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Devil May Care by pseudo-manitou Devil May Care by pseudo-manitou
If the 'conservative moral right' are indeed the kind of people that go to heaven, I'd rather spend my eternity in hell. At least there will be less hatred and hypocrisy there...
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hollow-welt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Artisan Crafter
hypocrisy
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
...wow. That took almost seven years for someone to point out. That's embarrassing. Thanks for the spell check :)
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hollow-welt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Artisan Crafter
its a weird one.
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Interesting thought. Though likely controversial.

I love how much you can do with so few colours. That happy go-lucky she-devil in the middle of the picture expresses tons with just four colours. Well done indeed.

I'm not so sure on the whole concept of hell myself. I don't know what your thoughts are, but I don't get why people who were bad once would *have* to be tortured. That just seems to be an extention of the vengeful nature of humans.

At least in my mind.
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Coelophysis Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006   Writer
I find the sentiment expressed in this piece to be just as ignorant as the 'conservative moral right' it criticizes. While I admire the art, it leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006  Professional General Artist
I think you've mistaken 'ignorant' in my statement where 'overly simplified' only applies.

This is not something I take lightly. I have seriously researched the aspects of organized religion, bigotry, and where the two cross. I have found religion not at fault. The communities that twist religion accidentally when they incorporate it into their lives are at fault -- though not so that you can blame them.

But when certain communities reject all similar forms of their religion in favor of greed, bigotry, and hostility -- there is something seriously wrong. This is the 'religious right' I speak of. I point to the recent rejection by the Christian Coalition of their president-elect Rev. Joel Hunter, for his attempts to expand the Coalition's focus to aiding the poor -- as an example. Whether or not you feel the examples I know of represent ALL of the religious right is meaningless -- it is these examples I reject, not your examples.

If you wish to discuss the foundations of my opinion in far more detail, I am more than willing.
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Coelophysis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006   Writer
I think I understand your point better now, thanks.
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dnaexmosn Featured By Owner May 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
My sense of justice is enamored of the idea that we all experience the hell and heaven that we make ourselves believe in, both in life (which I can see to be at least partially true) and in death (which I can only hope is true).
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scythekitten Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004   Writer
Everytime i click, I'm absolutely amazed!
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kerberos- Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2004
come on now, is the right wing really so evil? wouldn't you agree, each side has it's badies? the left can be just as hypocritical.

moral issues should be left to the people, not the government - I mean, should you really trust them to run your life, or visa versa?
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004  Professional General Artist
Read my comment again - there is a difference between people 'on the right', and the 'conservative moral right'. You can leave the individuals in both political spectrums behind - I've called out a specific social group who meddle in politics.

The people I speak of are religious fundamentalists who support the 'right' side of politics to the point that they condemn people of left political ideals to hell. Most political ideals on the left are meant to cease suffering, and little to do with evil. I see these fundamentalists as raising God's condemnation as a political and debating tool - which essentially equals them claiming to know everything about god, and invoking God's name simply to support arguments that they have no other logic argument for.

I've talked to fundamentalists in debate, I've also burned myself pretty severely on numerous occasions: I find fire livable, I find fundemenaltists to be insufferable.
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kerberos- Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004
ahh.

sorry that I misunderstood you, I completely understand now what you meant.
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noire-arc-en-ciel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
and about youre words...you have a wonderfull mind.
I believe in all evil, I believe in hell, it might be a nice place to live because I sometimes visit its ooen door home.
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noire-arc-en-ciel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
a very awesome picture!, love the style, movement and form.
I admire the way you use the colors.
(\ /)
(^ -^)
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emptiness Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
I was born in Hell. They have rollercoasters there. And the same pretty kitty-girls. *Purr*
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Goblinsaint Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2004
Mmmm....beautiful isn't the right word, but it's the best I can come up with. Very nice piece.
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seraphimsphoto Featured By Owner May 16, 2004   Photographer
hhehehehhehe

I wanna live in hell with her

Great art!
YOU ROCK!
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serratedangel Featured By Owner May 14, 2004
Nice, new, and really great take on the anthro business. This won't get lost in the sea of it. Awesome color (the blue draws you right to the figure) and dynamic as all getout, too. Phenom :+fav:
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yasei Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
If there is an entity who is or is not God, I'd like to think that they would be rather disappointed in us for allowing such things to happen. No matter how misled any of us are, there's no excuse for what's being done in the name of religion/patriotism in the US.

Pseudo, I love your work. Please, by all means, don't ever stop.

:orange:
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prototype-x Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004
just wondering... how'd u do the lineart? your lines are so precise, yet natural.
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n0deal Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The devil made me do it. Burn baby burn! ;)
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synnabar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
There are many reasons I love this, and not all are due to the fact that I love the imagery, design, and colors. :)
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kittybakeoven Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004   Traditional Artist
Flaming kitty! :D

Eh, sorry. Just have a small fixation on burning felines. I guess. >_>

I like this piece. :+fav:
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ChainSawMurderer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
nice piccy!! and thats how i feel too... :chainsaw:
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GoatMilk Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2004
you have no idea what it is to see a picture like this and read those words...just..thankyou
atkeast one other can see what the world seems to be so ignorant too
~kizzy
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Sinew Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
Love the lineart, very lovely :D
FAV!
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lestismitethee Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
dont listen to those hypocritical christians -.- most you hear about arent rly christians at all, the real christians are scoffing at those hypocrites...

Heaven is what you make of it - Gally
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badgercall Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
A great piece, as always...personally, I believe the militant Christians we so gladly follow here in the US are going to be quite embarrassed with themselves when they die and God tells them they've been doing it all wrong.
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WanderingFlame Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
I very much agree. The whole religion thing seems absurdly hypocritic at times. Why work at something that doesn't feel natural just to be rewarded specifically as that kind of person? It's lying to yourself, and to everyone else.
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julip Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
im in love with the fact that you have such awesome composition/color skills that the same shade of red is both figure and ground.
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nihilisticdreamer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
I want to have your children.
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OutlawLapin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
man I love demons. And I have to say - I agree with you ;). :fav:
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aribat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
this reminds me of art nouvou... but thats just me. the thick lines and stylisation and such. verry lovely, and quite true.
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morewin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
Very cool. I love your lineart style
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kahl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
Very nice...art and point. I like them both and I totally agree.
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darkparrot Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
While your skin melts off?
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004  Professional General Artist
Sure, why not - what am I going to need skin for anyway after death.
I'd rather have good company.
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darkparrot Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
How can you talk when your screaming in pain?
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badgercall Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
Perhaps a more prominent question: why does God only forgive before you die? And if God is more powerful than Satan, why does he allow Hell to even exist?
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lestismitethee Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
there is no hell. judaism has no hell, no demons, satan is actually an angel of God. christianity, which sprouted from judaism, came along and scared everybody into following it... you can thank st paul for that crap -.- - Gally
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badgercall Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
Yeah, I don't believe in hell either. I believe that god is love, and that there is no possible way he could do something so hateful.
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lestismitethee Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2004
i think that's a naive statement tho. i dont believe in hell either, but i dont think of God as predominantly good or evil... i think of God as appropriate. look into the 10 holy and 10 unholy sefirot in judaism. it's a mystical idea, but i think it's sort of what could be called 'appropriate' in the aspect of God's characteristics.

but then again... God is how you view God :) so you can think of God in any way, and as long as you consider this All-Pervading Conciousness as God, then... yeah.

okay -end ramble- :D

- Gally
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darkparrot Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
Because hell is a final punishment. Well... that answered both questions.
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badgercall Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
But why would a forgiving god sentence any sinners to eternal damnation after a mootly symbolic point in their lifetime? If we're aware of ourselves after death, what's to stop us from repenting then?
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darkparrot Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
God doesnt send people to hell, people send themselves there. People were made so that they can make their own choices, those ones who choose not to trust in God face the consequences of their decision.

"He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - John 3:18

We cant repent in hell because we had already been given the chance too, and passed it up.
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Weretiger101 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2004   Photographer
But the larger question would be 'Why do people believing in a particular god condemn others for not worshiping their diety?"
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badgercall Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
So why can't we change our minds after we die instead of before? I just don't think a god of infinite patience and love would get pissed off so badly if people don't realize they're wrong.
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