So What Do I Fear About Religion?

Just a short follow up from my previous post, I thought I’d make it clear that I am not free from fears, and nor do I claim to be. In fact the one thing that scares me the most is bad thinking. I have said it once and I’ll say it again, from bad information comes bad decisions. It is this that I fear from religion, because religion holds the mind back, and tells one to be happy with not understanding the world as it truly is. To this...

Read More

Inspired Creations – Part 2 – “Pieta”

When I say something was “inspired by religion” what exactly does that mean? Does it mean that the artist had an epiphany one day and felt compelled to paint or sculpt a religious subject matter? Or does it mean that when creating the artwork, the artist felt like the “hand of God” descended from heaven to guide his own to make it become a magical work of art? Or is it something else altogether? Most religious art of any...

Read More

Inspired Creations – Part 1

Religion isn’t all bad. Throughout history some wondrous and beautiful works of art, architecture and literature have been inspired by religion, or created in the name of religion. Art trancends words, and throughout history, people used art to convey ideas and meanings to people who may have been illiterate, or to large amounts of people at once. Art can inspire fear, love, melancholy and happiness. Art is the vehicle and result of human...

Read More