Jesus and Substance
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This satirical work of quasi-art was made by Mr. Stolyarov using MS Paint. The image was deliberately designed to show too much Jesus and too little substance, as a commentary on the rather ridiculous proclivities of some who try to stuff Jesus into every area of their lives and to justify every single action in which they engage by reference to Jesus. It can be seen here that the image of Jesus does not fit within the boundaries of the picture; there is too much Jesus – a play on too many invocations of Jesus in the discourse of some. The blue sphere in the top left-hand corner represents substance – tiny compared to Jesus and occurring in about a similar proportion in conversations where Jesus is inserted into everything.
The basis for the image of Jesus was a painting by Giotto, “Jesus Carries His Cross.”
G. Stolyarov II is an actuary, science fiction novelist, independent philosophical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, contributor to Enter Stage Right, Le Quebecois Libre, Rebirth of Reason, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Senior Writer for The Liberal Institute, former weekly columnist for GrasstopsUSA.com, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. Mr. Stolyarov also publishes his articles on Helium.com and Associated Content to assist the spread of rational ideas. He holds the highest Clout Level (10) possible on Associated Content and is one of Associated Content's Page View Millionaires. Mr. Stolyarov has also written a science fiction novel, Eden against the Colossus, a non-fiction treatise, A Rational Cosmology, and a play, Implied Consent. You can watch his YouTube Videos. Mr. Stolyarov can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about Mr. Stolyarov's novel, Eden against the Colossus, here.