I agree with all you have said Jungleman. As far as Michaelangelo and all the other famous people who painted nude people of either sexes, I see it as pornography period. Sometimes it was "classy" commissioned pornography by the very wealthy and royal, but pornography just the same. The basic motifs on the Sistine chapel are pretty pagan in some ways. What in the heck are nude people doing on a Church cieling? How many people today, wives especially, would be favorably impressed to come in some Sunday and find that someone decided to paint "built" nude models on their Church cielings, uh, just to picture pre fall Edenic bliss of course!
Originally Posted by Jungleman
There are people viewing horrible, hard core pornography in these times who will defend it by saying, "It's art!" Yeal, uh huh, suuuuure, and that's why they "collect" it, too!
The book Every Man's Battle tells of the awful struggles men often have from viewing scantily clad women. All the way nude? Give them a break!
I am an artist myself and believe art is neutral like most everything else. It can be used for good or bad. If a child drew a really well done art work on a chalkboard in a classroom, depicting a cruel caricature of another student, should he be able to defend himself by saying, "It's just art!"
Please pray for "the least of these" in the Persecuted Church Prayer Forum at top.
Acts 21 Now they have been informed about you that you continually teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn back from and forsake Moses...Therefore do just what we tell you. With us are 4 men who have taken a vow upon themselves. Take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses [for a temple offering],...Thus everybody will know that there is no truth in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself walk in observance of the Law of Moses.