My question marks represent mystical mystery and unknowing, whereas my exclamation marks represent the zeal of certainty.
I remember, growing up in church and in youth group, that we were always being pressured to go against the flow of the world. We were taught that the whole world hated us and persecuted us for our faith, and that we needed courage to believe, even in the face of martyrdom. Now I know where true courage is needed - in distrusting the comfort and security of propositional truth and in embracing mystery. Mystery, unknowing, and uncertainty are not steps to facts, knowing, and certainty. No! Rather, they are a way of life.
This piece is a reminder that it’s good to question collective belief, even if it results in the extra effort of swimming upstream against the flow.
This is the original in pen and ink on paper. This original comes with a letter of authenticity.
Image size: 8"x8"
It is not matted and framed.
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