Why aren't there more one-eyed christian photographers?
This is a serious question, even though at first it seems ridiculous. According to christians, jesus was or spoke on behalf of a supreme, all-powerful, all-knowing, being - a supreme being that definitely has some strong ideas about appropriate or inappropriate behavior. And, in one of jesus' sermons, he supposedly said:
(Matthew 5:28) But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
(Matthew 5:29) And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
That sounds pretty clear to me. It sounds to me like if you're:
a) a photographer
and you get a little bit sweaty or maybe you think "whoh. look at her butt!" while you're gazing through the viewfinder - the supreme all-powerful creator of the universe wants you to rip your eyeball out. It's that simple. That little directive, supposedly the words of the all-powerful, is pretty clear and unambiguous. So what's going on? Where are all the one-eyed christian photographers? For that matter, where are all the one-eyed christians who watch late-night cable TV?
The answer seems simple, to me. They believe it's bullsh*t, just like I do, only they don't have the guts to put their eyeball in play. See, because if I actually believed a bunch of ridiculousness like christians claim to, I'd actually do it. I mean, what kind of retard would let a little thing like some pain and your own eyeball get in the way of eternal salvation? Not me!
I got onto this track when I was trying to learn a bit about christian doctrine from some nutters I met who really believe the whole thing and were enlightening me as to why christianity is down on "pornography." I asked them where that came from and they graciously pointed me at those sentences from the sermon on the mount.
"That's it!?" I cried.
"Yep. That's it. Blessed are the words of the lord." they replied.
What a bunch of nonsense!!
Models: The artist (with eyeball) and Stacy. Make-up by Stacy.