No, by my logic, colorblind people are blind to colors. People PERCEIVE things differently are brainwashed. Not people who have blindness. People with damaged eyes obviously see the world differently. But they aren’t sitting around claiming that their eyesight is “just as good” as everybody else’s. They know they are partially blind to colors.
The point is that there are people who choose to focus on things that cloud their perception. This isn’t some genetic defect or blindness. It’s a worldview, a way of seeing that causes them to come to the wrong conclusion.
A colorblind person will admit “I’m not sure I know what color it is, because I’m colorblind.” It’s the people who can see perfectly fine, and are influenced by lighting effects, who are brainwashed. That was one of the first things they teach you in any art class. Drawing, painting, graphic design, these are things you have to develop a skill for. How you PERCEIVE something isn’t always how it is. And you can do things like draw darker lines to make something look thicker, or draw shadows to make something look like it is far away.
Perception is easy to manipulate, and manipulating people’s perceptions is the purpose of most progressive ideology, especially the stuff that draws on Marx and Nietzsche for inspiration.
February 27, 2015 at 4:01pm
Oh my God. You totally don’t understand anything I said. It’s like talking to a parrot.
 February 27, 2015 at 11:20am
See, that’s why this story is important. You have deceived yourself into believing something that just isn’t true. It’s not white and gold. Your eyes are wrong. You chose to believe the lie because you are trusting your eyes, instead of the truth.
The solution is simple: close your eyes. You know that your eyes are wrong, and they are seeing things incorrectly. Don’t trust them. Trust the truth.
February 27, 2015 at 11:14am
You people who say this isn’t a big deal, it’s very important. It’s all about PERCEPTION.
People who perceive things a certain way are brainwashed. For example, people who see this dress as “White and Gold” are perceiving it incorrectly. They don’t perceive the truth. The way the lighting works in the picture has deceived their eyes.
This is an enormous bit of evidence as to why so many people ignore the truth: they are deceived. They see what they want to see, based on how the light catches their eyes. They don’t care if it’s true or not, they just care about being correct.
How people see things and perceive things is very important in getting the Truth out to them. Because if they are blind to the Truth, and can only see the washed out faded version, then maybe you need to take steps to correct their vision. Otherwise, they just think you’re insane.
No, different people's vision works differently. By your logic, anyone who is colorblind is brainwashed. People's interpretation of optical illusions and perception of color and even taste/smell all vary wildly. It's people who wildly speculate based on something that only exist in their mind in the first place are the real problem we have to watch out for. Colors don't actually exist in a technical sense, they are just the way our brains classify light wavelengths. For example, most people see green as a representation for light with a wavelength between 520 and 570 nm, But we all see a different green. Your red may be someone else's green, and your green may be how most of us see what we call purple.
@ myself *exists
No, by my logic, colorblind people are blind to colors. People PERCEIVE things differently are brainwashed. Not people who have blindness. People with damaged eyes obviously see the world differently. But they aren't sitting around claiming that their eyesight is "just as good" as everybody else's. They know they are partially blind to colors.
The point is that there are people who choose to focus on things that cloud their perception. This isn't some genetic defect or blindness. It's a worldview, a way of seeing that causes them to come to the wrong conclusion.
A colorblind person will admit "I'm not sure I know what color it is, because I'm colorblind." It's the people who can see perfectly fine, and are influenced by lighting effects, who are brainwashed. That was one of the first things they teach you in any art class. Drawing, painting, graphic design, these are things you have to develop a skill for. How you PERCEIVE something isn't always how it is. And you can do things like draw darker lines to make something look thicker, or draw shadows to make something look like it is far away.
Perception is easy to manipulate, and manipulating people's perceptions is the purpose of most progressive ideology, especially the stuff that draws on Marx and Nietzsche for inspiration.
February 27, 2015 at 11:07am
I don’t see how progressive ivy league university campuses are a “Christian society”. You do know that’s where Facebook was created and supported, right? That’s where it all got started: college campuses. In fact, nobody had Facebook outside of college students until like 2010.
 February 27, 2015 at 11:03am
I’m going to say the same thing the city told me when I called and complained about the noisy city garbage trucks that wake the whole neighborhood up at 5:00am.
“If it’s on the sidewalk or the streets, and it’s just somebody going about their day, doing their job, it’s not disturbing the peace.”
This woman was on the sidewalk, going about her day, doing her job. So she’s not disturbing the peace. If you don’t like it, shut your windows so you can’t hear it.
 February 27, 2015 at 10:42am
This statue is 100% blasphemy. Rather than glorifying Jesus, it is glorifying homeless people. I mean, the message here is clearly not to get people to pay attention to Jesus, or follow Jesus, it’s to get people to pay attention to the homeless.
That’s literally putting homeless people in the same category as God.
When I read Christ's words, I always remember his admonition to serve the poor and he says that by so doing, you are serving Him.
Christ is perfect and glorified because of His actions and lack of sin... and the fact that He is the son of God. If you follow His example and teachings, it is easy to see that He never rated the homeless below any other type of people. You elevate yourself by following the commandments. Part of following the commandments is helping the needy.
You make it sound like depicting Christ as being homeless is criticizing God. Depicting God in the act of sin would be blasphemy. There is nothing sinful about being homeless or sleeping on a bench.
God gave artists talent and inspiration to express his truths. I completely disagree with everything you said about this piece of art.
We should see Jesus in every person we interact with each day. This statue is a silent way of saying that. For that reason I don't want to come down on you but I will remind you of a two things:
1. "Lord when did we feed you?" "When you fed the least of my people, you fed me." (paraphrasing) and "The other greatest commandment is that you love your neighbor even as you love yourself." See Jesus in those we'd be tempted to ignore (as the statue shows) and we are loving Jesus Himself and keeping His commands. All glory to God.
2. In this secular world, does Jesus always have a home? His home should be in every heart, but many hearts reject him, no differently from rejecting the homeless. Love Him. All glory to God.
Since you entirely missed the point with this statue, let me guess, you are a radical fundamentalist that is in favor of smashing all Christian imagery and art?
What a surprise, a selfish Christian not giving a shit about homeless people.
@Blest. What is sad is that I, as an apostate, know the Bible better than you, as a practicing Christer, does. LestWeForget immediately understood the point of the sculpture.
It would have been better for you to have said nothing than to speak your piece and expose your ignorance of the Bible to all.
“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matt. 25:34-40 KJV
 February 27, 2015 at 10:36am
You do realize that you just quoted Judas Iscariot, right? If your “first thought” is the same thing that the BETRAYER OF JESUS thought about, maybe you need your mind renewed.
Try quoting Jesus from now on, not Judas.
 February 27, 2015 at 10:00am
Well, just knowing that area of the state, I’d say it probably has something to do with drugs. Meth is a huge problem in that area of the state.
 February 27, 2015 at 9:56am
I can’t wait to see what the internet does with this! It’s going to be hilarious.
If you can enter anything you want in a blank for your gender, I’m totally expecting to see things like “Transgendersaursus Rex”.
They want to quack and squawk like a bunch of animals, then treat them like animals.
Shoo them away.
 February 26, 2015 at 4:49pm
I still have no idea how this can be interpreted in any way except Martin being the aggressor.
 February 26, 2015 at 12:23pm
Even if you don’t believe the Israeli Prime Minister, at the very least you should believe Murphy’s Law. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. And a Nuclear Iran is definitely something that can go horribly, horribly wrong.
 February 26, 2015 at 12:18pm
When somebody throws an apple in your general direction…
Woo hoo! Free food.
I’M BEING OPPRESSED!
I mean, seriously, come on. Throwing food at people is a time-honored tradition, even in the theater. If somebody gets up to put on a show, and they suck, you throw fruit at them. Throwing fruit at somebody is a form of free speech. It’s also an amazing festival in Spain called La Tomatina.
Yeah, but something as hard as an apple could be deadly. Wasn't it traditionally that bad performers got tomatoes thrown at them?
Where's John Cleese when you need him... "How to defend yourself against someone holding a piece of fresh fruit!"
Who cares what was thrown? There was a time when an individual would seek out the culprit and beat his ass, and then the issue would be over without anyone else’s (students, schools, etc.) input…
I LOVE that skit!!
Is this what you meant?
 February 26, 2015 at 12:00pm
Because nobody has any evidence to prove who carried out the attacks. Nobody really knows. Muslims, especially those who are associated with Iran and Hamas, have been known to attack their own mosques in a false-flag style attack. They will vandalize their own property, accuse the Jews of doing it, and then get everybody all worked up over it.
It’s like that guy who was in jail, and then beat himself up by punching himself in the face so he could say the police brutalized him. There are hundreds of examples of false-flag jihadist attacks in the last 20 years.
 February 26, 2015 at 11:56am
Muslims all over the world have performed attacks and sabotage with the intention of framing somebody else for the crime. For example, there was a group of muslims who vandalized a church about 10 years ago in Spain, and wrote Jewish slogans to make it look like Jews had vandalized the church.
This sort of thing is called a False Flag attack, and it happens pretty regularly.
[-1] February 26, 2015 at 11:43am
It only seems reasonable to you because you haven’t thought it through. Think about it. What exactly does one actually DO while manning a “reason station”? Reasonable people are just going to ignore you and go about their day. So the only people you will attract is unreasonable people. And since unreasonable people are unreasonable by definition, you are just annoying them, and frustrating yourself.
It’s really more of an “annoyance station” than anything. Nobody actually benefits from it except the UCLA who won $100,000.00 in the lawsuit. Sounds like a scam to me.
February 26, 2015 at 11:41am
What exactly does one do at a “reason station”? A reasonable person would just ignore it to begin with. So it’s only going to attract unreasonable people. And since unreasonable people won’t be reasoned with, by definition, then there’s nothing to do but stand around.
Having a “reason station” is like trying to teach a pig how to sing: it frustrates you, and annoys the crap out of the pig.
February 26, 2015 at 11:36am
Yup. Gotta make sure we have an atheist booth next to a Christian booth. Just like we need Ku Klux Klan booths next to the Black History Month booth. Gots ta have dat neo-Nazi booth next to the Holocaust museum. Freedom of speech, beeotch. Deal with it.
February 26, 2015 at 10:33am
That’s odd. I have a life of serenity, and all those people still exist. Maybe the problem with the world isn’t these people. Maybe the problem is how you choose to react to them.