Thursday, 2 July 2009

The wasteland

One of the strangest things about being a photoholic is the number of times one comes across a scene that seems to be composed for perfect symbolical value.

This was one such case. Many people attack Christianity in Britain and Britain is a secular country. Yet Britain is a deeply religious culture, where the Molloch of security replaces Christianity. Perfect Love Casts out all fear. Perfect love for oneself and one's possessions brings in all fear.

In some ways I find this photograph more disturbing than Churches with minarets, and less secular.

The CCTV camera symbol on the door of a boarded up church is a potent symbol that (to paraphrase a quote attributed to GK Chesterton)many people who have lost their faith in God are ready to put their faith in everything, not nothing. Click on photo to enlarge.


  1. Substitution of the eyes of God for the eyes of the state?

  2. 'Substitution of the eyes of God for the eyes of the state?'

    The eyes of a compassionate and loving God for the eyes of a nosey parker in a navy blue nylon uniform.

    Thank you for your comment. It made me think and I amended the closing comment. I try not to be antagonistic towards agnostics/ atheists, but in Britain we are treated with contempt by the media as 'religious' whilst the only truly powerful religion in Britain 'neo-liberalism' is largely ignored by secularists, despite the fact it is their dreams of security and prosperity that have become the real guiding ideology.