Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Us vs. Them


I know, I know.  The Easter weekend came and went with nary a peep out of me.  BUT...I was definitely thinking about all of it.

In fact, this was my image on my photoblog on Black Good Friday:

For me, this is sooooo Roman Catholic.  For you, too?
I grew up in a Protestant church where our crosses were always empty.

And that got me thinking...which turned into my post today at Vision and Verb.
In fact, I had planned all along to use the above image for it
but changed yesterday, at the last minute, to this one:

 Which image would YOU have chosen for a post on us vs. them, I wonder!

Well, you can decide here, if you want to take a read.....
Warning:  it's about religion, sex and politics, none of which we're supposed to talk about, right?!

14 comments:

  1. Not sure what I would have chosen, but I sure would like to know what rabbits have to do with Easter. As a kid I could never figure out how rabbits layed eggs that produced chickens. Maybe that's the secret; God works in mysterious ways.

    Well, what kind of answer do you expect from an atheist?

    Happy Easter.

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    1. HA! Your mind is always a treat to watch unravel, Ted! :D Thanks for the smile.

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  2. I think you did good with changing the pictures, I both like them, however, Jesus on the cross is more bombastic than the lighthearted pictures of the roosters. This is my personal opinion though.
    I will now go over the V&V and read the post.

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    1. You know that by now I'm totally glad I did the change...and mostly for your reason. Sometimes we really do need to go with our gut at the last minute! Thanks for your vote of confidence, MLMA.

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  3. I think for a post like this I might have used a photo of eggs – but then, as you show, which came first, the chicken or the egg?

    Anyway the custom is interesting. Do you know that decorated ostrich eggs were found, and they were 60,000 years old… My Egyptian cousins told me that in the tombs of the pharaohs painted eggs had been found, painted with animal, plant and geometric styles – that was a long time before Christianity. In France Easter is called Paques, but the celtic religion gave painted eggs to their goddess Eostre which became the word “easter” – isn’t that so interesting. But now I can’t make the connection about how offering of painted eggs to a pagan goddess became a symbol for rebirth in the Christian religion – that is mysterious.

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    1. HA! If I had had a picture of Easter eggs, I might have used it, Vagabonde. Actually, I DO have one. Oh well.

      It's always quite enlightening to get educated on where and how our customs and holidays came into being. I definitely know this one, Easter, was celebrated long before Jesus!

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  4. being from a catholic background/upbringing i'm so used to the cross with the crucified Jesus.

    hope your easter was wonderful.

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    1. As a Roman Catholic, Maria, I know that's what you'd be used to! For sure. My post was actually about that. :)

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  5. I am more partial to the cross since I am a Catholic. :) Have a wonderful week ahead!

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    1. For all Roman Catholics, Al, I'm sure that would be the answer. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Awwww. How could anyone ever say NO to that, Robin! :)

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  7. I thought it a lovely V&V. They way chickens can hen-peck each other - and that was the real subject of your article, I think the chickens were a great choice. The crucified Jesus photo is amazing. Of course, I prefer the crucifix as it reminds us we all have our cross to carry. Plain crosses, empty crosses seem a bit boring to me :) I do like when they are draped with the white cloth at Easter, though.

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    1. You are so "politically correct," dear Margaret. How sweet of you! As I said in my V&V post, the cruicifix is growing on me, the more I see it here in Europe and come to terms with it. There's always more than one way to "see," and for me that's what most of this Journey is all about! Thank you.

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