Rust stain

A few years ago, a rust stain appeared on one of the walls supporting an highway overpass on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago. Some people thought the rust stain looked like a picture of Jesus Christ. The power of suggestion being what it is, if somebody told you that it looked like Jesus and you used a lot of imagination, you might believe it. Art, no matter what creates it, is often in the eye of the beholder.

However, some people actually drove to the overpass and prayed to a rust stain they believed was an image of Jesus. There is a lot of talk these days about respecting others’ faith. Well, we should tolerate others’ faith within decent limits, but I will never respect the religious belief of anyone who worships to a rust stain.

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Published in: on August 25, 2008 at 10:56 am  Leave a Comment  

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