Comments on: In Sistine Chapel, pope tells artists beauty can lead to God http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/22/in-sistine-chapel-pope-tells-artists-beauty-can-lead-to-god/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jack http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/22/in-sistine-chapel-pope-tells-artists-beauty-can-lead-to-god/comment-page-1/#comment-22086 Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:17:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9762#comment-22086 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNXKFYe8U OgPlease comment – the clip has relevanceIn Judaism we find beauty in creativity as well, but this has not been developed in many ultra religious circles because of the value of study in our faith.

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By: Johnny Vo http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/22/in-sistine-chapel-pope-tells-artists-beauty-can-lead-to-god/comment-page-1/#comment-22060 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:57:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9762#comment-22060 Irony that Sistine Chapel painter guy Gay.No women artists in those days allowed. Maybe not now either. No women there today. Pope not invite them?

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By: VC http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/22/in-sistine-chapel-pope-tells-artists-beauty-can-lead-to-god/comment-page-1/#comment-22026 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 03:41:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9762#comment-22026 hey folks,here’s a thought- Jesus of Nazareth once said, “anyone who has seen me has also seen the Father (i.e. “God”).Is there “proof” that God exists, that He has been “seen”? apparently.apparently he showed up in a frail human body but retained the character and nature of the one who made all things. what’s more, this God who made all things and allowed His creatures the ability to choose of reject Him, also had the integrity to ‘take His own medicine’ as it were, experiencing a humiliating and excruciating death. but He did so that there would be hope for all who would choose to believe it, that they might experience and see beauty for what it really is– something that IS ‘of this world’ but also very much NOT of this world.there is indeed a realm of beauty and glory that our human eyes so often cannot perceive, but as we sludge our way through this ‘valley of the shadow of death’ we can yet experience a foretaste of it.since the natural world is a place in bondage to decay and entropy and death, it often seems impossible that some other realm might exist, but it is true.and even this world that is so dilapitated will one day be completely restored. THIS world.and even a dilapitated house retains a degree of the beauty and glory the architect originally intended for it (at this point, think of the ruins of the ancient world and the amazing lessons we glean from these relics of engineering).the Bible also states that “From the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly observed IN what he made. As a result, people have no excuse.”and yes, even though atrocities of rape and mutilation all occur, none of things disprove the very fact that a LOVING God endowed His creatures with the ability to choose or reject evil. and since none of us is exempt (i.e. noone is perfect), then all of us are without excuse, in one way or another.that being said, beauty is all around us. but ugliness is also all around us.some of us recognize beauty more easily than others.often it is really just a matter of intent, instead of the actual visible product.beauty is in a 5 year old’s finger painting.it is also in the mangled sculpture of a recovering heroin addict undergoing art therapy.beauty is in pain and bliss.there is beauty in suffering…like the struggle of a woman in labor bringing what may be the greatest work of all, a human being, into the world.after all, we are all MADE in His image.vc

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By: D Sakarya http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/22/in-sistine-chapel-pope-tells-artists-beauty-can-lead-to-god/comment-page-1/#comment-22024 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 02:51:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9762#comment-22024 For those not familiar with Fellini, here’s the scene:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYz RL9YIswQ

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By: D Sakarya http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/22/in-sistine-chapel-pope-tells-artists-beauty-can-lead-to-god/comment-page-1/#comment-22022 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 02:48:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9762#comment-22022 LOL. This reminds me of the Catholic fashion show spectacle in Fellini’s Roma.

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By: SavYourofTheWhirld http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/22/in-sistine-chapel-pope-tells-artists-beauty-can-lead-to-god/comment-page-1/#comment-22018 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 02:05:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9762#comment-22018 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all know that the vatican is just as corrupt as any other government body. Beauty being closer to God? From what I have seen God is not fond of pretty nor ugly. For we are all the acknowledgment of beauty but we negate to ugly. We can say the world is a beautiful place, but the old saying goes “beauty is more than skin deep.” We as people and the world need to realize the difference between beauty and conforming taste. For beauty is not seen, it is done. The Sistine Chapel is beautiful, but wouldn’t the process of the act show more beauty than the finished product?

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By: Anon http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/22/in-sistine-chapel-pope-tells-artists-beauty-can-lead-to-god/comment-page-1/#comment-22016 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:53:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9762#comment-22016 Beauty is the ability of humanity to express and appreciate creativity.God is the excuse.

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By: Paullette http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/22/in-sistine-chapel-pope-tells-artists-beauty-can-lead-to-god/comment-page-1/#comment-22015 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:37:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9762#comment-22015 Well, if, as a skeptic, some of you’ve never met someone, you can still accept their existence through the evidence (such as you probably believe I’m a real person on the basis of this communication). And certainly, all the skeptics will meet God, one way or another — through beauty (a wonderful invitation) — or other, for some, sadder circumstances.If by chance, someday you have a heart communicating with God and enjoying His gift of beauty, perhaps you will remember someone prayed for you as you struggled free from the confining limits of skepticism — Now that would be beautiful !

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By: Peter Cordova http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/22/in-sistine-chapel-pope-tells-artists-beauty-can-lead-to-god/comment-page-1/#comment-22003 Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:59:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9762#comment-22003 Jesus is the faith for the family to understand why Jesus is more than beauty and a male to look at he is the male to copy him himthe sacraments are a good good good good copy of JesusJesus’s testimony is beauty of the popal seatJesus is not femalelove Peter Cordova hope to make it hope to make it

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By: Lincutious http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/22/in-sistine-chapel-pope-tells-artists-beauty-can-lead-to-god/comment-page-1/#comment-21998 Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:55:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9762#comment-21998 “God” is such an inspirational word. In some it inspires blind devotion to a man-conceived deity, in others it inspires a certain refusal to believe in such a thing.One thing is true, people have felt something inside of them which could change them from a non faithful to a believer. What name is then applied to that feeling? Usually it is “God”, but “enlightenment”, “peace” and “high on life” are also descriptions of this phenomenon.I know this discovery and the “relationship” one has with it to be a personal thing, truly imperceptible to anyone else in it’s powerful, yet subtle emotional impact. So much so, I would venture to say the feeling is unique to every individual, just as fingerprints are.Keeping that in mind, the relationship with “God” should be perceived and taught as an intimate one by the clergy.Please keep your cookie cutter, blanket type theology to yourselves. Judge not, lest ye be judged in kind. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and purely opinion. There are those who do not appreciate beauty in any positive way, and there are those who are continually in awe of the beauty that surrounds us. To lack the ability to “feel” beauty must be a painful curse.I hate that there are “pious” people out there who rape and poison the earth, treat animals horribly, and practice pedophilia.The church is not true love of god, it is business and power serving the will of man.

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