- Feb 28, 2008
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Is there evidence that this icon was created for the anti-infanticide campaign? Why does it matter if it was created for that? It is still an icon, and it created for a holy purpose, to help illustrate the undeniable theology fact that those are human beings in the womb and we are murdering them with abortion. The abortion issue IS a theological issue because those who say a fetus isn't a person are therefore blaspheming Christ.Michał Kalina said:I've read somewhere there is a difference between icons and icon-like paintings on other objcects like wall or vestments.88Devin12 said:You don't and can't "venerate" every icon, we offer them honor and veneration, but unless you are extremely tall, I doubt you can venerate the Pantocrator up in the dome.
It was created for that purpose.I'm simply saying that just because you use an icon in an anti-abortion campaign doesn't make it wrong,
I'd love that happen.should we stop putting photos of icons in books, calendars and cards?
We are not discussing here materials used for icons but icons being used for non-veneration actions, are we?Why not take it further and stop people from printing icons on paper? Or stop them from painting on canvas and gluing them to the walls of churches? How far do we take this somewhat extreme legalism regarding icons?What they do?Do we take it as far as the Old Believers sometimes do?
It's all the same debate, what are icons and what purpose are they for.
The Old Believers take icon "veneration" to near worship and fall into pharisaism an legalism with regard to icons and other aspects of the faith.
I've never read that there is a difference between icons on boards and icons on walls.