Category Archives: Visual Arts

Quote of the day: Anacleto Gonzalez Flores, one of the Mexican Cristero martyrs

The film: For Greater Glory, starring Andy Garcia, Ruben Blades, Eva Longoria, Peter O’Toole The book: For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada

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Pic of the day: Please, no explanations inside the church — after all, we’re Christians!

From here.

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Where I’d like to go to get some peace and quiet: Monastery of Rousanou, Greece

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Pic of the day: No place for flyers, at least not active ones!

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Where I want to live, vol. 43: Architect Seymour Harris’ roundhouse on the Beaulieu River in Hampshire

Architect Seymour Harris’ roundhouse which comes complete with its own lake, 10-acre garden and private 18-metre pontoon on the Beaulieu River in Hampshire, England.

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Pic of the day: DaHu Park, Taipei, Taiwan

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Pic of the day: There is no escape from God, no matter how hard you run!

From here.

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Pic of the day: The most unnecessary sign ever?

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Pic of the day: Glenridding, Lake District, England

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Pic of the day: Early morning sun bathes orange light over Grinnell Peak, Montana

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Separated at birth: Pope Gregory IX and Sylvester Stallone

Here’s the proof: Pope Gregory IX painted by Raphael, and Sylvester Stallone in his ‘Rocky’ role.  I rest my case. Hat-tip to Creative Minority Report for spotting this eerie similarity! Another great separated-at-birth: Separated at birth: Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams … Continue reading

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How I feel today

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Pic of the day: Pub comes up with a novel approach to tempt male customers in

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Pic of the day: The world’s most terrifying bathroom

The bathroom of this stunning new penthouse in Guadalajara, Mexico, is situated on top of an unused 15-story elevator shaft. More on the world’s most terrifying bathroom here.

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Pic of the day: Sign of the (fundamentalist) times

From: Stuff Fundies Like

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Something to watch out for: Hellbound the movie, coming this autumn to theatres near you

That’s Hellbound, not Hellboy! You can visit the Hellbound website by clicking on this image:

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Chuckle of the day: Spider ingenuity

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Pic of the day: Chinese sewer transformed into a sea of colour after dumping of millions of pill capsules

Environmental officials in China have been left baffled by the mysterious dumping of millions of pill capsules which has left a sewer awash with colour. The bizarre sight along Zhengshang Road in Zhengzhou, China, has seen a 900 ft. ditch transformed into … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: The limitations of Google, and the real reason for Presbyterian church services!

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Pic of the day: Lego rosary

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The atheist legacy of hate: Chinese communist soldier smashes religious objects, including a crucifix, 1967

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Atheist Ricky Gervais’ “vile, cynical, dishonest” new TV show “seeks to mock and injure the most vulnerable”

The most cynical TV show I’ve ever seen: The father of an autistic teenager attacks Ricky Gervais’ new comedy Disablism.  Handicaphobia.  Smuggery.  The English language has no good word for the prejudice that is comedian Ricky Gervais’s stock-in-trade.  It goes … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: Theologian Karl Barth as you’ve (probably) never seen him before

Karl Barth in the Swiss armed auxiliary, April 1940

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Resurrection Day!

An eleventh century Byzantine panel showing the Anastasi (Resurrection): the risen Christ raises Adam and Eve

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Pic of the day: Claudio Gazzaroli photographs the Verzasca River in Switzerland from 50 feet underwater

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