Saturday, July 31, 2010

Gambling with Beauty

Aphrodite of Rome
Not being a pagan, I appreciate pagan art in a sadly inadequate way - for its aesthetic value alone.  While the Aphrodite of Rhodes had earned first place in my goddess roster, this summer she was ousted by a weathered Aphrodite of Rome.  I suppose a good pagan might say, "Let him appreciate her; it's the first step."  It's a risk I'm willing to take (especially seeing that such beauty was ably absorbed by the religion to which I happily subscribe).

It just puzzles me why so many venture the same gamble with Christian beauty.