Monday, December 08, 2008

Upsides of the Economic Downturn: Monday Morning Picture

This is from "A Picture Is Worth a 1000 words" Dept. I was raised Christian but over the years have become more "inclusive"--Buddhist, Korean animism, hello Guan Yin female Buddha of mercy and fertility, etc., as it says on my Facebook page. Organized religion in general gives me the willies because so many atrocities are committed in its name. Anyway, this picture of SUV worship is both funny and sad. I love Mother Nature and would be glad to see some of these behemoths go the way of the dinosaur...and I suspect The Creator would, too.

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Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times

Published: December 7, 200
PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE S.U.V.’s sat on the altar of Greater Grace Temple, a Pentecostal church in Detroit, as congregants prayed to save the auto industry

3 comments:

Susan G said...

Displaced object of worship, surely, but in truth these people's lives depend on an auto industry that has jobs for them. I hear upset talk about unions -- whose power for the benefit of the worker may have priced them out of their jobs; and about 'import cars' that are actually made in the US (in non-union shops). Americans must come down from their Hummer/SUV/high octane high and open up to real possibilities for how we can get from here to there without destroying our planet and wild places and oceans.

Green Fertility Marie said...

Oh, yes, I agree about people's lives being ruined by what's going on in Detroit--and has been for decades. But (as writer, always looking for metaphor, I guess), SUV "worship" is partly what got us in this mess in the first place, and like Palin's natural gas pipeline prayer, it's bringing God in where I think "man" needs to be accountable!

thanks for commenting! -ml

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