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Re: [teacherartexchange] God's Eyes and other sacred artworks


From: david gran (dsgran_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jun 05 2005 - 10:29:07 PDT

I see what you are saying, but throwing it away
doesn't seem very much more respectful than keeping

--- "M.Austin" <> wrote:

> Are you all sure that it is because it was a
> Christian idol, based upon
> Native American beliefs that made her throw it away?
> I am surprised that so
> many are quick to criticize her for throwing it away
> - maybe she thought she
> was being disrespectful by having an icon that did
> not mimic her beliefs. If
> we base our beliefs on respect for all religions and
> races, then we must not
> condem her for being a Jehovah's Witness. I know a
> secretary who was
> respectful of her office's desire to celebrate
> Christmas, yet was blatantly
> criticized for not wanting to participate in the
> gift exchange, or the
> Christmas party.
> >> For several years I have admired the elaborate
> God's Eye hanging in the
> >> room of a reading teacher colleague. This year I
> asked if I could borrow
> >> her God's Eye to see if I could make one like it
> and then have students
> >> make one. She is a Jehovah's Witness and became
> alarmed when I called it
> >> a God's Eye. She wanted to know more about the
> background and said she
> >> night not want it in her room anymore. I sent her
> a
> >> description/definition that I got off the
> internet. After I was through
> >> with it and had a student return it, she threw it
> in the trash.
> >> I thought about the other artworks that we make -
> like the Huichol yarn
> >> paintings. And I'm sure we do more, of which we
> don't even realize the
> >> origin.
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