Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jesus revealing the constitution

An amusing painting going around showing the origin of the constitution, as handed down from Jesus.  If modern democracy is in the teachings of Jesus, why did it take so long to emerge?  A humanist would argue the US constitution is a product of the enlightenment, when people were finally able to think beyond religion. 

It's still an interesting picture.  Check out the details.  Note that some of the founders depicted (especially Thomas Jefferson) were Deists, not Christians.  Another highlight is the college professor standing next to Satan near the right corner, holding Darwin's Origin of the Species.  The annotation informs us that the professor is smug and closed-minded in his beliefs.  Painter, paint thyself.

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