In a message dated 4/3/02 2:54:29 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> The large population is fairly uneducated in this area and it always amazes
> me that
> the greatest protest comes from religous groups yet they worship a semiclad
> male tortured on a wooden cross - irony I guess.
> Careful -your prejudice is showing. It's spelled "religious", and ignorance
> is not limited to the religious. The uneducated come in all forms. Those
> who actually read the Bible and are true worshippers ,not simply religious
> in name only, recognize
> that the scriptures say we are all created in God's image. God is Holy and
> the body is a remarkabley wonderous creation, fashioned after a Holy God.
> The "classic" nude is neither erotic or suggestive. But in the mind of the
> viewer, and in the heart,
> corruption and sin can change the picture to one of licentiousness. Yes,
> there is a difference between nudity, eroticism and pornography, but when I
> see Christ on the cross, I see the prejudiced , unjust, hatred of man for
> anything that sheds light on
> the dark places in their sinful lives. I also see the beauty of sacrifice
> and the love of the Son of God for me. What I don't see is "a semi-clad
> male tortured on a wooden cross." That, my friend , is what YOU see.