11 November 2007

Caricatures of Caricatures?

Over on Feast Upon the Word Blog, there is a discussion about the use/creation of scripture-based cartoons. One of the concerns is whether it is a good idea to create "reduced narratives" of the scriptures. I think the concern is that our cartoons are actually caricatures of the scriptures.

But I've been thinking: aren't the scriptures themselves mere representations of something much greater? As beautiful, sacred, and moving as they are, they are still just an expression of our true object of worship.

Which is not to say that scriptures are caricatures of God, but how closely do they really approximate Him?

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