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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Religion


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Comments on "Religion"

 

Blogger Jeff said ... (2/10/2008 6:09 PM) : 

Nor religion?

 

Blogger David said ... (2/11/2008 3:19 PM) : 

no not anything. at least, if I were God, that's how it would be.

MAKE!! MAKE!! MAKE!!! love you dave.

 

Blogger Richard said ... (2/12/2008 10:32 AM) : 

Nor Richard ....

You have done a lot of amazing work, but this is the best.

No kidding ... this is amazing.

 

Blogger schlomo rabinowitz said ... (2/12/2008 1:44 PM) : 

Transcendent. Absolutely beautiful.

 

Blogger Karis said ... (2/13/2008 11:51 PM) : 

you always amaze me, Dave. this is basically fantastic. i hope you don't mind me sharing it with my world. :)

by the way, baby huth is looking a lot like mommy huth. :)

 

Blogger Chris Ereneta said ... (2/14/2008 7:07 AM) : 

Thanks for this, Dave.

Whenever I think about responding in video my brain gets twisted up in knots, so I'll stick to my comfort zone of words.

And almost by definition I have to engage with the question as it connects to my own life (and my own lack of religion), so your mileage and experience will of course vary.

There is a wondrous state of privilege many Americans inhabit (myself included) -- to be blessed with lives free from starvation, disease, and violent personal or political repression. And even more so if we can reap the benefits of having been raised within a loving family.

So to me the audacity of the question is difficult to separate from the moment and place in history that I inhabit.

Because still for most humans living there are persistent, often daily hardships that strip away one's emotional capacity to recognize or witness joy, beauty, or love.

The function of religion, to return to the question, can be to provide intellectual, narrative, and ritual constructs that offer access to the divine despite all the forces to the contrary.

The act of gathering in worship, the telling of stories, the acts of prayer and sacrament--all have the power to draw us out of our individual concerns. One can recognize this fundamental human truth across languages and cultures and faiths--it connects us to each other.

Those aspects of religion that separate us fulfill a different function--to maintain the power and wealth of the religious leaders. The human stupidness you describe.

Thanks for continuing to provoke and inspire.

 

Blogger Kristine said ... (5/29/2008 11:43 PM) : 

Watched this one twice... in part because I caught onto the intricacy of your time-lapse layers halfway through, and wanted to decipher them (or simply appreciate your artistry in revelation!). in part because the results are so stunning!

Thanks.

 

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