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           A GOD CALLED GOD by JEREMIAH KAUFFMAN

  Having grown up in the South, overbearing religiousness has been a thorn in my

side. I think what I’ve always found most irritating about it is it’s lack of reason and imagination. The world is such a nicer and more interesting place when one appre-

ciates the unexplainable beauty of nature. The mind is capable of providing a feast

for the soul, if only one can see past the self-perpetuating ignorance of religion. I

wanted to create a symbol in a playful act supposedly creating a new god. I decided

to put something else on a cross: something that is unknown. We do not know if this

creature is good or bad, a criminal or a martyr; it just is. It is a symbol of the cross, enacting the drama of suffering but with an anonymity because it is not a beloved human figure supposedly trying to teach the world something but the cross itself

having taken characteristics which predict it’s future use. Just to be clever, I decided

to name this god” GOD”.

by JEREMIAH KAUFFMAN       2008

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JEREMIAH KAUFFMAN’S ART & POETRY

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3 thoughts on “JEREMIAH KAUFFMAN’S ART & POETRY

  1. I hear you about having grown up in the overbearing religious South. Me too. Ran away screaming. Then set about recovering. Your pen and ink artwork has nice texture/detail.

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