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Are there any pictures of your God up at your place of worship?

After talking with family, we stumbled along this question. I was raised in the church - predominantly black, and there were NEVER any pictures of Jesus anywhere. I was always told that it was because Jesus looked more like a black man, and that the current pictures were not accurate in skin tone. Stupid, I know... So are there any pictures up where you worship? (this probably should be a poll)

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sugahmamma

Asked by sugahmamma at 3:33 PM on Jan. 4, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • My sacred place is in my house. I have many depictions of gods and goddesses and other representations.
    meandrphoto

    Answer by meandrphoto at 3:34 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • of GOD, no. Of Jesus, yes.
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 3:35 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Oh sorry, misread the question. But yes there are pictures of Jesus.
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 3:36 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Nobody knows what Jesus or God really looks like. Especially God. How is anyone supposed to be able to depict GOD accurately? And most pictures of Jesus supposedly were actually modeled after constantine or something.
    IMO, who cares what people think they look like. Is it important? Does it really matter? Spirituality matters, not physical appearances. I think everyone would probably be better off if people DIDN'T try to create depictions of deities.
    FluffyMamaBunny

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 3:36 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I "worship" at home or out in nature, and yes there are representations of SOME of my Goddesses or Gods here, but not all (cause that would simply take up the whole house).
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:36 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • In the chapel area, there isn't, but in the foyer and hallways there are many scenes depicted of Jesus.
    Jambo4

    Answer by Jambo4 at 3:37 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Well, I worship at home, but there is a statue of Artemis there. Also a Buddha, though he isn't really a god.
    Groovyflor1

    Answer by Groovyflor1 at 3:38 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • No there isn't, because we don't KNOW what God or Jesus actually looks like.
    asmcbride

    Answer by asmcbride at 3:46 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • There are no picture depicting God in my church. Nor of Jesus since Jesus was from Israel and most paintings depict him as white and that would be wrong, he would be arabic in origin, not white, not black, not asian, arabic.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 3:50 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • yes there are pictures of Jesus but I don't think he looks like those pictures, like you said, darker skinnen, not black not white, more "middle eastern"
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 3:51 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

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