this is controversial.
today, artist/blogger nakedpastor (david hayward) created a piece titled, ‘new Christ icon: “Neither” … neither male nor female’
the artwork is based upon st. paul’s exclamation in galatians 3:28 ::
‘there is neither jew nor greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in christ jesus’
the artist acknowledges that jesus was clearly a male – and as one commenter on his site suggested,
‘David is not trying to say Jesus was hermaphroditic. Jesus fully represented God in all God’s qualities, hence displaying attributes both male and female. That was a radical concept then and now as a patriachal society did not like it’s presumptions challenged.’
still, there were others who found the image offensive, even heretical.
what about you? what do you think?