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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2160 on: December 10, 2014, 10:32:48 PM »
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2161 on: December 10, 2014, 10:39:14 PM »
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2162 on: December 11, 2014, 08:45:33 AM »
Yeah, I see two in that picture.  Gandhiji...and who could that being of pure light next to Desmond Tutu be if not Mor Ephrem?
I'm with the camp of 13 million Americans that believe politicians are, or are controlled by, Reptilians. I think only monks can solve this problem. It doesn't seem right that they prefer to ignore it.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2163 on: December 11, 2014, 08:58:21 AM »
Yeah, I see two in that picture.  Gandhiji...and who could that being of pure light next to Desmond Tutu be if not Mor Ephrem?

It could be Judas. I think I see a money bag in his hands.  :P
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2164 on: December 11, 2014, 09:12:09 AM »
It could be Judas. I think I see a money bag in his hands.  :P

That's just cause Mor gets money, money Mor's got...he runs New York.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2165 on: December 11, 2014, 12:50:39 PM »
It's the "white" man.  :P
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2166 on: December 11, 2014, 01:50:01 PM »
Yeah, I see two in that picture.  Gandhiji...and who could that being of pure light next to Desmond Tutu be if not Mor Ephrem?

It could be Judas. I think I see a money bag in his hands.  :P

Actually, I think the "Judas" figure might be Haile Selassie over on the right.  :P
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2167 on: December 11, 2014, 02:16:11 PM »
could that "whited out" figure be the...hmmmm...harrrrrr...."prophet"?  ;)
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2168 on: December 11, 2014, 02:25:00 PM »
That was my next thought too, Mina.  But LBK was right.  It's the Judas figure.

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The 13th figure, Judas, remains anonymous in the contemporary painting and is signified by a white shape - supposedly allowing viewers to draw their own conclusions about who it could be.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2169 on: December 11, 2014, 02:31:54 PM »
isnt it always the white guy with the money?
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2170 on: December 11, 2014, 02:31:58 PM »
That was my next thought too, Mina.  But LBK was right.  It's the Judas figure.

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http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2010/08/19/the-ultimate-portrayal

Interesting.  No matter what, Judas is "Whitey".  
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2171 on: December 11, 2014, 02:36:23 PM »
Interesting.  No matter what, Judas is "Whitey".  

I don't think his skin tone is significantly lighter than some of the other figures in the piece.  And most of the time, in black nationalist parlance, the term Judas is reserved for a black betrayer of the cause, like the guys who sold Marcus Garvey out to the feds or the guys who shot Malcolm X.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2172 on: December 11, 2014, 02:40:42 PM »
Given the artist's intentions, it's def the hmmm harrrr, since we're not allowed to draw his face  :P
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2173 on: December 11, 2014, 11:59:21 PM »
Interesting.  No matter what, Judas is "Whitey".  

I don't think his skin tone is significantly lighter than some of the other figures in the piece.  And most of the time, in black nationalist parlance, the term Judas is reserved for a black betrayer of the cause, like the guys who sold Marcus Garvey out to the feds or the guys who shot Malcolm X.

Of course, from those guys' perspective, Malcolm X was the traitor since he had abandoned the NOI for traditional Sunni Islam, thus abandoning black nationalism in the process.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2174 on: December 12, 2014, 09:01:51 AM »
Of course, from those guys' perspective, Malcolm X was the traitor since he had abandoned the NOI for traditional Sunni Islam, thus abandoning black nationalism in the process.

Unless (as some old timers allege) they worked for the Feds.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2175 on: December 12, 2014, 05:12:49 PM »
St. Raphael the Angel Martyr holding a child?



Archangel Uriel. Just weird:

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2176 on: December 12, 2014, 06:07:25 PM »
The child in the one of Raphael is very likely Tobit. Not quite schlock (unusually, for something out of the Prosopon School), though there are better ways of portraying the archangel with Tobit.

The Uriel painting? Now that's schlock. Ugh.
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« Reply #2177 on: December 12, 2014, 06:10:38 PM »


Archangel Uriel. Just weird:


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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2178 on: December 12, 2014, 06:12:11 PM »
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2179 on: December 12, 2014, 06:14:18 PM »
Reminds me of Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2180 on: December 12, 2014, 06:26:40 PM »


Archangel Uriel. Just weird:


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Where's the saxophone?  :P
I don't know, but he's definitely holding the fire that's going to emit from it when he starts to shred.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2181 on: December 12, 2014, 09:24:06 PM »
religionnerd.com has a lot of schlock icons, including this one:



And this one is from the official website of the Church of the SubGenius, depicting J. R. "Bob" Dobbs as Jesus.



An interesting thing about the Church of the SubGenius is that the group holds that the quality of "Slack" is of utmost importance—it is never clearly defined, but attaining it involves the avoidance of hard work and the embrace of leisure. What would Max Weber think?  :P
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2182 on: December 14, 2014, 08:52:53 AM »
I want an icon of Maria Romanov seductively inviting me to become her tsar in exile.

Aww, how sweet. I can just imagine what you two would do out there by yourselves.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2183 on: December 14, 2014, 07:37:24 PM »
I want an icon of Maria Romanov seductively inviting me to become her tsar in exile.

Aww, how sweet. I can just imagine what you two would do out there by yourselves.
Personally, I couldn't think of anything more blasphemous than imagining such fantasies against a saint of the Church.
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« Reply #2184 on: December 14, 2014, 08:01:14 PM »
I want an icon of Maria Romanov seductively inviting me to become her tsar in exile.

Aww, how sweet. I can just imagine what you two would do out there by yourselves.

I wouldn't encourage James in fantasizing about a murdered teenage saint.
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« Reply #2185 on: December 14, 2014, 09:01:28 PM »
I'm sorry. I should really think before I randomly pop put with comments like that.
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« Reply #2186 on: December 16, 2014, 01:23:57 AM »
Ahem, *Passion-bearer* you guys, not Saint.

Regardless, I apologize for my public blasphemy.
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« Reply #2187 on: December 16, 2014, 01:37:43 AM »
Ahem, *Passion-bearer* you guys, not Saint.

A meaningless distinction.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2188 on: December 16, 2014, 02:03:08 AM »
Ahem, *Passion-bearer* you guys, not Saint.

Regardless, I apologize for my public blasphemy.

A Passion-Bearer is a type of Saint, just like Martyr, Confessor, Apostle, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Faster, etc.

Also: She is a Martyr.
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« Reply #2189 on: December 16, 2014, 08:11:02 AM »
Ahem, *Passion-bearer* you guys, not Saint.

Regardless, I apologize for my public blasphemy.

A Passion-Bearer is a type of Saint, just like Martyr, Confessor, Apostle, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Faster, etc.

Also: She is a Martyr.
Even though she was killed for being a royal and not a Christian...
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2190 on: December 16, 2014, 11:36:48 AM »
Ahem, *Passion-bearer* you guys, not Saint.

Regardless, I apologize for my public blasphemy.

A Passion-Bearer is a type of Saint, just like Martyr, Confessor, Apostle, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Faster, etc.

Also: She is a Martyr.
Even though she was killed for being a royal and not a Christian...

Oh!   I guess that changes everything.   James can fantastize all he wants about having a sexual relationship with someone who's been dead for almost one hundred years because she wasn't really a martyr.   Thanks, Volnutt!
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« Reply #2191 on: December 16, 2014, 11:38:06 AM »
Regardless, I apologize for my public blasphemy.

Now this is commendable!
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2192 on: December 16, 2014, 11:40:28 AM »
Regardless, I apologize for my public blasphemy.

Now this is commendable!
yes indeed...no further commentaries are necessary.  This is enough, and I hope we just move on with the schlock.

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« Reply #2193 on: December 16, 2014, 11:54:56 AM »
Ahem, *Passion-bearer* you guys, not Saint.

Regardless, I apologize for my public blasphemy.

A Passion-Bearer is a type of Saint, just like Martyr, Confessor, Apostle, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Faster, etc.

Also: She is a Martyr.
Even though she was killed for being a royal and not a Christian...

Oh!   I guess that changes everything.   James can fantastize all he wants about having a sexual relationship with someone who's been dead for almost one hundred years because she wasn't really a martyr.   Thanks, Volnutt!
The comment had nothing to do with that. He shouldn't fantasize about her no matter how she died.

I just think it's silly to call the Tsar and his family martyrs when they were only killed indirectly for their faith. Passion-Bearer is a far more apt title.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2194 on: December 16, 2014, 11:55:54 AM »
I'm sorry I even resurrected this matter. :(
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« Reply #2195 on: December 16, 2014, 12:15:46 PM »
Okay people, let's get back to the purpose of the thread.  God bless.
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« Reply #2196 on: December 16, 2014, 11:51:53 PM »
Which is staring at blasphemous pictures?  ;)
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« Reply #2197 on: December 17, 2014, 02:48:34 AM »
Guess so. Or maybe posting them.
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« Reply #2198 on: December 17, 2014, 12:01:57 PM »
I simply budged in to get rid of tension before it foments into something bigger.
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« Reply #2199 on: December 17, 2014, 12:03:59 PM »
That was probably a wise decision.

I'd start posting schlock icons but I have no idea where to find them.
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« Reply #2200 on: December 17, 2014, 12:11:48 PM »
That was probably a wise decision.

I'd start posting schlock icons but I have no idea where to find them.

I did a Google search yesterday, and almost all the pictures came back to something that has already been posted on this site. :)
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2201 on: December 17, 2014, 12:20:12 PM »
Please don't project meta-debates onto me.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2202 on: December 17, 2014, 12:22:22 PM »


Is that, er, Eastern Catholic?

:) I can almost hear some of our more anti-ecumenical posters throwing their computers across the room.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2203 on: December 18, 2014, 11:28:15 AM »


Is that, er, Eastern Catholic?

:) I can almost hear some of our more anti-ecumenical posters throwing their computers across the room.

It is Orthodox (you have inspired me to start using "er", but it doesn't fit in here).

It is a 1967 commemorative miniature from the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Vatican.

I would like a reproduction, but I haven't seen any. Er, two, I would donate one to New Skete.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2204 on: December 18, 2014, 03:00:38 PM »
Wow! :)
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