Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Quotes: Photograph and Pictures

Photograph 177 " A photograph is a universe of dots." DeLillo, Underworld.

Pictures 97 " …the Second commandment given by God to Moses specifically forbids the making of graven images of 'any likeness of anything that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth….' ” Manguel, A History of Reading. Hmmmmm. I wonder why this commandment? Rob the object of its soul? Worshiping the object instead of God? Too much enjoyment of the world around us instead of the hereafter? What is the theologian's take on this commandment?

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