Thursday, May 29

Not-Quite-Wordless Wednesday

Several Bible verses come to mind when looking at this photo, which was taken at a shop in the mercado of Culiacan...

The first passage is from Psalm 115:4-8 "Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes, but they see not. They have ears, but they do not hear; noses, but they smell not. They have hands, but they handle not; feet, but they do not walk; neither speak through their throat. Those who make them are like them; so is every one who trusts in them."

The other verse is 2 Timothy 4:3 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but, after their own lusts, shall heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned to fables."

And finally, and maybe the most relevant, is the apostle Paul's discourse on Mars Hill...
"Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious. As I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, 'to the unknown God'. Whom therefore, you ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you." Acts 17:22-23

The Jewish star of David displayed next to the fat, bald guy with flower petals in his stomach made me sad. And does anyone know the significance of the 'Jesus figure' with a red horn on his head?

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