Friday, March 19, 2010

Joe Jesus

This image, or one similar to it, was published in a school textbook used in northeast India to teach writing. The image was intended as an illustration meaning of the word "idol". A news article about this can be found here.

While I do not advocate glorifying cigarette smoking or drinking, this image does depict Jesus as one of those folks he hung out with--an ordinary person upon whose shoulders the foundation of our society is built.


Jan said...

That pose does not seem symbolic of an "idol". Oddly chosen and made.

Suzanne said...

Stigmata healing nicely. That resurrection experience must be awesome, he looks vey content.

Cynthia said...

Wonder what he's smoking?