Jesus Was Not Made of Plastic: A Brief Conceptual/Interpretive Note for Aspiring Culture-Warrior Art Critics

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Dec. 1 2010 3:25 PM

Jesus Was Not Made of Plastic: A Brief Conceptual/Interpretive Note for Aspiring Culture-Warrior Art Critics

In considering why to be

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(or whether or not to

) by

of

it might be helpful to bear in mind that a

is not exactly the same thing as the literal body of Jesus Christ. (Also, in this case, that ants are among God's creatures.) (And, conversely, that ants might crawl on actual dead bodies in tombs.)



That is, if you're so sure that art with a representation of a representation of Jesus in it is blasphemy, you should probably think about what it is that you worship.



Tom Scocca is the managing editor of Deadspin and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.

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