Thursday, March 29, 2012

Geek and Sundry: Everyone check this out...if you haven't already

My Faith: Part 1

It's been a while since I've posted and I apologize for that. Today I thought I would take the time to define what the Christian faith is. I notice that a lot of people have a tendency to completely misconstrue what our faith is. Calling us out as judgmental, violent, arrogant, and exclusive. So let me tell you what my faith is. First and foremost my faith is not one of judgement, according to my faith that is to left to the one who made me. Unfortunately I understand where a lot of the backlash about judgement comes from. I personally have never met a judgmental Christian, but I have heard horror stories of people being beat up, spat on, made fun of, even killed. This is not my faith, what my God mandates is that I care for others no ifs ands or buts. Even this can be difficult however, and even I as a Christian struggle with this.
Many people claim that Christianity is exclusive, and to a degree it is. We as Christians do believe that the only way that you can live this life to the fullest and make it to the next is by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior. However, I as one who tries to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ will never ever tell anyone that they can't be a Christian. A lot of people are often scared away from the faith because they fear a bunch of dos and don'ts. I'm here to tell you that that is not what my faith is. No where in the bible does it say you can't smoke, no where in the bible does it say that you can't drink, no where in the bible does it say that you can't watch rated R movies.
As I continue to write about my faith I hope that I will be able to go more in depth and give people a greater sense of what Christianity is about and that it isn't necessarily what the general populace assumes it to be.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Yet even more artwork

Just an ode to the oh so fantastic film drive.

KONY 2012

I feel a certain obligation to post this on my blog, not that it will get a lot of traffic, but every bit helps.

More artwork

I threw this together yesterday in about an hour and a half.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Slaying The Dragon

We all know the story: the prince goes on a long journey, kills the dragon, and rescues the damsel. So what about slaying the dragon? We as Christians know it must be done, but why do we feel this need to pretty up the slaying? We make it clean, finessed...watered down. We make this assumption that there is no blood, that the prince doesn't get hurt, and that the dragon is killed with a nice paper cut sized slash to the heart. When in fact the battle is long, it's tiring, it's bloody, and above all it is painful. We as Christians either ignore this fact, or even worse twist the truth in order to make it more pleasant. Christians are equipped to fight the dragon why do we assume that it's not a violent battle? We avoid the truth of the battle because we are afraid.
I use this as an example to show how watered down the Christian film industry has become. Why are we afraid to show the truth just because it's uncomfortable. Show some violence, because that's how life is, show some nudity, because that's how life is, show some cussing, because that's how life is. If Christian directors, writers, illustrators, believe that showing the cruel reality of the world is some how wrong, then they end up watering down the battle, and the message loses all impact.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Some quirky drawings

Some rather odd renditions of some of my friends. I really want to make them into foam puppets if I ever get the chance. Also the one with the bubble head...that's me. Unfortunately I'm not really sure how to make the feet work because they are so small, but I think that if I keep at it I could make it work.