Saturday, July 15, 2006

a further reflection on the healing powers of faith


Blogger cristosova said...


3:06 AM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger mjc said...

I am not a religious person. But I believe terrorism isn't about true faith. Many suicidals weren't religious when they were young. Religion is used as an excuse.
In any way I loved your illo.

9:36 AM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...


BTW, people who come by my office at work are loving EphemerOpera.

Have shared your site around some.

11:35 AM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger Kim Carney said...


2:30 PM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Hmmm.. except that in the afterlife, the virgins would allready be dead, so it would be a little difficult. Or perhaps murdering each one would get him seventy more? I always wondered if the seventy virgins were the ones that were sacrificed to volcano gods, sort of an afterlife cross-cultural program.

6:54 PM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger georg said...

I think for the suicide-soldiers it's more about powerlessness - it's often young people, who's lost friends or familys - and just at that time comes a terrorist and persuades them to take revenge and "be a martyr and get 70 virgins" - I only wonder: what will the woman-suicide-soldier get?

Horrifying - and your image is expressive, it works!

9:56 AM, July 17, 2006  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Wow. Powerful post, Neil.

1:41 AM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous aynaku said...

powerful! I believe you go straight to the core problem...

6:14 AM, July 18, 2006  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Neil, every time I leave you a comment I get a bounce back message saying it wasn't delivered to you at your address? Are you aware of this issue? :-)

8:13 AM, July 18, 2006  
Blogger neilornstein said...

It is a puzzling comment since the comment was iin fact delivered.

8:26 AM, July 18, 2006  
Blogger Robin Neudorfer said...

very powerful. Goes to show how so many have been brainwashed.

2:30 AM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger steve said...

This is excellent--always making one think.

12:10 PM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

Yes, I, too will be back because your work is so thought provoking... AND amiguous enough (either visually or verbally) that one gets "hooked" before one's knee has a chance to jerk... in any direction. You've read, I assum, Sam Harris' End of Faith?

1:52 AM, July 21, 2006  
Blogger crosshatched said...

well done

3:58 PM, July 31, 2006  

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