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« on: October 05, 2015, 08:51:29 PM »
A Comparative religion inquiry into Modern art.

http://reverent.org/holy_black_square/

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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 09:23:07 PM »
A Comparative religion inquiry into Modern art.

http://reverent.org/holy_black_square/
I am most impressed that you actually spent time building a website to record all this detritus.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 06:24:33 PM »
all this detritus.
The nail clips of Rabbi Jesus you used to consecrate your temple is the real treasure.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 07:00:06 PM »
all this detritus.
The nail clips of Rabbi Jesus you used to consecrate your temple is the real treasure.
The nail clips of Simkins is of more interest than anything on that website.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2015, 07:01:12 PM »
all this detritus.
The nail clips of Rabbi Jesus you used to consecrate your temple is the real treasure.
The nail clips of Simkins is of more interest than anything on that website.

My, you're being generous.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2015, 07:05:03 PM »
all this detritus.
The nail clips of Rabbi Jesus you used to consecrate your temple is the real treasure.
The nail clips of Simkins is of more interest than anything on that website.

My, you're being generous.
Some days, my charity runneth over.
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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 11:34:05 PM »
The nail clips of Simkins is of more interest than anything on that website.
This is merely your capricious statement. There are other opinions http://folio.nzz.ch/2011/februar/mein-statistiker-haette-das-malen-koennen

The important point, however, is that modern art has a lot in common with the objects of worship in traditional churches. Even its outright degenerate examples have their counterparts within the churches.

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the milk of the Virgin Mary, the teeth, hair, and blood of Christ, ... Numerous churches even claimed to possess Christ's foreskin, cut off during his circumcision.

http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/the_medieval_relic_trade/

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2015, 11:37:01 PM »
The nail clips of Simkins is of more interest than anything on that website.
This is merely your capricious statement. There are other opinions http://folio.nzz.ch/2011/februar/mein-statistiker-haette-das-malen-koennen

The important point, however, is that modern art has a lot in common with the objects of worship in traditional churches. Even its outright degenerate examples have their counterparts within the churches.

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the milk of the Virgin Mary, the teeth, hair, and blood of Christ, ... Numerous churches even claimed to possess Christ's foreskin, cut off during his circumcision.

http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/the_medieval_relic_trade/

Yawn.  :P ::)
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2015, 11:45:23 PM »
The nail clips of Simkins is of more interest than anything on that website.
This is merely your capricious statement. There are other opinions http://folio.nzz.ch/2011/februar/mein-statistiker-haette-das-malen-koennen

The important point, however, is that modern art has a lot in common with the objects of worship in traditional churches. Even its outright degenerate examples have their counterparts within the churches.

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the milk of the Virgin Mary, the teeth, hair, and blood of Christ, ... Numerous churches even claimed to possess Christ's foreskin, cut off during his circumcision.

http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/the_medieval_relic_trade/
Nope, that really isn't an important point at all. It is dull, mundane, uninspiring and a personal opinion of yours that is of little value.
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2015, 12:00:35 AM »
The nail clips of Simkins is of more interest than anything on that website.
This is merely your capricious statement. There are other opinions http://folio.nzz.ch/2011/februar/mein-statistiker-haette-das-malen-koennen

The important point, however, is that modern art has a lot in common with the objects of worship in traditional churches. Even its outright degenerate examples have their counterparts within the churches.

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the milk of the Virgin Mary, the teeth, hair, and blood of Christ, ... Numerous churches even claimed to possess Christ's foreskin, cut off during his circumcision.

http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/the_medieval_relic_trade/
Nope, that really isn't an important point at all. It is dull, mundane, uninspiring and a personal opinion of yours that is of little value.

Seconded. And as for the stuff about the false relics, what other churches do or have done is their business. Orthodoxy isn't concerned with that.
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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2015, 12:26:37 AM »
I won't lie, this picture is pretty cool:


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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2015, 02:09:35 AM »
Seconded. And as for the stuff about the false relics, what other churches do or have done is their business. Orthodoxy isn't concerned with that.
When the commissars opened containers with  the corpses of the saints, instead of incorrupt relics they discovered bare bones. Often non-human. And in separate especially scandalous cases even horns and tails.

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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2015, 02:11:05 AM »
Seconded. And as for the stuff about the false relics, what other churches do or have done is their business. Orthodoxy isn't concerned with that.
When the commissars opened containers with  the corpses of the saints, instead of incorrupt relics they discovered bare bones. Often non-human. And in separate especially scandalous cases even horns and tails.

Yawn.

Someone's obviously craving attention and approval.  :P ::)
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2015, 02:34:32 AM »
Seconded. And as for the stuff about the false relics, what other churches do or have done is their business. Orthodoxy isn't concerned with that.
When the commissars opened containers with  the corpses of the saints, instead of incorrupt relics they discovered bare bones. Often non-human. And in separate especially scandalous cases even horns and tails.

Yawn.

Someone's obviously craving attention and approval.  :P ::)
Can't debate the issues and recourse to personal attacks?

Here is St. Christopher, whose relics were in one of Kremlin churches


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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2015, 02:42:31 AM »
Your point? That image is based on a linguistic misunderstanding:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,18166.msg265290/topicseen.html#msg265290

St Christopher was 100% human.

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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2015, 08:34:36 AM »
Seconded. And as for the stuff about the false relics, what other churches do or have done is their business. Orthodoxy isn't concerned with that.
When the commissars opened containers with  the corpses of the saints, instead of incorrupt relics they discovered bare bones. Often non-human. And in separate especially scandalous cases even horns and tails.
The relics of St. Simkins.

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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2015, 09:09:24 AM »
I don't see any Simkins around in the local area
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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2015, 09:13:26 AM »
Gotta study more Scripture.

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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2015, 03:08:06 PM »
Seconded. And as for the stuff about the false relics, what other churches do or have done is their business. Orthodoxy isn't concerned with that.
When the commissars opened containers with  the corpses of the saints, instead of incorrupt relics they discovered bare bones. Often non-human. And in separate especially scandalous cases even horns and tails.

Are you saying that the commissars had invited disinterested parties to report on their Satanic actions? I doubt that this is what you had in mind. So, what we see here is that you choose to believe Godless Communists. Let me ask you: why do you hate God and Christianity so much?

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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2015, 03:27:03 PM »
Hush! He is hard at work calculating scientifically the quality of each WWI fighter pilot. He cannot be disturbed from such important work!
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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2015, 03:27:33 PM »
Your point? That image is based on a linguistic misunderstanding:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,18166.msg265290/topicseen.html#msg265290

St Christopher was 100% human.
That image? All of his images are like that.




Christopher was a four-legged saint who barked and wiggled his tail.

When the commissars opened containers with  the corpses of the saints, instead of incorrupt relics they discovered bare bones. Often non-human. And in separate especially scandalous cases even horns and tails.

Are you saying that the commissars had invited disinterested parties to report on their Satanic actions? I doubt that this is what you had in mind. So, what we see here is that you choose to believe Godless Communists. Let me ask you: why do you hate God and Christianity so much?
Christopher's relics were investigated by Peter I's commissars.  Luther's and Henry VIII's people made similar discoveries.

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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2015, 03:32:20 PM »
Look! Its magic! He has mysteriously turned into a person!

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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2015, 03:58:04 PM »
A Comparative religion inquiry into Modern art.

http://reverent.org/holy_black_square/

Can you do a comparative religion inquiry into the Black Whopper the internet tells me is available at Burger King and give you green poop (btw, Hi Maria!)? 
I think you can say ~ In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and post with charitable and prayerful intentions.

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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2015, 05:36:20 PM »
Look! Its magic! He has mysteriously turned into a person!
But keeps barking and marking territory with urine.

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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2015, 05:40:20 PM »
Look! Its magic! He has mysteriously turned into a person!
But keeps barking and marking territory with urine.
This sounds like some serious projection here. Perhaps you should be seeing a shrink.
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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2015, 07:06:10 AM »
This thread made me laugh so hard I am having chest pains!   
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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2015, 10:04:35 PM »
Can you do a comparative religion inquiry into the Black Whopper the internet tells me is available at Burger King and give you green poop
Do you want to compare it with the meat of God you consume during Eucharist?

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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2015, 04:54:48 PM »
Can you do a comparative religion inquiry into the Black Whopper the internet tells me is available at Burger King and give you green poop
Do you want to compare it with the meat of God you consume during Eucharist?

I've got a better meat for you to compare it to...
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« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2015, 05:49:26 PM »
I've got a better meat for you to compare it to...
Some body parts of the saints?

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« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2015, 05:59:31 PM »
I've got a better meat for you to compare it to...
Some body parts of the saints?

Yes, a female saint to be exact...
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« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2015, 06:48:57 PM »
Where is this going and how can we make it stop?
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« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2015, 06:53:00 PM »
This sounds like some serious projection here. Perhaps you should be seeing a shrink.
Why not you recommend this guy to seek psychiatric treatment





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And is not this a counterpart of the most degenerate masterpieces of modern art?

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« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2015, 07:01:17 PM »
This sounds like some serious projection here. Perhaps you should be seeing a shrink.
Why not you recommend this guy to seek psychiatric treatment?

And is not this a counterpart of the most degenerate masterpieces of modern art?

St. Agapetus as a doctor healed many during his life. What have you done with yours?  Oh, I forgot. You write poorly written articles on the internet about people who hang pictures of black boxes on their walls. Well, I guess we can't all play on the "A" team.
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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2015, 07:31:41 PM »
St. Agapetus as a doctor healed many during his life.
With his prayers. And after he died people can get healed by licking his corpse.

What have you done with yours?  Oh, I forgot. You write poorly written articles on the internet about people who hang pictures of black boxes on their walls.
You are not capable to tell a good writer from a bad one when the name of the writer is separated from the text.

Well, I guess we can't all play on the "A" team.
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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2015, 12:34:46 AM »
A quote from the updated article

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Let us add that the sceptics often ask the very same question about the creators of traditional icons that they ask about modern artists: could the guy paint? For example, Russian journalist Alexander Nevzorov described the famous Trinity by Rublev in the following words [7] (my translation):

    ...something with faded wings, with sausage-like fingers without joints, with hands with strange anatomical parameters, with puffy, very schematically painted womanly faces, and the deformed cup on the table.

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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2016, 04:20:25 PM »
A new finding

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When Malevich died his followers placed Black Suprematic Squre at the head of his funeral bed. Christians usually put an icon in that place.

See the updated article for the foto.


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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2016, 08:13:54 AM »
A quote from the updated article

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Let us add that the sceptics often ask the very same question about the creators of traditional icons that they ask about modern artists: could the guy paint? For example, Russian journalist Alexander Nevzorov described the famous Trinity by Rublev in the following words [7] (my translation):

    ...something with faded wings, with sausage-like fingers without joints, with hands with strange anatomical parameters, with puffy, very schematically painted womanly faces, and the deformed cup on the table.

The assumption there being that St. Andrei was going for photorealism and wasn't, say, painting in the stylized manner of Russian iconography.

Also, I find it hilarious that the Gnostic who believes in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and writes ridiculous "parodies" of Christianity lectures others on obscurantism and degeneracy.
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« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2016, 06:30:10 PM »
the Gnostic who believes in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Any one can search the internet and find the protocols. What does one have to believe in?

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« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2016, 06:49:57 PM »
the Gnostic who believes in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Any one can search the internet and find the protocols. What does one have to believe in?

Don't be obtuse. I didn't mean believing that the document itself exists but that the batty forgery contained therein has anything to do with reality.
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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2016, 03:34:08 PM »
the Gnostic who believes in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Any one can search the internet and find the protocols. What does one have to believe in?

Don't be obtuse. I didn't mean believing that the document itself exists but that the batty forgery contained therein has anything to do with reality.
You mean that the protocols were produced by the adepts of Santa Claus II?

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« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2016, 07:23:32 PM »
the Gnostic who believes in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Any one can search the internet and find the protocols. What does one have to believe in?

Don't be obtuse. I didn't mean believing that the document itself exists but that the batty forgery contained therein has anything to do with reality.
You mean that the protocols were produced by the adepts of Santa Claus II?

Not that I really consider him a Saint, but why do you think calling the Tsar "Santa Claus" is such an epic burn? It isn't as though he was the only person who ever lived to be named "Nicholas," you know.

It's generally thought among scholars that the Protocols are a late 19th Century French forgery that Krushevan and the nutcase Sergei Nilus only added to. There's some evidence that the Tsar was actually opposed to them once he found out about their forged nature saying that, "a good cause [fighting the Jewish conspiracy] cannot by fought by dirty means."
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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2016, 07:30:24 PM »
Malevich was a prophet of the future black squares in the corners of homes in modern society where holy square ikons used to be.


Modern Dream Home


Malevich

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Note: After posting the above, I saw this on Simkim's site:


Simkin, are you drawing attention to the TV screen in the corner?
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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2016, 07:33:12 PM »
Malevich was a prophet of the future black squares in the corners of homes in modern society where holy square ikons used to be.


Modern Dream Home


Malevich

Well, you're right, that is one way to look at it! :laugh:
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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2016, 07:44:46 PM »
Oh look, they come in half-dozens, like eggs!

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Re: Holy Black Square
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2016, 07:51:05 PM »
Malevich was a prophet of the future black squares in the corners of homes in modern society where holy square ikons used to be.


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Well, you're right, that is one way to look at it! :laugh:
If Malevich was a holy person praying a lot before ikons, they might consider his art prophetic.
But since he was secular, few people will think this way.
It's an interesting question though how prophecy works. I happen to think that dreams are predictive visions, or can be.
The ocean, infinite to men, and the worlds beyond it, are directed by the same ordinances of the Lord. ~ I Clement 20