Can you prove that?Rafa999 said:I once saw a first century catacomb depiction of either Jesus or Peter where the artist just copied an apollo statue and substituted something the idol was carrying for a lamb (Christian symbol) to make it more "kosher".
Regardless, so now any image of a person in a particular pose holding an object is automatically a copy of a pagan god, and is therefore idolatry? That's kind of ridiculous.
So an icon of Christ enthroned must be a ripoff of the Lincoln Memorial - they're both sitting down!
If they had cameras in the 1st century, would taking a photograph of Christ "limit" him?Rafa999 said:You make God conform to what you want him to be when you draw a picture of him.
It's all about the incarnation. God became a human. He voluntarily took his limitless self, and without compromising that limitlessness, became a limited being, subject to all realities of the flesh, including being able to be depicted. If you have a problem with that, perhaps you should take it up with God instead of iconographers.