Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A Good Case for Tradition

I'll never have to venerate one of these


H/T crescat

22 comments:

melxiopp said...

Well, anyone with one of these doesn't allow veneration of images, anyway.

Actually, there's probably a connection there. 'Decorative Jesus' can look like anything you want; it's only when you have to kiss an image that it gets personal.

s-p said...

Good point... who would want to kiss a blue-eyed Geico caveman in a turquoise cardigan?

J.D. said...

CREEPY!

VSO said...

*barf!*

nothinghypothetical.com said...

"it's only when you have to kiss an image that it gets personal."


Wow, one suitable for framing. Axios.

ofgrace said...

Yikes! Do the eyes glow in the dark?

magda said...

His name is Kuthumi?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/goddesslight/

Oh, and Jesus has a twin. I've had fun with tineye.com before, but it's never been this creepy.

I very much like the "it's only when you have to kiss an image that it gets personal" as well.

babushkajo said...

Um...freaky.

Babushka Jo

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

WHERE did you ever find this deformity?

P.S.) I had a college prof who taught us that the combination of red hair and blue eyes showed Viking ancestry.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

It's Hoss Cartwright, cleaned up!

DebD said...

It looks like those eyes might glow in the dark...{{{shutter}}}

Cabbage said...

Reminds me of the scholastic debate between the Franciscans and the Benedictines, "Did Christ own the cardigan he wore?"

Fr. Benedict Crawford said...

Hey, I didn't know our Lord wore scrubs!

Jodie Anna said...

*runs away screaming*

Bill M said...

Some things cannot be unseen, you know... Thanks for the nightmares!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

I'm in total agreement with Jodie Anna and Bill M's comments.
That is a seriously scary picture.

Anonymous said...

Wow, um. Well, the sweater certainly brings out his eyes.

Which Allman Brother is that?

Emily H. said...

Just awful on so many levels! Now I'll have to visit your blog via post links until that thing is gone!

Apophatically Speaking said...

I have posted some thoughts and questions on this on my blog:
http://apophatically.blogspot.com/2010/12/on-icons-and-tradition.html

This picture is scary but raises some questions, well for me anyways.

s-p said...

Good thoughts over there Apo. My comments are on your blog.

Father Theodore said...

Isn't that "St. Germain," the "Ascended Master" from Elizabeth Clair Prophet's cult??? Sure looks like the picture of him I saw on one of her old TV programs ... all the more creepy if anyone mistakes "it" for the Lord.

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