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Offline LBK

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Re: Should I destroy this icon?
« Reply #180 on: May 29, 2012, 11:55:18 PM »

James, I think you are no longer wondering about validity of the icon, as your arguments don't seem to focus around the iconography, but, about theological aspects.

There is nothing wrong with two men having a strong friendship. In fact, we should always all be friends.

However, both artist and seller are pushing this "icon" as a "gay" thing, when the actual affection between these two men was never of that nature.

Take a look at the icon of Sts. Peter and Paul embracing. There's no hint of anything more than the joy of friendship, and their bond doesn't depict Christ blessing their "friendship."

This one in contrast, is MADE to make you wonder a out Christ blessing a male union. It is used by many to support gay union.

If you don't see that, than there's no point to this discussion.



http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/icons/Icons-Bacchus.htm  Scroll down a little ways and there's an icon of Sts. Sergius and Bacchus with a similar image of the face of Christ.

But anyway, you are right: there is no point to this discussion; there seems to have been no progress despite four pages.

Just because there's another similar icon doesn't make either one  Robert Lentz's painting "right".  

Fixed it for you, Liza.  :)
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Re: Should I destroy this icon?
« Reply #181 on: May 30, 2012, 12:16:41 AM »
There are none so blind as those who will not see ....  ::)

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Re: Should I destroy this icon?
« Reply #182 on: May 30, 2012, 12:50:27 AM »
There are none so blind as those who will not see ....  ::)

Thank you for your helpful contribution to this discussion; as with the rest of your contributions it was filled with information and sources to back up your claims; thank you so very, very much for all the exceptional work you do promoting Orthodoxy.

Thank you for your efforts to divide Orthodoxy.   :)  The Franciscans are waiting.... Oh, they refer to Lentz's "art" as "artwork" rather than iconography.  You can go to Houston and check out his "icons."