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NNadir

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4. No wonder self-proclaimed Christians worship him confusing him with Jesus, per Hieronymus Bosch:
Sat Feb 17, 2024, 09:14 AM
Feb 2024


Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450-1516) Table of the Seven Deadly Sins, 1505 - 1510. Oil on poplar panel. In Room 056A at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain.

The Prado text on the museum's website reads as follows:

Two banderoles, one above and the other below the central circle, contain Latin texts from Deuteronomy (32: 28-29 and 20), warning against the wages of sin. The upper banderole, between the tondos of Death and the Last Judgment, reads: Gens absq[ue] [con]silio e[st] et sine prudentia // deutro[m]y 32 [um//] utina[m] sapere[n]t [et] i[n]telligere[n]t ac novissi[m]a p[ro]videre[n]t (For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!). The lower banderole, set between Hell and Glory, reads: Absconda[m] facie[m] mea[m] ab eis: et [con]siderabo novissi[m]a eo[rum] (I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be). Man, bereft of reason, seems to have set out in unbridled pursuit of the Seven Deadly Sins. Yet all is not lost: Christ, portrayed in the innermost ring of the large central roundel, is ever alert...


I bolded the portion applying to Magats confused about the teachings of Christianity, as I understand them, not being a Christian but having been raised as one. The Magats apparently think that's Trump in the center of Bosch's painting, and since it's a painting of the Seven Deadly Sins, it might be credible to so confuse it.
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