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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Moria Pt. 3: The Mithril Shirt ~ A Screen Icon

Posted on 2007.02.21 at 10:18

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-02-21 22:16 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Janira. I actually am a Catholic, a rather lax one, but only since middle-adulthood. I grew up without any religious formation, my family identifying itself on forms but that was about it. But there was loads of religious art around then: paintings, music, trinkets, pageants, bible movies -- it wasn't as though I was unexposed to the symbols and many stories of Judaism and Christianity. I didn't believe them, and some of it I found seriously disturbing, but I always loved the music and pictures.

That's why I think religious imagery can "work" for people who don't consider themselves religious. The images and themes are so interwoven into the history of art and literature, they resonate with viewers and listeners even if they are unacceptable as cognitive truths.

I saw your post in Italian down there and wondered what it was, recognizing about half of the words. Thanks for the explanation!
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