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.

2 comments:

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete