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


From: M.Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jun 05 2005 - 10:43:12 PDT

You are correct. All I was pointing out is that all we know about this
situation is that the teacher threw away the God's Eye after loaning it out.
We know she recently discovered it had a meaning that she was unaware of,
and that she is a Jehovah Witness. So, lumped all together, it seemed that
the reason she threw it away was because of it's meaning. The truth may have
been as simple is that she spilled coffee on it, or that she loved the idea
of it being art for art's sake, and that she was disenchanted over it in the

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

>> 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.

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