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08/15/2006 07:03:45 PM · #1
I was just reading this history of photography and was amused but not at all surprised,that there was a negative reaction to the popular discovery of photogrpahy ...

A newspaper report (c1839)in the Leipzig City Advertiser stated:
"The wish to capture evanescent reflections is not only impossible... but the mere desire alone, the will to do so, is blasphemy. God created man in His own image, and no man- made machine may fix the image of God. Is it possible that God should have abandoned His eternal principles, and allowed a Frenchman... to give to the world an invention of the Devil?"

Forgive me father ...

Does that sound a little bit familiar? Like the popularity of TV, computers, computer games, music of all types through the ages ... oh and worst of all - medical breakthroughs

Brett

Message edited by author 2006-08-15 19:11:48.
08/15/2006 07:04:45 PM · #2
I'm a sinner. :-P
08/15/2006 07:06:38 PM · #3
I'm a sinner, too... woot!
08/15/2006 07:09:47 PM · #4
Ooooh.....I love to sin!!
08/15/2006 07:23:59 PM · #5
If God created man in his own image he's either got a seriously messed up mirror or he's one ugly, sexist megalomaniac.
08/15/2006 07:26:32 PM · #6
Sorta like the reaction to the use of photoshop today... :P
08/15/2006 07:27:27 PM · #7
Originally posted by yanko:

Sorta like the reaction to the use of photoshop today... :P


Hehe... soooo true!

Edit: Speakin' of which I should be sinnin' (I mean Photoshopping) some images.

Message edited by author 2006-08-15 19:28:40.
08/15/2006 07:31:54 PM · #8
Reminds me of some guy we saw at the ferry docks the other day, handing out some flyers or something. The back of his t-shirt was emblazoned with enormous black letters that said "The Internet is of the devil", and the front said "Education is of the devil". My stomach actually turned.
08/15/2006 07:34:14 PM · #9
Originally posted by Louis:

"The Internet is of the devil", and the front said "Education is of the devil". My stomach actually turned.


Wait, a lot of us are hear to LEARN about PHOTOGRAPHY on the INTERENT!

Burn, baby, burn!!! :-)
08/15/2006 07:37:45 PM · #10
"I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints..."
08/15/2006 07:40:31 PM · #11
Originally posted by Louis:

Reminds me of some guy we saw at the ferry docks the other day, handing out some flyers or something. The back of his t-shirt was emblazoned with enormous black letters that said "The Internet is of the devil", and the front said "Education is of the devil". My stomach actually turned.

So he'd have us believe that these schools that turn out illeterate students are in fact doing god's work?

HUH? May the Gods help me...
08/15/2006 07:40:47 PM · #12
Originally posted by Judi:

Ooooh.....I love to sin!!


Hi, my name's JP. :)
08/15/2006 07:50:48 PM · #13
Originally posted by Judi:

Ooooh.....I love to sin!!

<GASP!> I'M SHOCKED!

HA!
08/15/2006 07:50:52 PM · #14
Originally posted by alfresco:

Originally posted by Judi:

Ooooh.....I love to sin!!


Hi, my name's JP. :)


Hi JP...or does your name stand for Judi's Pet?
08/15/2006 07:50:54 PM · #15
Originally posted by KiwiShotz:

A newspaper report (c1839)in the Leipzig City Advertiser stated:
"The wish to capture evanescent reflections is not only impossible... but the mere desire alone, the will to do so, is blasphemy. God created man in His own image, and no man- made machine may fix the image of God. Is it possible that God should have abandoned His eternal principles, and allowed a Frenchman... to give to the world an invention of the Devil?"


God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts. Whomever wrote the above newspaper article I believe is the later.

No where in the Bible have I read that taking a picture of a person was wrong. I believe the motivation to his paragraph was the rivalry between artist and photographer back in those days.

Message edited by author 2006-08-15 19:53:50.
08/15/2006 07:51:13 PM · #16
Originally posted by _eug:


<GASP!> I'M SHOCKED!

HA!


Good!!!!
08/15/2006 07:56:46 PM · #17
Originally posted by Southern Gentleman:

Originally posted by KiwiShotz:

A newspaper report (c1839)in the Leipzig City Advertiser stated:[/i]

God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts. Whomever wrote the above newspaper article I believe is the later.

You must account for the religous climate being MUCH different now than in 1839. Things are more liberal in some respects, less in others.
08/15/2006 07:58:25 PM · #18
Originally posted by Judi:

does your name stand for Judi's Pet?

Yes Ms Judi.

meeeeoooowww :)
08/15/2006 08:09:18 PM · #19
Originally posted by alfresco:


meeeeoooowww :)


Meow? ohhh, nevermind, I don't wanna know
08/15/2006 08:13:29 PM · #20
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by alfresco:


meeeeoooowww :)


Meow? ohhh, nevermind, I don't wanna know


*puts on spandex frog suit*

ribbit
08/15/2006 08:26:32 PM · #21
Originally posted by alfresco:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by alfresco:


meeeeoooowww :)


Meow? ohhh, nevermind, I don't wanna know


*puts on spandex frog suit*

ribbit
/me runs and hides.... but not before snapping a few shots...
08/15/2006 08:37:53 PM · #22
Originally posted by Louis:

Reminds me of some guy we saw at the ferry docks the other day, handing out some flyers or something. The back of his t-shirt was emblazoned with enormous black letters that said "The Internet is of the devil", and the front said "Education is of the devil". My stomach actually turned.


Did you get the address of his website?
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