Lusting for Mary

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Lusting for Mary

Post by Palerider » Sat Dec 31, 2022 9:24 am

I'm quite certain the church has saved millions of young men from lusting over Mary. Thank heaven we don't have to deal with porn shoulders in the church publications.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mormo ... 1ff8472c8c
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Re: Lusting for Mary

Post by alas » Sat Dec 31, 2022 11:25 am

Palerider wrote:
Sat Dec 31, 2022 9:24 am
I'm quite certain the church has saved millions of young men from lusting over Mary. Thank heaven we don't have to deal with porn shoulders in the church publications.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mormo ... 1ff8472c8c
I saw some of the on line stink over this. Just what gave the church the idea that it can alter someone else’s work and put it out as it’s own? Oh, yeah, there has also been some recent stink about GAs giving talks in which they take someone else’s sermon and use the ideas without giving any credit to the original author of that sermon. Bednar the plagiarist. And in the past, there have been people writing about how the Ensign took pictures of women doing a service project, and then put a t-shirt under the sun dress of a nursing mother. It was not an immodest sundress to begin with, but apparently did not meet the standards of the Ensign. This is from an old Wheat and Tares article from a member in Australia whose mother was also in the picture so he knew the young mother. So, the church feels it can body shame nursing mothers who are giving service to others, instead f honoring them for being out helping others on a very hot day. Do the dirty minded men at the church’s top layer know what it is like to be breast feeding in a very hot climate where you have to practically undress to feed your baby? No, they just have this sick fetish for boobs.

This thing about stealing someone else’s work and then using it, altering it, pretending it came as inspiration from God of course started with Joseph Smith. He just borrowed ideas from where ever he found them and used them for his own purposes.

If the church wants supper modest paintings of Mary with the Christ Child, they can afford to hire an artist. If they want angels without wings, they can hire an artist. If they like the ideas in someone else’s sermon, they can bl***y we’ll say in the talk where the ideas came from. If they don’t like a picture their photographer took, they can use a different picture, or just not have a picture in the article. They have no right to alter images, just because they have photoshop. They have no right to plagiarize just because they don’t want to admit to liking the ideas of a nonMormon. They have no right to body shame women by altering their clothing in a photo. They have no right.

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Re: Lusting for Mary

Post by Hagoth » Sat Dec 31, 2022 9:40 pm

They did the same with the nasty angel shoulders in Carl Bloch's painting of the resurrection:
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And clipped their wings while they were at it. Bloch is not allowed to have his own idea of what angels look like. :roll:
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Re: Lusting for Mary

Post by Hagoth » Sat Dec 31, 2022 9:43 pm

Does anyone remember the painting of Esther (I think, or maybe Ruth?) in the Salt Lake temple with a partially visible nipple? They removed it long ago, but it was there when I first went. Too bad, it was a beautiful painting.
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Re: Lusting for Mary

Post by moksha » Mon Jan 02, 2023 11:30 am

The term for mutilating classic artwork is Mormonizing.
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