Tuesday, October 21, 2008

tempting?

I have been working on a new photo project centered around the story of
Adam and Eve (I hate to use Wikipedia for this but it's a pretty good entry). I have not been focusing on the interpretation of the story by any one religion. There are so many interpretations out there and I don't subscribe to any one in particular. I find them interesting (and entertaining) as the stories that they are.

I was raised in the Roman Catholic church, although my father is agnostic, and I found myself stepping farther and farther away from the faith that I was raised in long before marrying my Jewish husband. I have this sense with Roman Catholicism that the church, and the world, exists in a vacuum where there is no room for other beliefs or thoughts. Perhaps this is true of all faiths - I'm not sure. I won't discuss that here since I haven't read enough to even form an opinion. I'm speaking directly on my experience with the Catholic church.

In any event, I'll be writing more about this subject but here are some initial images from this project that I am using as a stepping stone to create more. I'm also re-reading Paradise Lost. I read it almost ten years ago and I'll be revisiting it. If you've never read it, you should pick it up. It is inspiring on so many levels. I'm curious to see how I feel about it reading it as a 31 year old, mostly agnostic (I say mostly because sometimes my guilt about religion gets the best of me) woman - I was much more open to Catholicism when I was 19 years old and in college than I am now and I really tied the book directly with what I felt about Christianity at the time.











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