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Piglet wrote:

I think those mandalas are absolutely gorgeous; how can the Almighty possibly disapprove of people using the skills He gave them to produce a thing of beauty?
Well, I might think that there are some pretty delicious wines, which may serve as testimony to the God-given talents of the winemaker.

On the other hand, I can respect it if someone's conception of God tells him to forego alchohol. I guess it's not MY conception of God, but I don't think I can really rebut his conception simply by saying "Oh, come on, winemakers have God-given skill!"

(Actually, I'm an abstainer, though not for religious reasons. But I thought alcohol made a better example than pork, which doesn't acquire its basic taste from the skills of the chef.)

[ 03. March 2016, 16:55: Message edited by: Stetson ]

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Blue Scarfed Menace
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Originally posted by Firenze:
Originally posted by dyfrig:
Originally posted by mousethief:
I wonder if Escher had it in mind when he did "Angels and Demons"?

I think you'll find that it was the famous book writer Dan Brown that did Angels and Demons.
The famous book writer may have got the idea from Escher since it would be not unlike the FBW to be a tad derivative.
H'yeah, right.

Next you'll be saying the phrase "This Side of Paradise" wasn't created by Ric Ocasek.

[ 04. March 2016, 10:25: Message edited by: dyfrig ]

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Golden Key
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Re Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons":

Actually, he played with ambigrams.

"Ambigrams: the upside down imagery of the artist who inspired Dan Brown: The author of The Da Vinci Code named the novel's hero after a mathematically minded typographer" (The Guardian).

Escher was probably in the general mix for doing that kind of morphing, though.

Blessed Gator, pray for us!
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Pearl B4 Swine
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I knew there was something spooky about Hildegard.

Hey, what about those 'christian' churches that install circular walking paths for meditation and prayer? Labyrinths. Clearly, demons are at work. You're doomed if you go all the way and win the lolly-pop, or if you fall out and leave early.

Great find, MT. I was running short of things to fear and worry over. I'll be on watch for devilish attempts to steal my pathetic soul.

G.M.Hopkins was so damn right when he wrote "No worst... there is none."


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Philip Charles

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What kind of daemons? Maxwell had a friendly and helpful one.

There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary and those who don't.

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Dark Knight

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To paraphrase Turkish from Snatch - Fuck me, mt, what have you been reading?
I stopped reading the linked blog a few seconds after it became clear to me that it was actually making me stupider.
I did note that someone has responded to the Last Hiker's inanity with a post about stained glass windows in cathedrals being pretty aces. And the ultimate pedestrian has in turn responded with something about the window being connected to the Templars, who apparently had something to do with the occult.
[Roll Eyes]
Oh brave new world, that has such fuckwits in it ...

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