Jesus on the wall of the senior Home

Jesus on the wall of the senior Home
Jesus on the wall of the senior Home photo

Image by freestone
Here in my Georgia Belle Senior Apartments for Independant Living, I saw this hung painting of Jesus.

There are 12 floors and in front of the elevator, on each floor, is a table where the "floor manager", or someone, decorates the table and often a resident donates something for the wall above this table. This 6th floor table has this picture of Jesus above it.

There is no name, no signer, on this painting. I cannot even tell if this image is a reproduction from a print and someone framed it! Thus I have no idea at all who painted it. Thus this painting could have come from a super-mart, or it could have actually been painted by a resident of this Home, years ago!

EDIT:
I found out the painter, thanks to Someone who commented.
Stephen B Whatley gave to me the info.
www.flickr.com/photos/stephenbwhatley/

Also amazing how there is very little written about him.

"Vinciata aka Joseph Wallace King (1911-1996), who was a legislator from Winston-Salem North Carolina."

painted years ago.

[from further research, this painting appears to be painted by a resident, long long ago, as this facuility has been here since about 1974. Thus original! There is no signed name or date on it, either.]

This is why I like this painting, and why I took this photo *of*
a painting, as I sense that this is an original work of art! probably no one knows, by now, who painted this, and if a senior, the painter may now be deceased.
One of my favorite paintings of Jesus.

He looks serious and strong and mysterious. And also as if He is asking
a question of you, the viewer, maybe like…"who am I and what does my existance mean to you"?!
As if His very Presence infers another reality that is "behind" him!
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–a reply to a comment.
while cameras are not supposed to be "biased", often the photographer is!

Not that I am a "Jesus freak", after all, if those people did not take the pictures of the torture of the Iraq prisoners, no one would know.
I take interesting photos of Interesting things that have a meaning that is more than what appears, thus this image i find so meaningfull to th residents here.

Here is a photo of a picture a senior hung on the wall of a senior residence, he or she found this picture to be very important. For many in this building, the Sunday evening service IS all! And, yes, the preacher throws forth lots of the "ole time fire and brimstone" and that choices in life are to be seen in utter black and white morality-only! What this minister would say about homo people would probably curl your hair.

But this is *the* reality for people who lived through the great depression and WW II, they see Jesus through their own "eyes", their own biases. Many today hate the on-welfare people as they do not *work*, not work the 100 hours a week and go through the sufferings that they did in the great depression, a whole generation who Followed orders and Obeyed authority even if it was wrong! you BROKE before you changed, change was seen as a sign of weakness!
these 1940 people saved civilization for you: made the dance floor that you now dance upon!

Compare the images of Jesus in the different countries under a different religious background: comes all too too apparent to me that the Jesus on the wall is the reflection of the collective biases of the church-goers!

Just like it is not money that is the root of all evil, it is what ones does with it, what people do
*with* Jesus is what you see the results of.

So you all see the retired military man with his ten american flags, sitting on the porch, you see the little old lady with a Bible in her hand, judging everyone who walks by according to "black and white" absolutes, and both of them wish for the day that ‘a man is a man and a woman is a woman and that evil was very esy to determine, and to find some authority to give their choice-making ability too, so that they would not have to choose every little thing anymore!

there are TWO levels of "generation gap, here, the standard one of age, and the one where you have the great depression/WW II people versus the new agers of 1960+! This building has 161 residents, 90% are of this Old School, and yes, these people would probably judge 80% of the content of flickr to be very very SINFUL!

I had a retired gardener talk non-stop to me for four hours, years ago, and it was worth ever moment of it; i learned so much about this older angry generation. This man was now 70, he grew up in 1930 south state of Georgia, usa, and no one in his family or in the school *ever* wore shoes once, and life was work, *was* work, dawn to dusk 6 1/2 days a week. Then he worked in the defense industries. he place everything before him, his family, town, country, friends, came first, before him, in life and he came last. basicly he put his dreams up in the attic, his dancing shoes in the boxes, never ever to be opened, and then he *worked* all of his life.
Now he is 70 and all of the kids are on some kind of welfare like food stamps, student loans, wefare, etc, and that they did not have to work like he did.
He sees them dancing the dreams that he could not and
HE IS PAYING THEM TO DANCE THOSE DREAMS WITH HIS MONEY!!
[enough anger in him to plug his finger into an electric outlet and he would power the city for hours!!]
See, all of his taxes and his social security payments on the job help these people get their benefits, thus in a real sense he is paying them to do what he himself could never ever do, as he lived the Good moral life of 1938!
Now the Coach has changed the rules in the middle of the Play, middle of the 50-yard line, and he is angry and confused, there is little that he can find to enjoy, of today’s Toys, of today’s free choices! Like that little old lady at the cafeteria that i saw the other day, she was so so beside herself with irratation as see was without sail, rudder, anchor, compass, or wheel: her husband had died and he made all of the choices for her and now he is gone. in the old days "he" was supposed to make all of her choices, and now there is no Eisenhower, as president, to stand besides her….oh *can* she choose one of those 40 kinds of salads and 35 types of deserts?!

thus I "report" with my camera what I see. If you see him as a dark destroyer
of free-thinking, you might be right, But most retirees would *love* to have most of the young "flickrs" here, to "get a life, settle down, become moral and straight and have a family and kids and
repent of sin"!! some of these people would love to "sic" Jesus upon the people of today’s generation, to have them repent according to how they see "repentance".

Thus that picture of Jesus is in a kind of sense, a "Talisman" to ward off the modern age with!! You have to face this picture if you get off of the elevator, he is there to ward off EVIL!
and much of "evil" is the open ended
multiculturalness of the modern liberal left’s way of life, and the great lack of precieved Morals in today’s people!

betchya you have a grandmother or mother, grandfather or father, who is just like I described, the vet of WW II and the great Depression!

Thus my picture, i see now, as i write this description, is a "marker" for what many of the older generation belive in.
[I will probably get lots of flames for this one, but this Image, here, I find so important to what that generation stood for.]

freestone

139 Responses to Jesus on the wall of the senior Home

  1. tangent says:

    Thanks a lot, Jesus… the Christian Reich is killing women and children daily.

  2. freestone says:

    while cameras are not supposed to be "biased", often the photographer is!

    Not that I am a "Jesus freak", after all, if those people did not take the pictures of the torture of the Iraq prisoners, no one would know.
    I take interesting photos of Interesting things that have a meaning that is more than what appears, thus this image i find so meaningfull to th residents here.

    Here is a photo of a picture a senior hung on the wall of a senior residence, he or she found this picture to be very important. For many in this building, the Sunday evening service IS all! And, yes, the preacher throws forth lots of the "ole time fire and brimstone" and that choices in life are to be seen in utter black and white morality-only! What this minister would say about homo people would probably curl your hair.

    But this is *the* reality for people who lived through the great depression and WW II, they see Jesus through their own "eyes", their own biases. Many today hate the on-welfare people as they do not *work*, not work the 100 hours a week and go through the sufferings that they did in the great depression, a whole generation who Followed orders and Obeyed authority even if it was wrong! you BROKE before you changed, change was seen as a sign of weakness!
    these 1940 people saved civilization for you: made the dance floor that you now dance upon!

    Compare the images of Jesus in the different countries under a different religious background: comes all too too apparent to me that the Jesus on the wall is the reflection of the collective biases of the church-goers!

    Just like it is not money that is the root of all evil, it is what ones does with it, what people do
    *with* Jesus is what you see the results of.

    So you all see the retired military man with his ten american flags, sitting on the porch, you see the little old lady with a Bible in her hand, judging everyone who walks by according to "black and white" absolutes, and both of them wish for the day that ‘a man is a man and a woman is a woman and that evil was very esy to determine, and to find some authority to give their choice-making ability too, so that they would not have to choose every little thing anymore!

    there are TWO levels of "generation gap, here, the standard one of age, and the one where you have the great depression/WW II people versus the new agers of 1960+! This building has 161 residents, 90% are of this Old School, and yes, these people would probably judge 80% of the content of flickr to be very very SINFUL!

    freestone

  3. black_widow_two_ says:

    I feel the picture is very warm and welcoming. :)

  4. freestone says:

    there are 10 more floors, each with a paintin on the wall, in front of the elevators: stay Tuned, i will put up more, if i walk the halls and see if any of them are "Interesting"!

  5. Eleventh Earl of Mar says:

    Good old JC. He was a lovely bloke in my opinion. Always had a lot of time for the poor and the needy, the humble, the unfortunate, the poverty stricken, the diseased and those fallen on hard times.

    Clearly he has a lot in common with your average church-goer of modern times and with the leaders of our great nation.

  6. Ångel blüe says:

    This picture always makes me think…

    ANYBODY GOT A QUARTER?

  7. Eleventh Earl of Mar says:

    @angel blue – it makes me think of blokes in pubs spoiling for a fight after they’ve had a few too many pints, "come on then, come on – I’ll put you in the ‘ospital!"

  8. Ayomal.Peiris says:

    This picture exhibits the Son of man’s glory.

  9. Eleventh Earl of Mar says:

    Glory, yes, and also looks like he wants a fight.

  10. 27th TANZANIA FREIGHT FORWARDERS ASSOC. MEETING says:

    Jesus is the way truth and life

  11. T Cook says:

    Could you turn your camera 90 degrees and take another photo full length and post it on Flickr as well?

  12. Jonnie Crappyweed R.I.P. Old Friend. says:

    What? Me worry?

  13. The Consumerist says:

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  14. furbearingbrick says:

    To me, in this one Jesus seems to be shrugging his shoulders and saying "I dunno."

  15. Jonnie Crappyweed R.I.P. Old Friend. says:

    If Jesus was poor like I am led to believe, did he wear Holy or holey underwear?

  16. RAF_ARTE says:

    buenazo ,. saludos del PERU

  17. Ingo Vogelmann says:

    Jesus never wanted a church or religion, did u all know that? This painting is lovely and wonderful. I love it!

  18. avilon1 says:

    The picture is amazing! Whoever painted it was very talented! Are there anymore originals of Him at your Senior appt? All I can say is I love Jesus!

  19. Eleventh Earl of Mar says:

    Good old Jesus. He was great, wasn’t he?

  20. MysTerry1706 says:

    Freestone, you say you "[... ]take interesting photos of Interesting things that have a meaning that is more than what appears, thus this image i find so meaningfull to the residents here." That is a very interesting avenue to pursue in your photographic hobby. True, things are not always as they seem. I think this painting does mean different things to different people, but I think the mere fact that it is cause for reflection is great in itself.

  21. myaccountwiththiswebsite says:

    Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. – Mathew 11:28-30

    Readerwalker was right about this painting looking like a very contemporary white American interpretation of Jesus, because it was painted by the American painter Joseph Wallace King (1911-1996). Great job Readerwalker! The main purpose of this painting was not to compete with Eastern Orthodox wall mosaics and Russian icon paintings. Although this artist did do an exceptional job! The point of view here is not to shove religion down your throat but to show that unlike all religions that teach you to abide by a bunch of rules Jesus, who according to scripture, died for your sins, rose from the dead, is alive today, and promised to NEVER leave you nor forsake you, is here with his arms outstreched with all strength and wisdom to any and all who will believe in him. He’s here to help you If you will just come to him he will show you the way and give you rest from all of your worries and all of your troubles. 2 Samuel 22:33 says "God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect."

    I can tell you the origin of this painting. It is one of four in "The Master’s Art Series". It is entitled "Come Unto Me". Thirty years ago Jim Bakker (He that is without sin let him first cast a stone) commissioned the artist Joseph Wallace King to paint them. The originals used to hang at Heritage U.S.A. in Fort Mill, South Carolina. A few years ago they were given back to Jim Bakker and they have been reproduced so that others can enjoy them as well.

    I have provided a link to a cached page on Jim Bakker’s website that explains more about it. He talks about the paintings in the 6th paragraph:

    209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:IzILNL-972UJ:www.jimbakkers…

    Here’s a link to show #868 of "The New Jim Bakker Show" on google video. At the end of the broadcast there is a segment about the series:

    video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3557247015731654751

  22. Josh Douglas (J-diggity-dogg) king lurker says:

    Great photo. I love the armageddon skyline. I collect strange christian art. I have a black last supper painting, and the only white guy in the painting is Judas. It’s quite lovely.
    I think if Jesus came back to earth or whatever, he’d be so busy wiping out the christian right, us mortals could get away with murder.

  23. welltaken pictures says:

    we love jesus as well, jesus brought peace to the world, one day jesus will be back to bring peace to the world. in jesus honour i took picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/welltaken/1153142633/ i hope you will like it.

  24. welltaken pictures says:

    It’s honour for us to have your excellent well taken photography in the welltaken group and in the beautiful capture group,it is an interesting example for different "welltaken" pictures in our world – this photo should be in the http://www.flickr.com/groups/welltaken/ and in the
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/beautifulcapture/ groups. Thanks

    A special award for taking this beautiful picture welldone my dear friend

    Autum Colours

  25. favored with the lord says:

    wonderful pictureeeeeee

  26. freestone says:

    been now over a year since I posted this photo.

    We see Jesus in our own image, we create Him as to how we each see Him.
    [the 7 blind men and the elephant, each grabs hold of part of the animal and calls the elephant as such!]

    I have read of some people who visit India Gurus and they come back with awful experiences, sometimes the Guru is a Mirror to the visitor’s soul and reflects back what is there!

    I still do not know who painted this image, "they" tell me that it was painted by a regular painter, not a resident of my senior Home, Georgia belle. I would like to give the Attribution, please someone tell me who painted this?!!

    thanks..freestone

  27. Stephen B Whatley says:

    This painting looks very much like a Joseph Wallace King, an American artist of romantic style. He painted our Queen Elizabeth in 1971 for N. or S, Carolina…I will follow this up.

  28. Stephen B Whatley says:

    Hello again – I am almost certain this by Joseph Wallace King (1911-1996)- also known as Vinciata – if you put him in Google you can see images.

  29. Stephen B Whatley says:

    Hello Freestone – I am SO certain that the above mentioned artist painted this…he also often gave his subjects this stormy sky.

  30. freestone says:

    yes, Stephen, I had to do a LONG google search to find that this person was the painter.

    Also amazing how there is very little written about him.

    "Vinciata aka Joseph Wallace King (1911-1996), who was a legislator from Winston-Salem North Carolina."

    that is all i have found about him. Stephen did all of the work.

    I cannot contact anyone, the image in the photo is a picture of a picture.

    Least now I know who painted this!

    thanks…..

  31. da burger says:

    Jesus is a stupid faggot

  32. delmarlatch says:

    da burger suffers from dwarfism of the mind.

  33. da burger says:

    Shut Up fool, just because i hate religious phnatics dosent mean i suffer from dwarfism of the mind.
    Religious people have no life, especially muslims.
    All they do 24/7 is sit down and worship an invisible person.
    I DO BELIEVE IN GOD, BUT I DON’T BELIEVE IN RELIGION.
    All i think is that relgion wants to boss you around, and ruin your lifes.
    People who promote religon just want others to suffer, ANY SUCESSFUL HUMAN BEING WAS NOT A RELIGIOUS PHNATIC or A MUSLIM.

  34. delmarlatch says:

    You called Jesus Christ a "stupid faggot".
    You are a mental midget.

  35. da burger says:

    So the hell what!
    He had no life thats why he decided to claim himself god

    oh yea, and jeasus was gay for judis, you can see it in his eyes….just as the same way darwin was gay for george w bush

  36. delmarlatch says:

    Keep going, peanut brain. They don’t actually let you drive a car, do they?

  37. da burger says:

    you have no life except to kiss Jesus ass so STFU.
    I’d rather not spend my life kissing some dead guy’s ass who claimed himself son of GOD.
    If he was a god. why did he die???
    GOD cant die

  38. delmarlatch says:

    Your grasp of theology is extremely tenuous. I suppose that’s all part and parcel of being a moron, right da burger?

  39. da burger says:

    Man your Hopeless.
    Id rather not spend time arguing with a phnatic who’s brain has already been injected with a bunch of bullshit

  40. delmarlatch says:

    I’m heartily sorry that I failed to live up to your obviously impeccable standards of intelligent debate, da burger.

  41. freestone says:

    wars have been started over this Topic!

    Here I took a photo of a painting on a wall, a wall in a hallway in front of the ??9th floor elevators, at my senior Home.
    Surely this painting gives some comfort to the residents, here.

    But I have found, over the years, there are too too many young and not-so-young people who grew up under "RELIGIOUS ABUSE"!
    People who grew up under fundamentalist parents, parents who shoved it all down their throats, no wonder the "preachers son is the one kid who is the biggest troublemaker, in the town"!
    I understand this.

    someone wrote: "2000 years of churchology cannot dim the glorly that is Jesus"!

    freestone

  42. delmarlatch says:

    Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. His image will always be a hot button.

  43. da burger says:

    I grew up under religious abuse.
    Religion was shoved down my ass for 5 years when i was 6 to when i was 11. I hate religion, i hate mohammed, i hate jesus, moses, Abraham and i hate god.
    Islam, Christianity, and judiasim should be destroyed for the sake of mankind.
    First nuke makkah, Medina, Jerusalem and all other holy cities

  44. delmarlatch says:

    Hmmm. If somebody actually managed to shove something DOWN your ass, then you’ve got to at least hand it to them for inventiveness. Shoving something DOWN somebody’s ass is quite an accomplishment.

  45. Stephen B Whatley says:

    I like your peaceful understanding Freestone of the possible reason for the argument above. Bless you.

  46. paintinbiker says:

    What’s funny to me is that a man who looks like this would have his ass kicked in the 60′s by some of those men now living in the nursing home. Gimme a break with the white man hippie jesus! He lived in North Africa and would have had hair "like lamb’s wool" like the bible says. I’m almost 50, caucasian, grew up catholic and have rarely seen christians live by His example. Try this: LOVE and FORGIVE. Pull that off and you’re living like you do believe in the Man. ;-) Peace.

  47. delmarlatch says:

    I grew up Catholic, too. I am still a Catholic, as a matter of fact, and I am reminded each time I attend Mass to love and forgive, to love and pray for my enemies, and to treat others as I would have them treat me.
    The reason that you so seldom see Christians live by the example of Christ is that it’s so difficult. It’s a laudable ambition, though.

  48. da burger says:

    yo, quit being a hater then if your so holy.
    You have no clue what i’ve been throgh because of religion, so mind your own business.
    let me hate religion .

  49. delmarlatch says:

    Hmm…well, I can make a pretty reasonable guess that you’ve never been through a spellcheck.

  50. da burger says:

    quit dropping your balls so jesus can go suck on them, yo have no fucking argument so go fuck jesus in the dick, you piece of shit. and on the way get a fucking life you fucking religious cacuk

  51. delmarlatch says:

    Is that avatar a picture of your brain, by any chance?

  52. da burger says:

    see, Christ never brings peace to anyone. INFACT, HE MAKES OTHER MORE MISERABLE

  53. delmarlatch says:

    Speak for yourself, granite brain.

  54. da burger says:

    hey man, you speak for jesus, defend a dead dudes ass and think your going to heaven. WELL buddy THERE IS NO HEAVEN WHERE YOUR GOING.

  55. freestone says:

    I have read, some person’s post, in a thread," In any long thread, the first three replies, are Intelligent, then there are a couple of "drive by comments", then there is a post or two that Clarifies and summeriezes the content of the original post, then downhill from that until at the very end there is nothing but Ugly Flaming"!

    say, i have an Idea, you all, flame all you want to, but please write more and comment more thoughly: I am planing to send this image of Jesus to the "bestcomments" group!

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/bestcomments/

    ——
    This group is all about comments!

    The photos are secondary – we are looking for interesting banter, soulful debate, gripping streams of comments bursting out of your photos.

    If your photostream contains photos that – whether good or not – triggered a spirited comments´ thread, we want to see it!
    —-

    so post comments and Flame away, please, you all will be on this "candid camera"! Make your comments *even more* interesting, for others to read!

    freestone

  56. delmarlatch says:

    "WELL buddy THERE IS NO HEAVEN WHERE YOUR GOING."

    And, sadly, there are evidently no effective teachers of English grammar from whence you came.

  57. da burger says:

    you have no argument, and this is not english class. who gives a fuck about grammer. If i was writing an essay, i would be careful, but here i dont give a fuck. you get it.

  58. delmarlatch says:

    Yes, I understand your incredibly complex yet intricately outlined position.

  59. da burger says:

    I also understand your stupid, yet complex and well written argument here Delmarlatch. I also understand the rate of your stupidity and the fact that every night you bend down and become someones little bitch. Some one, who i am sorry to say, is dead.

    As for me, i am done with this amazing "argument" we’ve been having for a while now, so if you don’t like, go suck on a dick.

  60. delmarlatch says:

    "…that every night you bend down and become someones little bitch."

    It never fails that the man who feels weakest and most powerless, the man who feels an utter absence courage in his own character, will be the one who will most vehemently protest that others are weak.

  61. da burger says:

    Dude, i like totally had it with you and your smart mouth. People like you Get beaten the crap out of. you can’t shut your smart ass and say something thats actually reality. Keep hiding

  62. da burger says:

    " Freestone: "2000 years of churchology cannot dim the glorly that is Jesus"!"

    oh yea? huh If his light is so bright, then how come all his asshole churches are so damn Gothic.

  63. delmarlatch says:

    Why would someone actually choose to be a slug?

  64. da burger says:

    How am I a slug???
    You dont make no sense you irritaitng Piece of shit

  65. da burger says:

    your fanatic ideas are too much for a moderate man like me

  66. tangent says:

    Quite an interesting discussion. Kinda goes to show ya… Jesus is more of a divider than a uniter. I wish people didn’t dwell on Him. It’s 2008 and we need to move on.

  67. da burger says:

    Tangent your Ma man, you are so right, i completely agree with you

  68. delmarlatch says:

    "Jesus is more of a divider than a uniter."

    This is not something that Jesus himself did not foresee:

    "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it." (Matthew 10:34-39 NASB)

    And yet, on the ‘uniter’ side of the ledger, there are 2.1 billion Christians on earth today. That’s 2.1 billion folk who are united under one truth, that Jesus Christ surely is Lord and Saviour.

  69. da burger says:

    Oh yeah, out of those "2.1 billion Christians", how many are considered "Good Christians?"
    Ask your self this question "how many Christians kiss jesus’s ass" ??
    "How many Muslims kiss Allah’s ass?"

    If Christianity is the truth, how come 5 billion people will go to hell?

    Ever thought of this?????

    Think about it

    Only a quarter of the population of 1 religion, are people who truly follow the orders of some old wise tale known as the bible.

    If you want to be a fanatic yourself, be it, but don’t force others at all to waste their lives in a bunch of bullshit

    I know Muslims, who don’t even pray at all, when they’re supposed to pray 5 times a day.

    Why would god be so cruel and punish so many people, so many.
    5 billion people don’t follow Christianity.

    5.8 billion don’t follow Islam

    About 3 billion people don’t follow any of the major religions, so are they all going to burn in hell??

    Oh yeah, i don’ mean to offend you and your precious beliefs, but Jesus is a ugly muthafucka.

    Seriously, look at his face, i bet in real life he was actually uglier.
    They don’t want to ruin his impression if they drew an ugly picture.

  70. delmarlatch says:

    We have no way of knowing whether hell is populated by even a single soul. All judgement is up to God.

    As for being ugly, ugly is as ugly does, or in your unfortunate case, as ugly types.

  71. da burger says:

    Thats all you care about. Fucking Grammer, and Fucking Religion, so FUCK YOU BITCH.
    Why would anyone care about grammer here on the internet???
    Who cares, as long as you can read it, it’s okay.

    And about judgment, your probably thinking that god will send me to hell, but i am only trying to tell people what i think is best.

    Don’t waste your life in religion, unless you like religion.

    Me, i am always tormented with religion. My whole life is messed up because of religion. My dad won’t let us do shit except for religion.

    I’m gonna fucking get out of this hellhole and laugh at god in his ugly face.

    YEAH MUTHAFUCKAS I’M GONNA BE A FREE MAN, EVEN THOUGH IM NOT 20 YET.

    life is worth living the way you want to live it.

    If you like preaching and crap, you can do that, but i fucking hate religion.

    So why does it have to be all shoved down my throat???

    All im trying to say in this "discussion" that i want to live life the way i would like to live it.

    Not the way Muhammad would want to fuck my life up along with jesus and moses.

    So I’m fucking done here.

  72. da burger says:

    Hey Delmarlatch, you done?????

    HEHEHE i knew i would win, hell yeah muthafucka

    P.S
    Did Something crawl down your throat and die??

  73. delmarlatch says:

    If only some semblance of decorum and common sense would enter your person through a convenient orifice.

  74. da burger says:

    ‘If only some semblance of decorum and common sense would enter your person through a convenient orifice"

    You mean Jesus????

    If he entered my brain, i would be fucked.

    Or are you talking bout common sense???

    Fuck you, I’d make Jesus suck on my dick.

  75. delmarlatch says:

    Uh, no, I was hoping that we could just start with some manners and the ability to form and express a cogent thought through writing.

    Your homosexual fantasy is entirely your own projection.

    Normally, the temptation is to tell people like you to go to hell, but your posts here make it abundantly clear that you’re already there, so no need.

  76. da burger says:

    "Your homosexual fantasy is entirely your own projection."

    Didn’t anyone teach you that what I wrote is just meerly an insult, not a homosexual fantasy???

    Oh yeah, I forgot, you’re an idiot. Explaining this to an idiot would just be waste of my time.

    Besides, you think you are going to heaven, It’s time to think clearly my good enemy. Everyone has their own beliefs and my beliefs (according to you) have already been fucked up. Not to me tough my enemy, not to me.

    One more thing, your smart-mouth is not getting you anywhere. I could write smart shit like that too, but i just don’t have time to waste.
    Its not Christianity that is what I’m really against, It’s Islam, and the Pedophile, Muhammad (curse be upon him). Islam ruined one thing that will never ever come back no matter what: my childhood. Mabey your parents didn’t make your childhood miserable by shoving religion down your throat, that’s why you turned out to be a religious Fuck.

  77. delmarlatch says:

    "One more thing, your smart-mouth is not getting you anywhere. I could write smart shit like that too, but i just don’t have time to waste."

    Well, at least you can recognize intelligence, even if you can’t exude it. It’s a good first step.

    Yes, I agree everyone may have their own beliefs, but I think you’d agree that all beliefs are not equally valid.

    I’m sure that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.

  78. da burger says:

    I respect your beliefs man, and i wana just end this argument by saying one last thing.
    everyone should be able to do what they want to do. I didn’t get this right, but i have to live with it. Do what ever you want and what makes you happy. Don’t be pushed around by things that you don’t like, in my case, Islam.
    Anyways, this has gone too far
    I’ll stop insulting other people and Christianity, but I’ll never stand down from what happened and is still happening to me.
    May we all live in peace and harmony, we all deserve our own rights, as written in The US Declaration of Independence.

  79. [SuperBem.SuperMara] says:

    Oi! Sou administrador de um grupo chamado Celebridades do Mundo (de ontem e hoje) e nós adoraríamos ter isto adicionado ao grupo!

  80. Josh Douglas (J-diggity-dogg) king lurker says:

    Wow you are all such brilliant theologists everybody trying to be smarter than the rest. Religion is blasphemy.

  81. da burger says:

    Religion is blasphemy.

    I agree with you man, and I am no religious nut, but seeing as Jesus is Holy and all, mabey i was so mad, i could shove a stick up his ass.

    BTW, I am done with my good friend Delmarlatch here, so I really don’t give a shit no more

  82. delmarlatch says:

    "Religion is blasphemy"

    A trite, meaningless cliche shat out by an addle-minded fool.

    I see Da Burger is imparting perhaps more information than anyone wishes to know about the activities of his leisure hours.

  83. Josh Douglas (J-diggity-dogg) king lurker says:

    Delmarlatch is all about making themselves sound smart. In fact Delmarlatch is so busy sounding smart he hasn’t even had time to post PHOTOGRAPHS on a PHOTOGRAPHY website. Dude, you rock "trite, meaningless cliche" is a cliche in itself. And I’m the first person I’ve ever heard say religion is blasphemy so it’s not a cliche.
    I feel like an idiot for even replying. I’ve got PHOTOGRAPHY to deal with.
    Go to starbucks and stand in line and just start commenting out loud to everyone around you, show em’ all how smart you are. Your wordy, clever, and got a dope ass vocabulario and shit. YOu #1 me a godless spineless peice of shit. In fact I’m flushing jesus down the toilet and am going to worship the delmarlatch god instead because he’s so much wittier.

  84. delmarlatch says:

    "I feel like an idiot for even replying."

    I’m guessing it’s a feeling with which you’re very familiar.

    Remember, fools, that God will not be mocked.

  85. Josh Douglas (J-diggity-dogg) king lurker says:

    yes I am a stupid fucking retard piece of shit and may jesus slit my throat in the night for my mockery. You are the king of the world, i’m going to go slit my wrists because I’m jealous of your loafy chubby ass.

  86. delmarlatch says:

    You’re boring, and you know it.

  87. da burger says:

    lol man, I thought we were cool for a second, but it turns out you’re still a bitch!!!

    "elmarlatch is all about making themselves sound smart. In fact Delmarlatch is so busy sounding smart he hasn’t even had time to post PHOTOGRAPHS on a PHOTOGRAPHY website. Dude, you rock "trite, meaningless cliche" is a cliche in itself. And I’m the first person I’ve ever heard say religion is blasphemy so it’s not a cliche.
    I feel like an idiot for even replying. I’ve got PHOTOGRAPHY to deal with.
    Go to starbucks and stand in line and just start commenting out loud to everyone around you, show em’ all how smart you are. Your wordy, clever, and got a dope ass vocabulario and shit. YOu #1 me a godless spineless peice of shit. In fact I’m flushing jesus down the toilet and am going to worship the delmarlatch god instead because he’s so much wittier. "

    Listen to the man, man. He is right, this is a place to post pictures, no pointless fucking arguments. You’ve got him way more pissed than me lol. Anyways, i enjoy these posts, and like it when Delmartlatch smartmouths everyone else like a little bitch, lol this shit is dumb, jesus wont do shit and god wont do shit either.

    "Remember, fools, that God will not be mocked. "

    Go watch the movie "The Mist", see how no one likes religious fucks.

  88. Josh Douglas (J-diggity-dogg) king lurker says:

    You’re boring, and you know it.

  89. orlandodig says:

    If Jesus brought so much peace into the world, why have so many died in his name? The crusades, the Holocaust, the inquisitions…

    No thanks.

  90. da burger says:

    people die everyday in the name of jesus or muhammed, or who ever you worship. In Iraq, hundred and thousands of insurgents died in the name of muhammed, and for what?? getting a place in you so called "heaven", or bieng brainwashed by a buncha losers. Everyday, some nutcase outhere in a madrassa is tourtuirng little kids like me once.
    everyday some nutcase is out there preching people to sacrifice themselves in the name of some god. As for jesus, millions of people follow his path of destruction.

    I’ve seen the light my friends, and i shall not hesitate to reach out to it.

  91. da burger says:

    delmarlatch your a mouse in toilet.

  92. delmarlatch says:

    Orlandodig:

    The Crusades? Those were wars that resulted from a battle for geographic supremacy between Christian and Islamic civilization. I gather you’re sorry that Christian civilization wasn’t utterly wiped out during them, which is ironic considering you owe your very existence to its tradition.

    The Holocaust? Yeah, um…the Holocaust was a crime by Nazis against Jews. It had nothing to do with Christianity. If it makes you feel any better, about 3 million Roman Catholics, mostly Poles, also perished at the Nazis’ hands during WWII. Did you know that?

    The ‘Inquisitions’? Well, what would the Crusades be without the Inquisition, I always say. You can’t have one without the other, especially in the mind of an historically ignorant fool.

    In conclusion, please do obtain a library card and read something. You embarrass yourself in forums like this.

    daburger;

    You deliver an impassioned diatribe against Islam, but just FYI, that’s the religion that DOESN’T follow Jesus Christ. Just thought you oughta know that.

    I’m a mouse in a toilet? Well, I guess in the sense that nothing but complete assholes expose themselves to me in this thread on a regular basis, I’d say your metaphor is fairly accurate.

  93. marymichaellyon says:

    Jesus FINE!

  94. da burger says:

    i have way more knowledge of Islam than you niggah, i went to Islamic school for 3 years and got my ass raped and whooped, the pedophile of this crime escaped and was not trailed at all, because my pussy father didn’t stand up to him, instead he dropped nuts to him.

    As for Jesus, he is one of the creators of religion. Muhammad, got his ideas from Jesus, thats why i hate Jesus.

    In fact, i hate every single religion that exists, also me and god were have a cup of tea when he told me that i should lead a rebellion against molvies, and destroy the cruse upon this world.

    My conquest in life is not to be tormented by a non existing mythical white bearded fool name "GOD" and his little cat "JESUS" and his dog "MUHAMMAD"

    as for the mouse in the toilet, my little brother has managed to stuff it in there somewhere, as for my metaphor, you are really a mouse in a toilet, the toilet being Jesus.

  95. delmarlatch says:

    You have a very rare talent for imbecility. Even by internet standards, your comments betray a complete lack of coherence almost unequalled in the history of humankind.

  96. da burger says:

    keep on talking, you mindless fuck. Where did you dig up these words?? "imbecility", "unequalled", "coherence"???
    Even a 3rd grader can define these words easily, and don’t think you smart mouthing is gonna confuse me because i know exactly what your talking about.

  97. Subhasish Mitra says:

    Respected Friend
    I am a resident of Kolkata (India).
    Recently I have purchased a flat in the outskirt of the city.
    Ever since I purchased the apartment I had a desire of decorating my entry wall with a picture , and for the last one year I found non.
    Now I feel this is the one that I have waited for.
    I intend to frame up your picture in a big way and hang it in the front wall.
    What more can be more welcoming?
    If u kindly send the original image of the picture over my Email: subhasishmitra@gmail.com I shall remain most obliged for your help.
    I shall upload the image how it looks at my wall for your perusal.
    Thanking You and wishing you a Merry Christmas.

    Subhasish Mitra

  98. da burger says:

    Oh delmarlatch. its been 3 months, and you have nothing to say??

    Well have a merry Christmas my old, old, old, old fiend.

    By the way,
    The worlds gonna end in 2012, be prepared.

  99. da burger says:

    what is you point Saint Joan Arc Superstar???
    Did Jesus send you, I think not.
    I give you the medal of honor for the being one of the Few billion people that are deceived by Jesus??

    Oh whats that??
    you wana start a start an argument??

    Lets go then, i say jesus is a moronic dumbass with no life.

  100. zenola.coffman says:

    would love to haveb theb pidc of jesus on my page ‘but dount know how to it if some ome can pelp me i’m email is zenpola .coffman@ha-yahoo.com april 4 2009

  101. da burger says:

    anutha jesus lova, dont know how but i aint done fo shit!

  102. eesatjbm01 says:

    Yes, indeed, this is a printed copy of a Joseph Wallace King original. This is one in a Four painting series commissioned by Jim Bakker for Heritage USA/PTL during the 1980′s. The originals, traveled around the world several times after the fall of PTL. They ended up in the hands of the Maylasian Investment Group which purchased the former PTL property, Heritage USA. 20 years later, and after having had their Attorneys investigate the truth in regards to the fall of Jim Bakker, the Maylasian Investment Group voted, unanimously, to GIVE these paintings back to Jim Bakker for him to use in re-establishing his Ministry. I say all of this to get to this point. The copy you have there on that wall, was a reproduction of the original which now hangs in Morningside Church’s, Grace Chapel in Blue Eye, Missouri. All four of the Joseph Wallace King originals in the Master’s Art Series reside there and are availible for viewing at any time free of charge. These reproductions were commissioned in limited quantities on canvas in late 2005 and early 2006. They are of exceptional quality and employed a, previously untested, technological process to reproduce them. These reproductions are actually produced using oil paint, just like the original. No inks and no dyes. These are true oil reproductions. To date, only 3 of the 4 paintings have been reproduced using this process.

    The Four Paintings are titled:

    Come Unto Me (The one on the wall there.) – Reproduced
    Jesus & The Children – Reproduced
    You without Sin (cast the first stone) – Reproduced
    Mary & Baby Jesus – Not as yet Reproduced

  103. freestone says:

    ess… wrote:
    Yes, indeed, this is a printed copy of a Joseph Wallace King original. This is one in a Four painting series commissioned by Jim Bakker for Heritage USA/PTL during the 1980′s. The originals, traveled around the world several times after the fall of PTL. They ended up in the hands of the Maylasian
    ====

    I thank you for the writeup on this image. One day, several years ago, I walked the halls of my senior home and took pictures of reproduced paintings that I liked.
    This one had no name or date, so it was an "unknown"!

    one of my favorite images of Jesus.

    freestone

  104. Stephen B Whatley says:

    I’m fascinated to learn they were commissioned for PTL…loved Tammy Faye Bakker

  105. bizisil says:

    Mon sauveur

  106. wiggiewormdog says:

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called god love, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

  107. catbennett says:

    He looks like he’s saying "I don’t know"

  108. Wegener's granulomatosis,won't beat me!! says:

    Jesus is here to save us all,he understands us all and loves us too

  109. da burger says:

    dam, interesting How much a person can change in 2 years, I read through all my comments in the argument above, and the way I talked was that "gangsta" type talk, anyways, that’s what Junior High School does to you, Now that I am a Junior in high school, I have actually learned the proper way to talk, dam acting all gangsta is really annoying.

    However, this does not change my views on religion and Jesus, I still feel the same hatred that I did 2 years ago and even 6 years ago, and 7-8 years ago when it all started.

    Thanks to all of you for putting up with me, I finally realized how annoying that "gangsta" talk really is.

  110. sudheer_gonthi says:

    Jesus

  111. wdalaw says:

    es el camino la verdad y la vida
    http://www.wdalaw.com

  112. emadsadek says:

    thankss

  113. Wegener's granulomatosis,won't beat me!! says:

    Lovely image,one day peace will return

  114. Patrick -1965 says:

    It’s interesting you say Jesus brings peace, isn’t he responsible for War, famine, suffering, disease and ultimately Evil?
    Why is Jesus/Mary always portrayed as a White Europeans? They were supposed to be born in the Middle East?

  115. ju119 says:

    thank you for uploading this pic i now can be freed from porn by using NLP GOD IS GOOD :)

  116. Stephen B Whatley says:

    Artist Joseph Wallace King with his 1971 portrait of Queen Elizabeth II; presented to the State of North Carolina I believe.
    See the artist & portrait here: ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CusEcNdVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

  117. Celebration Christian Church says:

    good jesus painting

  118. wslaok3 says:

    Hey I know J.C. he is a pretty down dude!!

  119. ameear says:

    I think the pic is quite flattering. About the Christian Reich he may have enough of, they probably getting bunny money along with Satan rifiling through his home.

  120. Waiting For The Word says:

    A very lovely painting of Jesus Christ! Thank you for sharing this, and the information about it.

  121. Eleventh Earl of Mar says:

    This is one of the rare paintings of Jesus for which he actually posed. There was an artist of the time called Hymie Goldblatt who lived a few blocks from Jesus, in Nazareth, and Jesus commissioned him to paint this portrait for a poster campaign. Sadly, Hymie Goldblatt’s work has never received the attention it deserves.

    I think he was a painter ahead of his time, especially given the limited materials available with which to paint.

  122. EMM@NNuelll_ says:

    Very-Beautiful !!! :D ♦♣♠

  123. Waiting For The Word says:

    Actually, Stalin’s atheist regime and Hitler’s atheist regime and Mao Tse-Tung’s atheist regime were far more deadly than so-called Christians ever were, and I have my doubts about whether the bad "Christians" were even saved. Did you know that Mao Tse-Tung’s Chinese communists killed 70 million people?? I didn’t know that until today.

    Wild remarks against Christians are everywhere now, but nobody can back it up with facts so I think such uninformed youngsters should stop trying to bully anyone who is a Christian.

  124. Waiting For The Word says:

    I’ve had a tough time with some Church people, but it’s important not to get Christians confused with Christ. Jesus is worth knowing, and I wouldn’t want to live without His help, comfort, guidance and wisdom. Jesus is the real Treasure.

    I looked at the website of Joseph Wallace King at http://www.vinciata.net/, and it’s obvious this is his work. I do think this is the best he ever did. It’s an awesome painting of the Christ, one of the best I’ve ever seen.

  125. Patrick -1965 says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/waitingfortheword] Wild remarks against Christians are everywhere now, but nobody can back it up with facts

    What facts about which subject would you like? And do you honestly think this is an accurate likeness of Jesus?

  126. Eleventh Earl of Mar says:

    @waiting for the word. Hitler was a Catholic.

    And Stalin didn’t kill people in the name of atheism.

    Stalin killed for his beliefs. No-one kills though a lack of conviction.

    As usual you fucked up religious bigots twist everything to suit your agenda.

  127. Matthewww2011 says:

    Beautiful picture. And as always, Jesus spoke the truth about what would happen to us for trusting in Him:

    “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates me hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them what no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen these miracles, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’ – John 15:18-25

    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." – John 14:6

    People get real uncomfortable when they are presented the truth, because it convicts them.

    "Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”
    - John 3:18-21

    We have a choice: to continue in our sin and turn from God or to turn from our sin and pursue God. Those who want to know the truth will find it, but most don’t. Most want to continue to fulfill the desires of the flesh, thus hardening their hearts toward God and distancing themselves further and further from Him. Soon, they can’t even hear his voice anymore, and they follow foolish teachings by men. This is how Darwinian evolution ‘evolved’ – which is a lie. This is how ‘all paths lead to God’ evolved – another lie. This is how ‘homosexuality is not a sin’ evolved – lie. This is how ‘if I just do enough good works, I can earn my way into heaven’ evolved – lie.

    Jesus cuts people right to the heart, because it is God speaking. And mankind doesn’t want to listen.

  128. Waiting For The Word says:

    Eleventh Earl of Mar… did I mention Catholics or Stalin or Hitler? Did I mention anything that would – even remotely – associate me with any kind of bigotry whatsoever? What topic did I twist around to suit what agenda?

    Such posts are known as Trolling, because
    1. they are aggressive & inflammatory
    2. they are amazingly off-topic
    3. they don’t make any sense
    4. tactics resemble bullying
    5. come off as very repulsive like the storybook Trolls of old.

  129. Eleventh Earl of Mar says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/waitingfortheword]

    Clearly you did , or I would hadn’t have responded thusly, you obnoxiously rude person.

    Funny how ‘trolling’ is always something other people do, and often in the eye or narrow mind of the beholder. One man’s trolling is another person’s valid point.

    Now run along.

  130. Patrick -1965 says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/74878783@N06] People get real uncomfortable when they are presented the truth, because it convicts them

    Prove to me that Jesus even existed and i will listen to you!

  131. Waiting For The Word says:

    Jesus told a story of a rich man who ignored the beggar that was outside his gate. The beggar died and so did the rich man, eventually. The rich man went to hell and the poor man went to be with Abraham in heaven. The rich man begged Abraham to send the beggar back and warn his brothers about punishment to come… but Abraham said it couldn’t be done. "But if someone comes back from the dead, they will listen!" the rich man argued. Abraham said it wouldn’t make any difference: those brothers already had the testimony of the prophets and if that wasn’t good enough for them, then nothing else would help either.

    So… what Abraham (and Jesus) were saying is this: the only PROOF you’re going to ever get is the proof that’s already here around you. The testimony of those who know Jesus, and the testimony of creation itself which shouts of the glory of God. If you can’t understand the proof that’s been given, then something is wrong, because Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice and know me."

    Yes, perhaps you enjoy mocking those who believe, but I really do wish you’d be careful. Don’t harden your heart against God’s efforts to reach out to you.

  132. Patrick -1965 says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/waitingfortheword] : the only PROOF you’re going to ever get is the proof that’s already here around you…

    Thought so!

  133. tracyhughes2_7. says:


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  134. Nancy Patterson says:

    Freestone,
    I had the pleasure of knowing Joe "Vinciata" King as a child. He was a fabulous portrait artist! My mother’s family is from Winston-Salem, NC and my aunt modeled for several of his paintings in the early sixties, and my mother for one painting. In fact, I was the infant in one of the Madonna paintings my aunt modeled for. Joe was commissioned at different times to paint both Richard Nixon and Queen Elizabeth II. He also bid on the London Bridge when it was for sale! He was an unusual and very talented man to say the least. I remember him as a warm and humorous person. I was looking for pictures of Jesus on Google when I came across your photo, and knew immediately it was probably a Vinciata painting. You can find out much more about him now at http://www.vinciata.net/ .

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