This may be so, but the issue for me is that fundamentalist religious churches in New Zealand today, and increasingly those immigrants following Islam, still actively preach the dire consequences of blasphemy, instilling 'fear' into their followers. Families and religious communities still revile and ostracize those that speak against, or depart from religion. In this, Church's should be held accountable, their preachings go against an individual's right to freedom of expression and non-belief. They are equally culpable in the violation of 'hate speech'.
'You' preacher - soldThree main religions - Jewish, Christian, Muslim. All following the same God, yet they vehemently deny one another. With hostility. And from this, thousands upon thousands of separate denominations, all saying 'their' brand of religion is the 'true' word of God. They finger point at each other - saying 'false preacher'. The words in religious books, along with preaching...... impose judgements within the minds of followers, who in turn point their finger against those who are different, or do not fit the requirements of 'moral, good & correct'.
|Torment of evil - |
Unknowing - sold
| Oppressors Sword - $3,200 (1400x1000)|
To do mainly with 'fundamentalist' Islam belief. Enslave the soul with the word, impose judgement with the sword (com gladius imponere judicium) - latin.
Realism & 'studies'
|'Maserati 250F' commission - sold|
|Joie de Vivre - Peoples Choice Award - sold|
|Josephine's profile - Supreme Award - NFS|
Goldie 'study' - NFS
Descendent of Makareti - NFS
Napoleon over the Mount - 'study' NFS
Nichola Romney is a
descendent of George Romney - english painter
Lady Hamilton, the lover & companion of Lord
Nelson (below), and also loved passionately
by George Romney, who did numerous paintings of her.
George Romney - Famous english artist