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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2925 on: April 28, 2016, 06:07:01 PM »
So I got this one from a friend...



Is there a legitimate use for it?

IMO, yes. The homosexual subtext is just that, subtext and mostly up to interpretation. However, others, most famous LBK have denounced it as being gay propaganda. I'm not quite sure what makes this icon different from icons of Sts. Cosmas and Damien, other than the less than orthodox iconographer. To me. It's the image that matters, not the one who made it. After all, we don't really know who made most of the icons from before the 20th century. Who's to say some of them weren't just as heterodox as Br. Lentz?

Excuse me...what makes it homosexual?
Or any Icon such?
What is the "subtext" in this or any |con?
I feel they are silly questions I ask, even.....well, I'm already being WATCHED by TPTB, so I'll stop.
Back to the original: how did you determine that slant of sexuality?
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2926 on: April 28, 2016, 06:49:49 PM »
So I got this one from a friend...



Is there a legitimate use for it?

IMO, yes. The homosexual subtext is just that, subtext and mostly up to interpretation. However, others, most famous LBK have denounced it as being gay propaganda. I'm not quite sure what makes this icon different from icons of Sts. Cosmas and Damien, other than the less than orthodox iconographer. To me. It's the image that matters, not the one who made it. After all, we don't really know who made most of the icons from before the 20th century. Who's to say some of them weren't just as heterodox as Br. Lentz?

Excuse me...what makes it homosexual?
Or any Icon such?
What is the "subtext" in this or any |con?
I feel they are silly questions I ask, even.....well, I'm already being WATCHED by TPTB, so I'll stop.
Back to the original: how did you determine that slant of sexuality?
This icon (and others by Br. Robert Lentz) have been accused of being homosexual propaganda. While some of them truly are (his icon of Harvey Milk comes to mind), this isn't one of those icons. At least not from my perspective.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2927 on: April 28, 2016, 07:38:31 PM »
Am I posting? Or is it Schroedinger's Cat?

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2928 on: April 28, 2016, 09:38:21 PM »
This thread discussed that image at length:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,44810.0/all.html

Thank you for the reference above.
If this was not a public forum, I would tell you what a load this is....off my mind?
No, not quite.
Is that why folks never signed their names?
Also we are so twisted that we can no longer think that a man who love another man does so without sex.
Sorry world.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2929 on: April 29, 2016, 01:30:25 AM »
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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