We're starting a collaboration RE: THE BIBLE. CONTRIBUTE HERE: http://www.hitrecord.org/collaborations/7464
This was definitely the most polarizing contribution to our theme ideas collaboration. If you look at the conversation threads, there were immediately lots of very strong and very disparate opinions on whether or not we should even try to tackle this theme. And to me, that means we probably should.
In a way, and I hope it’s understood that I mean this with a great deal of respect, The Bible is one of the, if not the, biggest hit records of all time. This one book has had such an enormous impact on so many people’s lives for thousands of years.
Now, for many people, mostly for faithfully religious Christians, that impact has been positive. For other people, like for example, various peoples that have been colonized by Christian nations over the years, that impact has been arguably more negative. Some people find genuine life changing wisdom and boundless comfort in the words of The Bible. Some people find it old fashioned, sexist, and racist.
Me, I certainly haven’t read the whole thing, but I have read some of both the Old Testament and the New Testament, and I find some parts of it very compelling, other parts, not so much. For example, The Book of Leviticus, with all the rules God told the Israelites to follow about what to eat and how to perform the sacrifices and things like that. Not so interesting to me.
However the story about Moses and the Golden Calf. That’s a story I’d love to retell. Or the book of Psalms, that I think was written by David originally, there’s some gorgeous poetry in there. Or the story about when Jesus confronted the money changers in the Temple, I love that story.
As you know, anything in the public domain is material we can use on our TV show. And I think it would make excellent television to explore this theme with the thoughtfulness, compassion and love that The Bible does put forward on its good days.
DebraLou challenged me to do either a text, image, or combination of both for this awesome image and story http://www.hitrecord.org/records/288869 I came up with two images that i really like for the challenge, this is one of them.
Can't resource the_thief www.hitrecord.org/records/238616
I liked this version a little better than the first one I uploaded
peace of mind by the_thief http://www.hitrecord.org/records/334351
smoke series #4 by smeethesailor http://www.hitrecord.org/records/130257
smoke series #6 by smeethesailor http://www.hitrecord.org/records/130266
~in the collaborative spirit, please feel free to provide feedback. thanks!~
i designed this originally as a poster, but thought it would look cool as a tank. i doubt it will be made because of the subject matter, but I like it so i thought i'd post it
I also need to credit/ resource saintmaker for use of one of his road images, need to dig through his records to find it