In the Name Of...

Over the centuries, religion has led humanity to the brink of destruction at times, while saving our souls and preventing total chaos at others. Today, the relationship between war and religion is just as potent, costing us millions of lives each year as cities, tribes and even nations march into battle in the name of a god or other deity. Use this design to spark a discussion on religion or to simply reflect on the intertwining relationship between humanity and our individual or collective concepts of eternity. And remember that at the core of each of the major religions on the world is peace and harmony, not war and conflict.

What do you think of this design?  What images and thoughts does it conjure up in you and how does it help show the world who you are?  Add to the conversation by commenting below.




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7 Responses

Brooke
Brooke

February 10, 2016

This is such a superficial look at the problems in the world. The idea here is that all the world’s religions are fighting each other, when the truth is much, much more complicated.

Ruby
Ruby

February 03, 2016

Throughout history, billions of people have died in the name of some god or another. It’s pure chance (roll of the dice) that a person happens to be born into any particular religion, time period, or society.

Brandon
Brandon

January 28, 2016

There seems to be such a disconnect between the teachings in religious books and the way they are implemented in the world. I feel like those fighting for their beliefs need to reread the teachings and beliefs they claim to be fighting for.

Jane Truitt
Jane Truitt

January 25, 2016

This could be a tarot card for the modern age.
The peace sign on the helmet of the soldier before a roulette wheel of religious symbols sends a not-so-subtle message that wars are a tool for domination frequently disguised as an endeavor for the greater good.
The technique is identical to that of the illustrations in The Badlands of Hark.

Ben
Ben

January 25, 2016

It’s interesting that the only color in this work of art is the red color. Presuming it’s blood, right? This is a powerful statement on people’s religious differences leading to discussion and ultimately war. Not sure what the dice represent though.

Don
Don

January 25, 2016

Yes. So much yes about this. We have the beautiful iconography of the religious symbols, all in a beautiful wheel together. Then we have this military person (with a peace sign, no less) holding a bloody weapon. Then we have the dice rolling, as if to say this warrior is ready to kill for whatever he or she believes in today.

Allison
Allison

January 18, 2016

This kind of reminds me of those felt coloring boards you could buy as a kid. Except here you’re not coloring in fairies and zoo animals, and the theme here is obviously much more brutal.

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