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God is not about his worship.

It's not about his praise, his glory, or his righteousness.

God is not about religion.

It's not about his followers, or some obscure messages from a book which claims to be his word.

It's certainly not about spreading his message through crappy wallpaper.

God is about how we live our lives. We choose to live good or bad, in anger or in peace, with open minds or closed. Our ways affect others not through our voice, but through our actions. Our god is our world by our choices.

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A Psalm on wallpaper does not spread the voice of God. It only has meaning to those who already believe what you believe.

Don't talk about God.

Let your actions be the voice of god.

watasha

16 years ago

I enjoy KDE-LOOK. I do not get to visit very often, and (not being artistically capable of creating a cool wallpaper) never bothered to post. However, I saw this horrific wallpaper and decided I had to read to find out what was up. Truthfully, with the exception of Syntruth, Flanders, and Linuster, I think you have all gone mad over this one.

This is my first visit in a long time, and I generally look at only the stuff that gets really good ratings. Thus, I had never seen any of TB's "artwork", but once I read a post telling the saga, I totally see the satirical intention behind the piece. So, the next thing that I did was look at sone of the real TB's work and read the comments on it. I must say, even as a born-again christian, I was more offended by TB than I was by this wallpaper. This is supposed to be a sight where truly talented digi-artists can show off their stuff. TB is not blessed with these gifts. I also found a very nicely done, christianity-oriented piece (I give the benefit of the doubt to the poster that he/she thought this was a place to show off your wallpaper regardless of where you got it or its copyright status). Before the community realized that it was copyrighted (and not original) material, it was received well even by those who disagreed with its message. Of course there were believers in lazy gods, " . . .name one time in histroy where god got of his fat ass and did something for us. (you know he doesn't exist right. and the worlds not flat, and the moon isn't a big star)" and a few very confused individules who can't distinguish between their own relfection, ". . .Oh wait, thats not a dung slinging primate," and a total stranger, ". . . thats a Christian." Yet, the overall response was peacable. So, I do not think the majority of this community is christian-bashers as some have suggested. I think that a man who obviously needs to pray about his actions and methods, has really pissed some people off by abusing the site simply to spread the gospel.

I know that God exists, anyone who does not should visit the beautiful places of the world and look at the amazing, complex creatures and systems of earth. Then they would see that such things were and are by design, but if your going to post wallpapers on this forum as an evangelical statement. . . They should be damn gorgeous wallpapers that someone would be proud to have and not some God-awful crap your three year-old gave your wife to put on the fridge. I think this whole thing has gone far enough and hope everyone gets back to enjoying the good submissions. The Bible I read teaches me to treat others like I want to be treated, to live peacible if possible, and (yes) to tell others. However, I ain't found a scripture that says if you tell 'em and they push you away, beat 'em over the head with it. Hmmmmmmmmmm. . . . .must be missing that page.

Tim, bud, if your out there. . .

The Bible also says that if you go into a city and preach the name of Christ and the people of the city are not hospitable, you are to come out of that city, stamp the dust of it from your feet as a curse to that city and leave the place. Hoss, I think these people are telling you to go stamp the dust off yo'r feet.

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christ

16 years ago

As a thriving Christian, I must say that I agree with the message that the wallpaper portrays.

Though, I would have used slightly different verbage, such as:

"Repent! Fuckmunch, or I will jail-rape you like the bitch that you are! I will chew out your eye balls and skull fuck you! Repent!

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daphantom

16 years ago

The question one must ask is not what, but why? Why on earth do a world community of KDE users need a wallpaper of any religion? There will always someone disgruntled about it.

Thus my point : it is unneaded, ugly, pointless crap. Honestly, is there anyone out there who would use a wallpaper looking like 3-year old scriblings, with religion bolted onto it just to get reaction? Go to a decent digi wallpaper site (ahem, digitallblasphemy) and see what is style. THIS IS NOT STYLE!!!!

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Chris308

16 years ago

How about a wallpaper making fun of Jews. We all hate the Jews, right? How about one poking fun at Islamics? Better yet, how about one making fun of Hinduism? They're a funny bunch.

Sarcasim aside, why is it that these wallpapers would all be considered crossing a line, but with Christianity it seems ok?

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Flanders

16 years ago

I think you are missing the point "browntim" is trying to make. He is obviously making fun of Tim Brown and his continuing flow of ghastly wallpapers and not of Christianity itself.

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Fri13

16 years ago

Ok... Joke is not funny anymore...

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Linuster

16 years ago

"A Psalm on wallpaper does not spread the voice of God. It only has meaning to those who already believe what you believe."

Have you actually ever read the Psalms? If not, then I suggest you start with the first. Many of them are actually quite universal, and could be applicable even for pretty much any theistic belief system if you just remove the name Yaweh. They're not filled with credal dogma like other parts of the Bible. And though Psalms may not be the voice of God, they are certain men's interpretation of that voice.

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nuxxed

16 years ago

David (the chief psalmist) prophecied about the birth, sufferings and death of Jesus, several hundred years before He was born. It is not possible that this could happen unless God gave him those words to speak. So, in a way, the psalms are the voice of God.
I agree that "mere words on a wallpaper" won't have much of an effect.
But, if you are really honest with yourselves...
why are you so annoyed over this?
If they are empty words from a book of lies then there is no need to worry because empty words will fall flat and go away.
Or is it because deep down inside you know the Bible is true and you just can't face being reminded of it?

Any man who rejects God on the basis of the imperfection of those who believe in Him is in dire danger.

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holyt

16 years ago

not sure which is more stunning. the awful quality of the 'artwork' or the fact that the persecution of christianity exists even on a website dedicated to a window manager. sad really, you must be that person that in RL has to jump in and pick fights with those that don't share your views. I pity you.

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Flanders

16 years ago

I don't think this wallpaper is about persecution of Christianity. From the style of the wallpaper (clearly based on Tim Brown's post-gradient work) and the text it is obviously a parody and criticism of the generally low quality wallpapers with biblical text that TB seems to post on a very regular basis. By doing this he is giving the impression that his main goal is not to post nice usable wallpapers but only to spread biblical texts via KDE-look. He seems to use the wallpapers as some kind of electronic flyer you sometimes get from those people who periodically knock on your door to spread "The Word" and never seem to get the message that you are not interested. Clearly some users see TB's postings as an abuse of KDE-look and are therefore critical of Tim. If Tim wasn't a Christian and did the same for some other religion he would probably have been criticised as well. (I say probably since so far those with other religions (No doubt plenty of them around)don't seem to feel the need to spread/promote their religious views through ugly, unusable wallpapers on KDE-look.)

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SynTruth

16 years ago

You must be new here.

He's not being anti-Christian, he is being vocal about a certain user (who I have not seen lately) who abused the system and basically kept trying to force his pro-Christian views by abusing the rating system and the "Updated" system of the website by keeping his wallpapers on the front page. There certainly is nothing wrong with being Faithful, but there is a problem when the over-whelming of people in a community have asked for an evangelistic behavior to stop.

I agree that this is not a place to promote either view, but in this post's case, it's a parody of one person in particular, not the faith itself. At least I did not read it that way.

And on a slightly unrelated note: KDE is not a window manager, it's a desktop enviroment. KWin in the window manager. ;)

And as I've said in other posts, at other times, I have discussed this very topic with several very Christian friends of mine, and they pretty much all agreed that spreading the gospel is fine, but that abusing a system or doing so where you have been asked to stop was inappropriate. Respect is a two-way door, and although I don't fully agree with the *this* parody, I do respect where he is coming from.

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Linuster

16 years ago

Alright, this has gone too far. KDE is not a "Window Manager." Troll! Go back to FootNotes where you belong! :-)

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xkxdxmx

16 years ago

...but why did you draw a picture of a monkey throwing feces at the Easter Bunny?

Oh wait, thats not a dung slinging primate, thats a Christian. I often confuse the two.

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tigershark

16 years ago

That is perhaps the funniest comment I have ever read here at kde-look!

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servoj98

16 years ago

And then the heavens opened and god let the clouds rain holywater upon Luke,

wait thats not rain!


obviously if there was a giant monster that kills people Luke would have died, name one time in histroy where god got of his fat ass and did something for us.


(you know he doesn't exist right. and the worlds not flat, and the moon isn't a big star)

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Linuster

16 years ago

If you were really as smart as your attitude portrays you to be, you would know that the person who made this wallpaper was not serious. They were trying to satirize the real Tim Brown.

At any rate, what is your rock-solid evidence that God does not exist?

It is not absurd to believe in a higher power. Plenty of notable intellectuals believed in God, including Newton, Jefferson, Paine, Voltaire, Darwin (!), just to name a few.

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bpopp

16 years ago

That's.. umm.. really bad. Really, really bad.

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tkeeler

16 years ago

Love the color scheme! A+

...nice message, btw.

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