Widely revered, always respected, but with lessons all too seldom heeded. We look at the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi.
Not a true Saint, but an archangel – we look at Michael, the sword and shield of God and the judge of our souls at Judgement Day.
A lesser known Saint is our #3 – Saint Julian of Norwich. She was an anchoress, a woman whose religious devotion was shown through isolation to a small cell.
Our #4 Saint is Saint Sebastian, a harrowing image of martyrdom when done right and an absolute beast of a man immune to pain in the depictions I prefer because they’re hilarious.
Saint #5 is the most important woman in the Christian tradition – Mary, the mother of Christ. Why is she so important?
A quick look at All Saints’ Day and the phenomenon of Sainthood.
Animals and Us The personification of animals in modern wildlife documentaries is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand it makes their lives relatable to us, helps us empathise with the ups-and-downs of a wild living, helps us appreciate the wonderful, safe bubble we have built around ourselves and makes an otherwiseContinue reading “Animals as Symbols: A Lion Attacking a Stag”
We analyse chapters 12-17 of the Book of Genesis in the bible and, it’s just a whole lot of Abram/Abraham.
We cover the events of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood, all the way up to the Tower of Babel and Abram and Sarai leaving for Canaan.
I begin my journey through the English Standard Version bible with Genesis Chapters 1 to 5. In this we find out how the universe was created, how animals were created, how humans were created, why humans are rubbish, why God is worse and how it all starts going horribly wrong because of God’s lack of foresight.