or san phra phum (Thai: ) is a shrine to the protective spirit of a place that are found in the Southeast Asian countries of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. Most houses and businesses have a spirit house placed in an auspicious spot, most often in a corner of the property. The spirit house is normally in the form of a miniature house or temple, and is mounted on a pillar or on a dais.The house is intended to provide a shelter for spirits which could cause problems for the people if not appeased. The shrines often include images of people and animals. Votive offerings are left at the house to propitiate the spirits. More elaborate installations include an altar for this purpose.The offerings range from oranges and cognac to orange crush and rice. Bangkok has thousands of them in assorted shapes and sizes.
2013-08-07 10:18:42 PM  
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2013-08-07 10:48:20 PM  

powerful katrinka: [ image 850x637]
Our Methodist church organ.

My wife was in her best friend's wedding at that church.
2013-08-07 11:29:45 PM  
In Remembrance of Me
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Old Paramus Reformed Church, Ridgewood, NJ.
2013-08-07 11:31:06 PM  
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Big Doors At Street Level For When People Use To Walk The Walk

2013-08-07 11:31:49 PM  
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Chapel At Local Hospital

2013-08-07 11:32:39 PM  
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Sleeping Till The Last Day

2013-08-07 11:33:34 PM  
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Her epitaph reads:
"Who was in all her life,
A kind mother and loving wife.
Her face now pale and wan,
A Corps to look upon.
Her spirt gone to meet her God,
Her body now an Earthly clod."
2013-08-07 11:40:14 PM  
Pulpit View
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Old Paramus Reformed Church, Ridgewood, NJ, built in 1800 on the site of an older Church. The upper level is the slave gallery where slaves and freed blacks would sit during services. The Church is still in use today.
2013-08-08 12:01:47 AM  
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2013-08-08 12:02:15 AM  

St. Mary on the Mount Catholic Church
Pittsburgh, Pa

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2013-08-08 12:02:51 AM  

St. Paul's Cathedral
Pittsburgh, Pa
Main Alter

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2013-08-08 12:03:31 AM  

Epiphany Catholic Church
Pittsburgh, Pa (Next to Consol Energy Center)
A "grotto" inside the Church

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2013-08-08 12:09:57 AM  
On a personal note:

2013-08-08 12:16:53 AM  
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2013-08-08 12:17:06 AM  
Bone Church/Sedlec Ossuary. Kutná Hora, Czech Republic.

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2013-08-08 12:33:44 AM  
It's All About the Benjamins

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2013-08-08 12:33:51 AM  
Edith Piaf's grave, Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

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2013-08-08 12:51:10 AM  
Candles at the Grotto

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Mission San Buenaventura

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2013-08-08 12:54:11 AM  
Altar and windows, New Bern, North Carolina

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2013-08-08 12:57:22 AM  
Aruba - Alto Vista Chapel

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2013-08-08 1:26:16 AM  
Gabriola Island, British Columbia

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2013-08-08 4:28:18 AM  
Monk with a cell phone, Kunming, China
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2013-08-08 4:30:04 AM  
Ancient stone circle, Orkney Islands, UK.

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2013-08-08 7:43:14 AM  

bikkurikun: Ancient stone circle, Orkney Islands, UK.

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You went to the good circle, I see. The other one's literally something from Father Ted.
2013-08-08 8:21:26 AM  
1 of 3:  Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, NM
June, 2013

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Clickr for Flickr.
2013-08-08 8:23:19 AM  
2 of 3: Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Atlanta, GA
April 2013

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Clickr for Flickr.
2013-08-08 8:25:05 AM  
3 of 3:  Wooden Buddha along the Beltline, Inman Park, Atlanta, GA
Sept 2012

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Clickr for Flickr.
2013-08-08 8:28:05 AM  

skinink: Bone Church/Sedlec Ossuary. Kutná Hora, Czech Republic.

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That's one of the places on my "you must go there" list. I think the delicate beauty, yet sheer strength, of skulls and bones is greatly unappreciated. To see them in a place dedicated to one group's concept of the divine is very appropriate in my mind, even if I know that's not why they came to be there originally. An unintentional act of reverence to their divine, I guess.
2013-08-08 8:56:53 AM  
The Vegetarian Dinosaur

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The Creation Museum in northern Kentucky where the say that dinosaurs roamed the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. All animals at the time were vegetarian because death and hunting were a result of Adam and Eve eating the fruit of knowledge.
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Inside Bayon, Angkor Wat
2013-08-08 9:59:49 AM  

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Reminds me of The Jungle Cruise...
2013-08-08 10:29:26 AM  
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Detail of painting in 1500's house.  Ballenberg, Switzerland
2013-08-08 12:53:18 PM  

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There are many southwestern petroglyphs that seem to refer to or depict aliens in some way or another. This appears to me to be an example. Very nice.
2013-08-08 12:54:54 PM  
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2013-08-08 3:48:33 PM  
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Is the inside of this church:
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Right in the middle, looking straight up.

Thanks for the votes!
2013-08-08 9:21:54 PM  
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my mother's rosary

2013-08-10 10:10:34 PM  
Another lovely week, thanks everyone!  I'd like to take a moment to welcome back some folks we hadn't seen in awhile: bikkurikun, gmanunited, que.guero, and skinink--hope to see all of you back next week!

Results aren't final until the thread closes, but at this point, congrats to top finishers ravnostic, bob_ross, Linguine, and Otto's_Jacket!  Final winner will hear the angels sing at and in the Fark Farktography Forum.

See everyone next week for "Fruit and Veg 2"!
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