The very beginning of Genesis tells us that God created man in order to give him dominion over fish and fowl and all creatures. Of course, Genesis was written by a man, not a horse. There is no certainty that God actually did grant man dominion over other creatures. What seems more likely, in fact, is that man invented God to sanctify the dominion that he had usurped for himself over the cow and the horse. Yes, the right to kill a deer or a cow is the only thing all of mankind can agree upon, even during the bloodiest of wars. The reason we take that right for granted is that we stand at the top of the hierarchy. But let a third party enter the game—a visitor from another planet, for example, someone to whom God says, Thou shalt have dominion over creatures of all other stars —and all at once taking Genesis for granted becomes problematical. Perhaps a man hitched to the cart of a Martian or roasted on the spit by inhabitants of the Milky Way will recall the veal cutlet he used to slice on his dinner plate and apologize (belatedly!) to the cow.
Artwork by Demi Kaia: “Genesis” pencil on paper – detail – 2017
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During the acoustic part of last night’s MPP I was reading parts of the “Handbook of Good Manners for Little Girls”, and yes I have a link for english reading here thanks to a dear friend!
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Music selection by Lambros Bassaras
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Last night @ Beton7 Art Radio we’ve mubbled about Easter Bunnies
…virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus
…and Mary Magdalene
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