Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Eternal light...

Ibaraki_Kasugaoka. This Japanese Architect has constructed the perfect building, for me, in which to worship. My reasoning, is due to the reduction of religious iconography which leads to, well, religion. Since Yeshua didn't come to create a religion, I feel simplicity best suits worship of an unseen Creator. Though I would never want to reduce the importance of the work completed upon the cross, the symbol of my shame and at the same time the triumph of my Messiah. Furthermore, Yeshua speaks of how HE is the light of the world and came into this world to save, by way of the cross... This building, as a place to worship, complements singleness of though and focus, not on earthly objects, but the very light that is the symbol of life and a picture of Yeshua.

8 comments:

Baba Yaga said...

It is a mighty piece of architecture. I like it for all that it does not say. excellent space of worship!
its great to be able to see and read your thoughts
peace
Aga

s g said...

I was beginning to think you gave up on blogging. Good to see that you haven't. Hope all is going well back in the NY. Hello to all.

Shelly Shel

charles ray loudermilk said...

yes my friends, i'm most happy to see you stop by... its that friendship love that i see in your visitation... especially in this portion! Yall are my international connection...how are china? and italy respectively?

s g said...

Italy is still a backwards society, but things are still working out. Busy every weekend with 'work' so I can't complain too much.

I didn't know Aga is in China, pretty cool. He's the REAL international jet setter, not me! :)

Shelly Shel

Vee said...

That structure is very well thought out. The lack of images and idols is more than obvious but I feel needed. Yeshua was a bit of a rabble-rouser in his time, especially in some temples.

charles ray loudermilk said...

ah...vee I like your take on Yeshua... He was quite the stand out guy, especially in the big temple, when the illegitimate priests were running a "sacrifice for profit" schism... and He broke it up, literally!

ELIYAHU said...

Nice design, but where are the worshipers?

=)

charles said...

yeah... i guess its dead space time...when most church buildings become a sinful waste of nothingness, no life or good deeds being done...nada, nothing! We gotta change that! I've been formulating a plan... to be continued..