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REINHILDE VAN GRIEKEN / CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS- PORCELAIN/ STONEWARE

CONSCIENCE 2016 STONEWARE 31cm x 9,5cm x 14,5cm

‘Suffer The Little Children To Come Unto Me’

 

(Mc. 10,14)

 

To many people faith in God matters. I am not really religious but I am convinced that a community can live

in harmony, exactly because of its religion. Society can only coexist and function properly if there are rules.

Is this not what all religions try to do: to teach their followers good and wrong, by imposing standards?

A high position in a religious community implies power of course, but is to set an example as well.

Therefore it is shocking when an authority commits a crime in his community, hiding behind the system.

He then misuses his religion indeed. Moreover, he blames his community: he tells his fellow human beings

– whom he considers as his subjects – what they are supposed to do, but nastily stabs his own God in the back.