- Robin Parry
- Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).
Friday, 24 August 2012
I hate this painting of God: time for mockery!
I do not warm to paintings of God the Father looking like an old man. Actually, I tend not to like paintings of God the Father, full stop (= period). I prefer a bit more aniconism — no images of God, thanks, except for those that God has authorized (i.e., living human beings and, obviously, Jesus the Second Adam).
So it goes without saying that I have never warmed to Michaelangelo's most famous God-painting.
So it is time to mock a little.
Not mockery of God (I have no time for that) but mockery of an in image
These images are from the magazine Paranoias.