Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dallas at the Rapture


Here is an anonymous painting from the 1970s of my home town at The Rapture. I love all the cars crashing on Stemmons Freeway as the Elect are whisked away to Jesus. Check out the plane crashing into One Main Place.
Dear old Dallas, the city that welcomed the moneychangers back into the Temple and made them priests; it's where apocalyptic fundamentalism and base greed rose up and kissed each other. A huge bank account was a sign of Divine favor, while the poor agonized over what they had done to offend God and over how to redeem themselves in His eyes.

Ah memories!

Enough bad religious art for the day.

3 comments:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Catalogued under History paintings in the USA ;=)

johnieb said...

Enough of that for any day.

Kenton said...

Thanks! I was looking for this picture which used to hang in the circle grill restaurant at loop 12 and thorton. (Does it still?)

It used to freak me out big time.