Reblogged from hislivingpoetry
Thus, in the contact between urine and Jesus in Piss Christ we instinctively judge the negative to be stronger than the positive. Thus the shock. Thus the blasphemy.
But the real blasphemy just might be this: That we think urine is stronger than Christ. That we instinctively—and blasphemously—believe that the defilement of our lives is the strongest force in the universe. Stronger even than God.
It never occurs to us that Christ is stronger than the “piss” of our lives.
The way Beck ties together this subversive art piece along with the incarnation had me in tears by the end of the post. Truly beautiful.