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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Why do the members of Christendom have the need for visual evidence in which to place their faith in?

From the wearing of a Cross, the displaying of the Shroud of Turin, and the seeing an image of Christ in an old grill cheese sandwich or a stain on a wall, why isn't just having the teachings of the Bible enough to sustain personal faith? Why must churches rely on large, ornate images and alters? Isn’t this something like the Jews creating an image of God, in the form of a golden calf, at the foot of Mount Sinai? They also had to have something visible to put thier faith in.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    people like to visualize

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I agree completely with you. But when you mention Christendom, do you mean all, or only The Roman Catholic Church, which from the name you can understand that they inherited the customs from the pagan Roman religion who for centuries before the birth of Christ had been using images or statues in their worship. The Pagan Roman religion just like the other ancient nations in Europe had always been carrying the symbol of the cross, which is a modification of the Tau, as the symbol of Tammuz, the incarnation of the Sun God. The same symbol was used by the Egyptian priests who worshipped Isis Horus and Seb, thus the initials IHS, which very conveniently converted to mean Iesous Homini Salvator. The Egyptians, Hindus, Buddhists, and Ancient European Nations have all been worshipping the statues of Mother and Son goddess of some sort, all referred to as The Queen of Heaven. Surprise, surprise!

  • 1 decade ago

    The teachings are all concentrated on imagery rather than disimagery.

    And the imagery go hand in hand with the teachings as if they are an inseperabable entity.

    God cannot be seen. God will never be seen on earth. If God was ever to be seen on earth...there wudnt be a need for Heaven now wud there?

  • 1 decade ago

    You are hopelessly misinformed. Grouping people into groups that represent the things you want to criticize indicates a small, insecure mind.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You are certainly not talking about me or any christian I know. We don't need to display christian symbols. We want too. Last time I checked in this nation, I was free to do so.

  • 1 decade ago

    research has shown that imagery drives most believers - it stimulates the same endorphins as those aroused by pornography.

  • 1 decade ago

    its human nature

  • low self esteem

    and, low confidence in their cult beliefs.

  • 1 decade ago

    people just LOVE idols. They just do. That "no idols" thing is torture, huh?

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