Sunday, January 11, 2009

I saw this image just now. And it evokes about the same feeling as this painting I saw in the Vatican Museum. Mostly a wrenching in my gut and a barely controlled urge to sob.

Faith has inspired so much beauty in this world, elevated the creative power of humankind to the sublime. And then, in the name of God (the same Power, just under a different name, it seems to me so many times, as the Power that hallows what we're destroying) look at the shitty things we do to each other.

Why is it? No. Who even cares. It should stop. Or we should at least stop deluding ourselves and telling ourselves it's what God wants.

I'm pretty damn sure it isn't.