I plan to seriously consider Ron's ideas and see if there are any holes in my theories. I hope he will do the same.
I am not a professional economist. I am more the serious student, but I tend to have a contrarian view on most things in life. I hope to have a better understanding of both his and my point of view by doing this. For me, all that matters is the truth.
Bay Native said:
"thats not how Yehshua looked...wrong nationality ... very typical for a white man to paint Him caucasion
How would you like it if the people that loved you the most couldnt even get your name right... there ws no J at that time His name is Yehshua"
I think it's wrong to use your art to pick on one person. Even if you don't like what he does I don't think this does anything but cultivate resentment & hate. Would this help lead Obama or anyone else to Jesus? Why don't you pray for his salvation instead of painting these pictures against him?
Misty, most Christians do just that; they mind their business and pray. You are correct that the painting cultivates resentment, and among some even hate. If I was alive at the time of the War of Independence with Britain should I have only prayed for King George’s soul? What was the intent of the Founders when they signed the Declaration of Independence? Fortunately, we still have our rights and a voting process. I will do all in my power to awaken as many people as possible to the dire situation we face. There are a lot of “good” things in this world that do not lead a person to Jesus that are important none the less. I have prayed for Obama and our country many times, but God requires us to do all we can after we pray. "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed all things are possible." This painting is my way of calling out Obama and his administration. Can you think of a better way?
Since releasing my painting "One Nation Under God in the summer of 2009, I have literally received thousands of letters from people all over the world. Some responses are supportive, while others would like to hang me out to dry.
"We are not a Christian nation!"
"Have you forgotten about separation of church and state?"
"God has nothing to do with this country, we are no better than the rest of the planet!"
"The Founders were mostly Deists and hated religion...do your homework first!"
Many of the letters are too vile to even repeat, but it has brought to my attention just how confused many people are about the connection the early American colonists had to Jesus Christ. I am amazed at how far our country has strayed from the truth regarding the American Covenant. Most Americans have never heard of it.
I decided to write a short synopsis of why I believe the way I do. I carefully laid out the history with many of the quotes from Congress and the Founding Fathers. Some of this you may not have heard before, but I did my best to footnote everything. It's about ten pages long, so if you are interested why I believe we are One Nation Under God---take a look!
I had a pleasant conversation with a liberal art student…
You must be the only painter who has this ultra conservative message behind your work. artists are known to be open-minded and against people who support money hungry, conservative, so-called "christians". you, sir, would be laughed out of my art school. i think it's time you "wake up".
Do you think I would care what "art school" thinks? This is a war of ideas and I do not agree with the liberal idealogy
If you could honestly explain to me the "subtlety" of your work, I'd be intrigued. You call Stephen Colbert's piece on your work a smear campaign, but isn't that what your work is doing to Obama? Your argument is flawed because you are doing exactly what you believe others are doing to you. If you could explain to me why your work should be considered differently than political satire, I'd love to hear it.
Corbert is a funny guy. but the paintings by themselves are not funny. The only ones laughing are the liberals. Satire is created for the sole perpose of finding humor in the serious. The purpose of my art is to communicate.
Close your eyes if you wish, or do some investigating on my website.