Thursday, 2 July 2009
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.