Friday, July 22, 2011

Theological Musings

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Don't Go There

I have been in a Greek Orthodox church only once. (It was in Greece so it's official.) The layout was different from the Catholic tradition in which I was raised. There was a screen or small wall dividing the front and rear of the sanctuary. We were told that it marked a symbolic separation of the seen and the unseen: some things are properly visible to living physical beings; others should remain cloaked in mystery, knowable only indirectly. I've wondered how far this principle extends.

10 comments:

Olivier said...

intéressante ton interrogation théologique devant cette photo ;o)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can see one thing there Bob that would be better 'cloaked in mystery' haha!. Cheers!!

cieldequimper said...

In matters religion, I find bellies are disrespectful.

brattcat said...

He's watching you, you know. No symbolic separation between the seen and the unseen here.

Birdman said...

This second guy should find a local Greek church FAST!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful post Bob!

Wayne said...

Not far enough.

JM said...

Now you made me laugh, Rob. Brilliant post! :-)
Thanks for the link to Agam. I see why the spray can shot reminded you of his works.

Paula said...

I'm sure there's a treatise on the subject somewhere. Cosmo?

Steffe said...

Looks like you blurred the beer drinkers face here.