Amazing Child Artist

Submitted by: muffinman206 9 years ago

A twelve year old paints her visions of Heaven and God. Amazing, really is.
There are 237 comments:
Female 809
great artistic ability...
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Female 943
wow.
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Female 428
I wish she would use her talent for other things BESIDES religion.
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Female 52
That was awesome.
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Male 907
It`s rediculous that some people are calling this person a mental case just because some people have this religeous PMS thing going on. IT`S A TWELVE YEAR OLD GIRL WHO IS A GREAT ARTIST FFS.
"But oh no! She`s painting Jesus and God and I`m a religously defensive prick. I must now say she is mentally unstable."
It`s like if she painted hamburgers wonderfully, and you were a vegetarian, than that must make her insane or something.
So are we mature enough to look at a perspective of Jesus or God without having a period? Honestly! B-|
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Male 876
Wow... But I doubt she painted that.
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Female 231
im jelous of her
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Male 87
^^^I agree. really inspiring.

oh and btw, i believe that God takes whatever image he chooses, if he chooses to reveal himself to her in a certain form (white/black/green, etc, that is what he chooses, and we are in no position to question what He does.

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Female 36
That`s amazing coming from a child of an athiest. Truly inspiring.
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Female 15
Uuuuhhh. No one is BORN with this much faith. Sure, she may have been an amazing artist, and have a good imagination, but something, OR SOMEONE... had to fill her head with all of this religous crap. A relative? A tv program? She sounds like a drating preacher.
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Female 126
Umm... That`s not what God or Jesus looked like! She`s a brainwashed little mental case.

If I could meet her, I wouldn`t.

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Female 169
Incredible...Simply amazing...And I`m not afraid to speak of religion. I think her faith is just as wonderful as her art, it`s so rare to see younger kids believing in God. I am a Christian, of no particular branch and I applaud this girl for making her faith known and showing it through her artwork.
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Female 1,470
That is so amazing! Very beautiful in every way :D
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Female 920
Loved it.
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Male 155
She is an AMAZING artist. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Stop the whole religious debate. Nobody will ever agree as a collective when it comes to that stuff, so your all just wasting "typed words."

:)

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Female 56
Wow, it just amazes me that people are so threatened by either her talent or her religion that they think they have to go off into tangents about historical inaccuracy and whatnot. Inaccurate as it may be, in America, Jesus has always been painted, drawn and represented as being white. A twelve-year-old little girl who *might* have seen a few american drawings of him isn`t going to make the connection that he was hebrew, and anyone who picks on her for that has impossibly high standards. And I kind of thought people were past the dark ages of firing random, convoluted insults at everyone who didn`t agree with them.
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Female 8
She`s amazing.And I liked her poetry too! in her website when i saw the drawings she made at 4 and 5 years old...she drew even better than me and most people i know!:0 when she gets older i dont doubt shes gonna be the greatest artist of our time..if she keeps improving each day,i cant imagine how great she`ll be when she`s 30 or 40 years old.
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Female 243
weeeeeird
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Female 23
She`s a good artist, but I can`t help but wonder if the whole thing is a set up. The whole story about her mother being an atheist, the visions from god, and all of that could just be made up to make the whole story sound more appealing in order to make money. Lots of celebrities have completely fictional personas and life stories (and she`s definitely a celebrity. She`s making millions from her paintings, and she`s been on tv tons of time).

I`m an atheist, but I don`t think religion is such a bad thing. I think it`s beautiful when it inspires people to do good things and be better people and brings happiness to their lives. But when it is used for greed and hate, that`s when it bothers me. I don`t think it hurts anything that she`s attributing her painting to visions of god and Jesus, but I don`t believe a word of it.

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Female 222
hmm... those are some damm good paints she`s using to be so vividly colored. Idk if I believe this.
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Male 1,024
2 words: Photo Shopped.

no, amazing, really.

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Female 131
` And her mother is an atheist? I could almost hear God say, "Take that, Bitch.", through the screen.`

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

funny funny.

Well, she has talent. I won`t start on religion, I`m agnostic, but hey. Not bad for a a 12-year-old

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Male 187
everyone saying god is black/white or looks a certain way is a complete dumbass...how can god look a certain way when he isnt even HUMAN!? let alone anything tangible??? hes an omnipotent entity thats all we know coz trying to comprehend his being is like an ant trying to comprehend human society. when the bible says god made man in his image, it means that he gave us qualities which god himself possesses such as emotions and the ability to love and empathy and stuff like that; things which animals are lacking coz they weren`t made in the image of god. so yea. btw, lets all just appreciate this girl and her art and screw religion in this message board coz even tho im a christian im not gonna say im right and u atheists are wrong coz that wont do us any good. peace.
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Female 207
I`m still waiting for my damned water to turn into wine... Is there a particular brand needed? Or tap water?
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Female 223
I`m seriously bothered by how many of the commenters seem to thenk hebrew people look like.. i`m hebrew, i`m very very light skinned and have a small nose. don`t be nazi`s ya`ll.

as for the kid- amazing artist no doubt, but if I were her mother I`d probably get her examined cause I think she might be schizophrenic (as many great artists are). not because I don`t believe in god, but because I don`t think he`s talking to her to give her the power to draw. god wouldn`t go around speaking to certain people, I don`t think so anyways.. I might be wrong.

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Female 3
wow. people should really stop being jealous over an amazing talent. i wanna see you draw like that.

oh yes. that`s right. YOU CANT.

;)

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Male 601
god isnt real hes a comfort blanket for the weak to cover themselves with
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Female 82
wow, that`s amazing. those are some beautiful paintings!!
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Male 1,704
jesus was black.
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Male 46
There`s a very very very thin line between being a prodigious kid and a complete non-nice individual ans/or mental disordered with special painting abilities; she crossed the line long long time ago, and she`s not coming back...
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Female 670
I didn`t finish watching it. Did she sound stoned that whole time to anyone else?
Nice paintings. I don`t think Jesus really looked like that, though.
Mmkay, for all those who are going to be like "How can you say he looked like a typical Jew?"
Well, if you`ve actually read the bible, you would`ve read that bit about the Samaratain woman who immediately recognized Jesus as being Jewish, and was surprised that he was speaking to her, in that he was male and obviously of Jewish descent. And yes, at that time, most Jewish people looked like `typical Jews`, because of where they were from, who they had children with, etc.
Theology paid off! Woot!
If she is happy thinking that her images are coming from a divine being, let `er be. I`ll just believe she`s a tad bit, er, I dunno. It had something to do with her sounding stoned the whole time...
or is that because I`m stoned?
... god damn it.
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Female 223
I`m seriously bothered by how many of the commenters seem to thenk hebrew people look like.. i`m hebrew, i`m very very light skinned and have a small nose. don`t be nazi`s ya`ll.

as for the kid- amazing artist no doubt, but if I were her mother I`d probably get her examined cause I think she might be schizophrenic (as many great artists are). not because I don`t believe in god, but because I don`t think he`s talking to her to give her the power to draw. god wouldn`t go around speaking to certain people, I don`t think so anyways.. I might be wrong.

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Female 340
wow. that`s intense
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Female 584
God may look like a Hebrew, or he may be a white guy, but we all have different opinions about him. Some believe he doesn`t exist. I believe he does, but this girl has more faith than myself and my parents put together.
As for her talent...wow.
The painting she was working on, the one that looked like loads of planets, was freaking wowsers.
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Female 61
I really dont like her work. Her fiugres seem flat, and she has a impressionism-like brush stroke that really takes away from the subjects. These look like those pictures you find on cheap calenders. Some even lok a little like those Ralph Lauren animals that were so hip in the 90s.I think she just has a great eye for detail and decent hand-eye control. I hope her early gifts don`t stop her from learning some already proven techniques, it would be terrible to waste that sort of devotion to art.
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Female 37
why is it when someone has talent or finds inspiration in their personal faith, many people automatically delcare that person is on drugs or has a mental disorder? or they immediately state that a person`s own individaul beliefs are wrong just because they believe something differently from someone else?

these are amazing patinings

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Male 528
wow i bet everyone at her school hates her now
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Female 27
LOL and I thought I could paint!

The paintings are amazing, but I don`t think God talks to her though.

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Female 181
I like her paintings, but the visions from god.. I dunno.
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Male 319
Wow, I can`t believe all the hostility being tossed around over the subject matter. Actually, I can because people tend to take one vocal extreme or the other over this particular issue.

Look, it`s really this simple. If a person choices to believe in something, ANYTHING for that matter, and they are doing it for the right reasons, as long as it`s not hurting anyone, what`s the big deal? If people refuse to believe but keep an open-mind, that`s completely cool as well.

Personally, I consider myself a smart person. I "get" how the world works and have a good grasp on various fields of study from geography, natural history, astrophysics, sociology, and theology. I don`t think anyone who knows me would ever label me as an ignoramus, and yet I believe in God. Maybe not in the same way that most people do, but it`s a belief nonetheless.

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Female 86
ahahahaha no i dont think so
Infor for the girls mom : Your child is on some very heavy drugs, put her in rehab
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Male 901
I think you can safely say that all jews do not have big noses. However, NO jew looks an Englishman.
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Male 161
And I suppose I should comment on the painting...God I wish I could paint like that. The best I can do is paint little blotchy stick figures in grass.
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Male 161
I believe that we should force natural selection on people that have a terminal illness, because after all, God obviously does not want them to be alive anymore. So if you know somebody with AIDS, do the right thing and feed them a potassium cyanide capsule while they are sleeping. It`s what Jesus would do.
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Female 364
this girl is amazing, and i LOVE that she is so confident in her faith:)

and just because i dont follow the same faith as her, and dont necessarily believe the same thigns as her, doesnt mean i dont approve of what shes doing.

you people disgust me with your outright dismissal of anything higher than ourselvs. have YOU been there? have you SEEN god, or SEEN that there is NO god?

NO.

so stop being ignorant dumbasses and insulting other peoples beliefs.
if you dont belive in a `higher power` then fine. but thats no need to go crapping over soemone elses.

``OMG YOU IDIOTZ DERZ NO GOD GETALYF!!!11!111!!!``
is NOT the way to get your damn point across.

^^

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Male 10,440
^ lol your post is hilarious ^

seriously though, this kid probably has one of those wild forms of autism where your really tallented in some way...

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Female 1
Its sad to see so many people are so hostile towards God. God is alive! to deny him is like to deny that the sun rises and sets! God does use people in many strange and different ways. This girl seems she has been inspired by God, but we are not to judge. Only God can give us discernment whether this a fraud or the truth.
I feel sorry for athesists, don`t you have sad meaningless lives? What do you live for? yourself? At least as a christian or a believer your aspiring to something, you have faith in something. You have the knowledge that God will always be with you. People shun christianity because they are afraid, afriad that it could be true(and it is!!). People dont want to be restriced, to be told what their doing is wrong. But i`d rather know the truth with God and do the right thing. And a life with God is so amazing!! he always is there for me in the hard times, if only i could show you the way God has been there for me!he has blessed me with more than i could ever imag
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Female 34
Wow. That is truly amazing. I have a feeling we`re going to see much more of her in the future. Can anyone say Picasso?
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Female 207
"wow it is really depressing to read all these comments about how people "won`t comment on the religion part"...it`s sad how many people don`t believe in God anymore."

So, what are "spirits", "ghosts", whatever made of? Where`s "Heaven"? How old is "God"? I`m interested in the whole rib-human-making thing, could someone show it to me? Or even better - turning water into wine. Yay...

Anyways, fantastic painting skills.

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Male 140
to anyone who thinks this is crappy you suck! ,,|,,
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Female 94
i wish i could paint...
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Male 902
Jesus? lol
Fine be that way f*ckrag. later
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Male 336
jesus christ you are a drating dumbass.
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Male 902
No, I don`t think you`re capable of thought, good sir. It`s been a somewhat enjoyable mindf*ck speaking with you though. I`m going to try to leave this on a good note, and a little help would be appreciated. K?
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Male 336
funny I was thinking the same thing.
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Male 902
I can honestly say I had a chat with stupidity today.....

Wonder how many people can say that.

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Male 336
well if you didn`t give a drat you wouldn`t be arguing with me, anyways I forgive you. Leave me alone.
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Male 902
razordragon
Male, 13-17, Canada
24 Posts Friday, March 09, 2007 11:09:02 PM
Friday, March 09, 2007 5:29:05 AM
"If she claimed that her cat was talking to her and gave her the power to paint the pictures, wouldn`t people be saying she was insane? Why is it somehow different when it`s `God` doing the talking?"
God, in this sense anyways, is the omnipotent creator of all things. Thats what makes it more impressive than conversing with a cat.

God is not omnipotent either...
God is not omnipotent either...
God is not omnipotent either...
God is not omnipotent either...

That is the sh*t you are wrong about. Are you so thick you can`t remember what started this..this...whatever the hell this is? I could give a f*ck less what you believe. Quit trying to be a martyr.

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Female 108
wow it is really depressing to read all these comments about how people "won`t comment on the religion part"...it`s sad how many people don`t believe in God anymore.

this girl is amazing though, seriously...especially coming from another artist, she is incredibly talented and obv. God has given her a great gift.

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Male 336
way to go hypocrite.
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Male 902
point?
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Male 336
HylianNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
114 Posts Saturday, March 10, 2007 12:21:44 AM I never called you wrong in your beliefs. I don`t care about what you believe. You called me wrong just so you could piggyback some emo sh*t onto it. Can you really not think of any reason that would bother me besides the `OMG HEEZ A JEEBUSFREEK!!1!` excuse? If not I fear for everyone you speak with.

HylianNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
114 Posts Saturday, March 10, 2007 12:30:26 AM
Yeah, sorry. You`re still wrong though.

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Male 902
Yeah, sorry. You`re still wrong though.
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Male 336
calm down.
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Female 184
Such talent.
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Male 902
I never called you wrong in your beliefs. I don`t care about what you believe. You called me wrong just so you could piggyback some emo sh*t onto it. Can you really not think of any reason that would bother me besides the `OMG HEEZ A JEEBUSFREEK!!1!` excuse? If not I fear for everyone you speak with.
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Male 2,216
mikallang you have some weird problems! My point is that I admire how talented she is artistically, but I lose respect for her following that by claiming they`re visions of Jesus, God, and Heaven. I find that stupid.
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Female 1,492
Wouldn`t it be so wonderful to have faith like hers? I struggled for so long with my faith. I`ve always had faith in God, just didn`t have faith in myself. Never thought I was worthy. Never thought I was good enough. That was one of the most inspiring things I`ve seen in a long, long time..
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Male 336
let me believe what i want to believe, but don`t call me wrong just because you believe in something else. k thanks.
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Male 902
Condescending, nice. I`m not defending religion, f*ckrag. You called me wrong so you could sound emo because you`re bitter at religion for some reason.
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Female 601
Wow, does it really matter that much? The same people who are bothered by people shoving religion down their throats (and obviously think it`s bullcrap) are doing the exact same thing back at the religious people. Hypocritical much? o_o

The girl is an amazing artist, no matter where she says her talent came from. End of story.

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Male 336
believe what you want to believe.
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Male 902
I don`t care what you are `impling`, god and omnipotent are essentially synonyms. Your simple trendy opinion does not change that sh*t.
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Female 39
i think that all of the discussion is kinda pointless...nobody`s opinion is going to be changed on here, clearly that point has been made. why can`t you just accept the fact that this 12-year-old girl (or however old she is now) paints gorgeous pictures and she thinks they`re from God? not impossible. i`ll say that much.
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Male 336
I`m impling that there is no god who is pulling the strings.
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Female 2,552
It`s sad that we don`t hear about more people like this. Instead, we care about Brittney shaving her head. Woop-dee-doo.
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Male 16
This girl is blessed by God.
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Male 902
om·nip·o·tent (ŏm-nĭp`ə-tənt) pronunciation
adj.

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful

Do you think before you spew bullpoo?

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Male 336
Friday, March 09, 2007 5:29:05 AM
"If she claimed that her cat was talking to her and gave her the power to paint the pictures, wouldn`t people be saying she was insane? Why is it somehow different when it`s `God` doing the talking?"
God, in this sense anyways, is the omnipotent creator of all things. Thats what makes it more impressive than conversing with a cat.

God is not omnipotent either...

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Male 18
First, my gut. Then my analytical.
This kid has something, enlightment, talent, i don`t know. But it`s sure as heck something. Her art and story was comforting in a way. I can only see this being interprited as so.

Analytical me now: This girl is talented, but suggesting she wasn`t exposed to god, even in an athiest household is ridiculous. Especially if she called god god. God is an English word, it doesn`t have true religious meaning. I can see Christians using this as proof of their god, but her initial pictures were not Christian in nature. The suggestion this is a mericle from god to show this family the light also seems ridiculous, as there are thousands, probably more worthy left in the dark. If there was a higher purpose behind this, it seems to be a ridiculous cause. Using her talent to further a specific religious cause seems stupid.

However, I`m sure christianity has already converted someone that believes in god to someone that specifically worships yahwe

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Male 62
god this and god that why the F U C K will god give like a young child (if god is real) next thing 12 year old flying besides if "god" is real wouldnt he give her the power to paint hell? that would be more afective?
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Male 131
I`m kinda iffed on this whole god thing.

One the other hand, when she hits puberty, I really want to know what happens to her art o.O

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Male 29
As an atheist, I still say that her paintings are very nice and probably inspirational for a lot of people, which is a GOOD thing. As long as they don`t use her as "proof of God`s existence" or something...
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Female 2,084
wow. that`s amazing.
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Male 602
"I heard jesus was an alien. He was actually purple. But other than that he looked exactly like the picture above."

You mean like this?

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Female 601
Now I feel even more art-retarded. Gee, thanks.

Really amazing, though.

And whathappend5, if not religion, it would be something else. Like whether or not the links of this site were purple or lavender. I think they`re lavender.

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Male 104
we need to stop posting anything that could even have a teenie weenie bit of anything to do with religion on here, because people start flaming
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Female 2,695
am i the only one who laughed when they saw this? ..although she`s got skillz, yo.
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Female 576
This is amazing.
And it`s even more amazing how God used this little girl to save her family.
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Male 3
So, SushiPillow, showing how an ethnic group actually looked is considered being a bigot? *snort*

Hebrew may be considered primarily a language today, but 2000 years ago there was a distinct ethnic group known as Hebrews in the region of modern-day Isreal, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.

The image was made some years ago by British and Israeli scholars from the reconstruction of the skull of a Jewish man who lived in the 1st century in the same region that Jesus would have lived. That is most likely how Christ, if he indeed was a real person, would have looked. He would have shared many of the same features as the face I posted.

That is what the people who inhabited that region 2000 years ago actually looked. Deal with it.

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Female 110
Does anyone else think that this girl`s wonderful gift might be from Austism?
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Male 70
Jk ppl... Jk
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Male 70
Photoshopped!
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Male 104
they make her seem crazy!
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Female 80
the paintings are very well done, and by someone that young! wow. i just wish she could drop the religious part..

Clayboy, jeez that must be jesus`s twin or something!

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Male 949
ObsidianB, Stfu. You`re an non-nice individual. Those paintings are truly beautiful. She, I guarantee, is going to be as famous as Van Gogh a hundred years from now.
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Female 1,007
What`s wrong with Jesus`s hair?

That was supposed to be Jesus, right?

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Male 734
It`s impressive art, to be sure. But religious hallucinations have be going on for thousands of years, she`s only different because she doesn`t need mushrooms to have them.
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Female 1,407
All religion aside, her paintings and choice of colors are undeniably beautiful.
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Male 506
She was on Opera :D And she was really good my fav was that picture of the horse in the snowy woods. Great artist
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Male 902
We don`t, and any of us that aren`t stupid don`t care. Only the retard tries to convince a Christian that there is no god. Only the retard tries to make a cynic believe the unbelievable. Everyone who has said that this girls art is better or worse just for being religious in nature is a complete retard. This is fact.
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Male 650
"Her work is extraordinary and so beautiful, but I find it a bit disturbing that in her paintings, G-d looks like 1970`s Kenny Loggins!"

^^ Tell me about it.

I think her mom subjected her to too much Kenny Loggins that she`s got the whole God thing backwards.

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Male 143
She keeps saying that is her vision of God. Jesus(which is considered a different yet the same person(dont ask took me awhile to get it)) could have looked like a Hebrew. The blond haired blue eyed is probably not true, but I wasnt alive then so how do we really know?
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Male 593
Amazing skills, even more knowing she is self-taught. And 12.
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Female 2,027
yeh watever...a 9 yr old can`t be that good.
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Female 316
Her work is extraordinary and so beautiful, but I find it a bit disturbing that in her paintings, G-d looks like 1970`s Kenny Loggins!
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Female 81
"Wow. And her mother is an atheist? I could almost hear God say, "Take that, Bitch.", through the screen."

LOL

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Male 280
woah, i never really liked this kind of artwork but she is effing amazing!
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Male 1
"I believe that everyone has the right to their own religion, be it Hindu, Jewish or Muslim. I believe there are infinite paths to accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior."
- Stephen Colbert
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Female 26
I would give anything to be able to paint like her.
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Male 743
she is good...i admit that...however...every child expieriences a dream of the heavens of some kind.she knows how to paint.whoopey.
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Male 1
Awesome work by this girl, she is very talented. I think its crazy how people quickly look past this fact and argue about how she portrays God, key word being portray. If God created everything, then that means He created our definitions of the world around us too. Its very funny to think that people would actually contest that God looks a certain way, when in reality, no comparison in this universe could possible describe what God looks like. Keep in mind, the idea of anything even possessing a look or image is a definition or `concept` originally defined by God. You could illustrate this idea with the relationship between a normal computer and a person. If a computer, created by people, attempted to describe what a person looked like, it might spit out a few thousand or million lines of code. As a human, we would laugh at the pathetic comparison, but would also understand that we didn`t create the computer to understand that. Religious? Yes, but its only my perspective, nevertheless.
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Male 239
And people say I draw good for my age? Her work is better than half the stuff I see at art shows and stuff. Hooray for her!
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Male 2,216
So... Jesus is a white American from the 1980s and Heaven is an English Country Garden? ...right.

Very Westernised and unrealistic images, but hey Judeo-Christian Mythological Characters Im sure are open to impersonation.

She thinks Jesus looks like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:ST-TN...

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Male 42
you guys are annoying with ur pouting of someone saying god. get over it. apparently dieing and nothing happening is a happy thought to you... stop pouting over religion and keep ur things to urself

^.^ ehem just one thing... go catholosism

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Male 561
Her painting`s are the best work i have ever seen in my entire life

and im not wasting my time on the religion argument its none of anyones fu(king business what i believe I dont take opionions i look for answers

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Male 2,781
AWESOME PAINTINGS BTW* BADASS TALENT
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Male 2,781
THANK GOD I WORSHIP SATAN
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Female 1,395
^ ffs...i dont know why i bother. I`ll stop. Goodbyee...byeeeeeeeeeee
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Female 106
"lol. its like an advert for christianity"

First thing that came to my mind. Her paintings are gorgeous but I do think they are tryng to advertise christianity

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Female 1,395
...when did being a small minded, ill informed and arrogant `athiest` prick suddenly become cool? and how many of you people who dont believe in a divine supernatural being believe in ghosts...or bad and good luck...or telepathy...or intuition...or karma...or fate or destiny...or horoscopes or a million and other things that arent logical or scientifically proven? we all have belief systems and sets of rules and world views and rituals that are illogical and are forms of personal `religions` in them selves; we join them every day...every time we make a choice. I cannot stand it when smug little idiots decide that being a so called `Atheist` somehow entitles them to claim the high ground when often, if you dig a little deeper you discover they are so lazy-minded and stupidly complacent that if they ever DID find them selves on the high ground their dizzy little heads would overwhelm them so completely that the the natural order of things would be restored pretty satisfyingly sharpish.
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Female 1,463
woooow
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Male 559
wow, very impressive art especially since she`s twelve
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Male 315
...wow. Amazing.
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Female 165
What a creepy child. Talented, but creepy. What`s up with the way she talks?
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Female 25
This is ancient!! She was on...wait for it...Oprah before...but of course!! She is obviously incrediably talented but I find her faith a little bit freaky! She talked in an almost creapy serene way! Good luck to her but Im always wary of extremes in faith on either end of the spectrum. You can be spiritual without equating everything to a organised religious perspective....Ive read alot about her through her website. She writes poetry as well. The best thing about this clip was that I now know how to pronounce her name...its pretty!
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Male 192
My Firefox spell checker picks up the metephorical misspelling of metaphorical... Why didn`t yours? That red line is a hint, you know, lol

Yeah... that was kind of funny. Spot on, for sure

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Male 902
"Yeah that`s spelled right, my firefox has a spell check so I`m always spot on.

ps. coco can suck my di--. My metephorical one that is"

Sorry, but I found this f*cking hilarious.

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Female 799
Wow, I wish I could paint like that.
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Male 28
You people are so ignorant
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Female 1,784
I posted her website on here a long time ago.
I guess I will post it again for you newbies
http://www.artakiane.com/home.htm
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Female 101
replace e with a. f**k oh well, I`m high as hell right now.
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Female 101
Yeah that`s spelled right, my firefox has a spell check so I`m always spot on.

ps. coco can suck my di--. My metephorical one that is. *wink wink*

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Male 25
She`s good only when you consider that she is 12. Her technique is above average, but paintings of horses and flowers surrounded in unrealistic light and green pastures would hardly be considered good art by any standard that mattered. Some of her figures are actually pretty terrible.
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Male 192
ear defining? Is that spelled wrong, or should I actually look up a definition? -And you`re hot.
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Female 228
her voice is annoying.
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Male 192
But... I must say that I can`t stand her voice. Like most stuck up artist who sound like they think they are better than everyone else... although, she probably is better than most of us, heh. You can hear it most with the first thing she says. "*sigh* This painting is called Father Forgiven..." - But she sounds like that the whole time.

Still like her, though.

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Female 101
"I`ll stop."

great you really should. Your ear defining just by reading your post.

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Male 192
I`ve seen quite a few people saying this link is old, and she must be 18 or so by now... Look her up, if you must. She was born on July 9, 1994. Her name is spelled Akiane Kramarik. I`m sure there is a Wikipedia entry about her, but as I always say, I won`t trust Wikipedia. Just look it up. I am an atheist, but I admit, this girl is absolutely inspiring. I can`t say whether or not she is spiritually gifted or not. I can`t say whether or not God or Jesus ever existed. I also won`t be like most of the people who`s comments I have read here and try to claim I do and that she must be retarded. I just don`t believe.

Depending on how it is used, religion can be a good thing. Like threatening kids with being good, or no Santa Claus, eh?

I`ll stop.

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Female 101
God you f**king ignorant idiots. You know I`m not one to shove religion down people`s throats, but when I hear dumba** f**king replys like "well god aint real but nice paintings", it pisses me the f**k off. This kid, who`s ONLY 12 is doing masterpieces, Look at her mom, she looks like an inbred retard, there is no way in h*ll that she got that way through her genes. Yeah a**holes, think again before sticking your head up your a**.
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Male 182
who cares about her painting God and it not being accurate blah blah the thing is, she paints fantastic and let`s see all the whining bitches try and paint stuff like that with the same amount of talent.

and i agree with what snufkin said. she may have some type of disorder or something that causes her to have that much talent... they should check her out.

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Male 128
she`s artistic, but not spiritually gifted.
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Male 576
I like to picture god on stage singing "We will, we will, rock you" and I`m in the front row and I`m hammered like whooooooaaaaaayyyyhhaaaaa booooieeeeeee
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Female 1,403
Uhm, she`s good and all, but in that one picture with God`s hands up in the air, it kind of looked like he had a mullet.
And her landscapes were kind of Bob Ross.
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Male 302
She`s hot.
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Male 1
I wouldn`t exactly call the painting that of a "white" man. I have seen Afghanis, Persians, Arabs, and yes Jews, who look similar to the painting. Sure, it`s not the "typical" image of a middle easterner, but the painting may be well be meant to combine the features of many races.
And like one poster stated, "it`s her version". That is what one could expect when God visits them in a dream. I`m sure God doesn`t "look" like any one of us.
Nice painting young lady, keep up the inspiration. God Bless
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Male 902
Popeye as god would f*cking rock. The more I think about it the better it looks.
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Female 171
Lots of people have said that she probably has a disorder of sorts.
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Male 1,496
Religion is gay, nuf said.
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Male 125
Her paintings are quite impressive, but I find it alarming that no one around her seems to be questioning the cause of her visions. All sorts of brain disorders can cause visions, including epilepsy and schizophrenia: her mother is apparently ignoring those possibilites, instead attributing them to divine inspiration (fitting in a religious conversion along the way). That`s dangerous and irresponsible--although it`s also true that treating the visions would probably also remove much of the girl`s exceptional talent.
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Female 235
I`m astounded! How on EARTH...?

She has incredible skill. It makes me feel like I should give up trying XD

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Male 221
she should get her brain checked out... "We need faith" tch... faith... we spend our wholes lives believing in a VISION... well okay.. what do i do when that little voice in my head says "kill everyone" do i go out and start killing people.. but when i get caught.. i say "god did it" stupid bitch
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Female 97
I think she`s an amazing artist. I wish I could paint like that, I had to use pastels in my art final because I`m so bad with paints. :D
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Male 393
I`d like God to look like popeye. That`d be a shock at the pearly gates wouldn`t it. `So`s yous been a naughty boy ug ug ug ug`
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Male 26
I`m not a religous man...but why wouldn;t God visit her, looking like what SHE would expect god to look like? If I were black and god came to me, wouldn`t he come to me looking like a black man? We are all created in god`s image according to catholicism, so if I was say Asian, wouldn`t god look asian? Remember, she said her paintings were of God, not Jesus. And god had no coporeal form, he is a being. IF God came to me, I`d expect him to be white, cuz I am white and was raised that he is also white as far as icons go. That`s just my take on 12 years of catholic school talking. I don`t really believe in god, I`d probably be more of a Deist. Meaning God made the world but lets it unfold on its own, not affecting any aspect of it. He`s there, but he`s just observing. But yea. We all KNOW Jesus would look middle eastern, not gonna stop us from seeing him as our own race in visions. If God came to me I`d want him to look like my race too, easier to associate with him.
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Female 243
:-O Holy flying poo that is awsome!
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Female 1,412
haha..that is frickin brilliant.
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Male 393
OOOOH, witch hunts. Oh yes, i `cry witch` all the time. Just last week i got my neighbour burned at the stake for mowing his lawn with a mower that.....HOVERED! If that isn`t witchcraft then i dont know what is.
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Female 419
Religion, pfft.
She is a really good painter though.
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Male 902
Salem witch hunts. BURN HERR!!!one!11!eleventy!
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Female 144
God doesn`t have a race.
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Female 144
"am i like the only one who found this really creepy?"

No. I thought it was creepy, too.

"God is white. Nuff said."

Um. WTF?

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Male 393
I`ve heard of crying wolf. Does that help?
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Female 85
I just wish she wasn`t so annoying :-(
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Male 393
I dont know what that means. I think you`ve made that up. But i probably do it anyway.
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Male 902
Cry witch much, sprink?
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Male 393
FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAK. They should either lock her in the cellar or sell her to a travelling band of gypsies who run a circus................ then burn the paintings.
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Male 967
Gifted child. `nuff said.
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Male 234
Heh, this is amazing :/ I was still drawing stick figures at age 9, lol?

Btw, quit crying about religions etc., it`s useless. Science vs. Religion has been an endless fight for centuries.

Just believe what you want to believe. -____-;

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Male 70
siiiiigh God is STILL a bearded white man?
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Female 354
She`s an amazingly artistic person. :) I hope she gets better.

Her religious ideals are a little odd, though. That`s probably because, like they said in the video, faith was never actually discussed in their home.

Did anyone else notice she seemed really spaced out and distant?

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Male 88
What a little freak.
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Male 393
I always saw God as a one legged, piss*d up scotchman. Does that make me weird?
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Male 242
She made me think of Van Gogh.
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Male 3
It`s good to finally know with certainty that Jesus was white. I mean, she has seen him...
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Male 318
lol
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Male 632
I once met jeebus in my dreams. He was asian and was speaking oriental language to me. Oh and I kicked him in the nuts and gave him the middle finger too. I should go paint that now.

Anyways this girl is dellusional and probably has some mental illness (Refer to one of the links posted here couple of days ago).

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Male 2,005
she`s good at painting, but her choice of paintings about that guy god, well, i dont know but he looks to good to be "god", to me god sounds like a deamon who feasts on sins
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Female 1,025
God is white. Nuff said.


OO, also, shes realli good.

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Male 105
am i like the only one who found this really creepy?
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Male 160
just to let you all know the guy said that her mother WAS an atheist.(Sp?) I believe she isnt now, after her daughter started painting.

I like the line "lets not start a religious debate" and then the person goes ahead and gives their view. Nice one. ;)

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Female 1,395
Its not my taste but thats impressive for a self taught 12 year old...its hard not to be a little suspicious.
Is she drawing God or Jesus there? and either way...why the big chin?
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Male 139
Wow she`s an amazing fantasy artist. Now I wonder if she can paint REAL things.
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Male 24
MagicPaul:
I`m not an atheist if that`s what you think. I just thought ObsidianD`s was being a bigot.
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Male 60
arrgh! loony with a brush!
hehe, religion is certainly a delicate subject.
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Male 2,372
Wow. So vivid were her visions that her mother went from being an atheist to believing strongly in God! Now there`s a positive story.
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Female 319
I want to paint like her :( I try and I try, but nothing comes out :( I hate myself for that.
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Male 260
Good paintings, but god don`t exist; her mom had the right idea.
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Male 651
And sushipillow. you`re kinda contradicting yourself there: taking a swipe at religion then saying, "lets not start a religious debate." Better to say nothing than be a dickhead.
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Male 651
The picture that was used was reconstructed from the skull of a 1st Century Palestinian Jew. Nothing more. That`s not to say that that was what Jesus looked was like, it doesn`t even prove that that is what all 1st Century Palestinian Jews looked like. It`s simply an anthropological excercise, nothing more. Chill out. As for the girl... very talented.
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Male 24
In my opinion, Jesus looked like this:

But let`s not start a religious debate, they`re pointless.
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Male 916
Thin lips are only useful in cold regions.
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Male 536
"The lord said to Moses, all the Jews shall have big noses"

hmmm... i think i missed that lesson. though i was there when a lad tried to convince our sub teacher that the disciples were a football teM.. that was an interesting debate

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Male 381
Why do people post religious stuff? it always turns into a fight. As an Athiest I don`t realy give a rats a$$.

Lifes a game so play it well, you make your own heven and dig your own hell

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Male 988
like Isaac from Heroes!
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Male 82
You generation of vipers. To all who don`t believe, I hope you enjoy the tribulation. Live it up while you`re here, it`s the only chance you will have.
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Female 1,001
"2.Why do you assume that ALL Jews have big noses"

The lord said to Moses, all the Jews shall have big noses

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Male 24
ear each time in a different form, not always as a "comical" stereotypical Jew.

4.Just because you`re jealous of the talent that girl has, doesn`t mean she is mentally ill and delusional. It means you`re a pathetic loser who asserts his superiority above others with skills he doesn`t have by degrading them. It`s like when second-graders insult each other and call each other "retards" out of jealousy, just you used a fancier word.

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Male 24
"*snort* You`d think that if God were sending someone visions of Jesus, that the visions would look like, oh I dunno, A HEBREW, rather than a 20-something year-old white guy.

This is what Jesus would most likely have looked like, as would any Hebrew:

It`s hardly "amazing" or "impressive". It`s just historically-inaccurate crap coming from someone with delusions and mental illness. Big deal."

1.Hebrew is now considered a LANGUAGE not a nation. Or are you English Obsidian, since that`s what you speak?

2.Why do you assume that ALL Jews have big noses, large watery eyes, and thick lips? It`s just like how all Americans are considered stupid. There are many different kinds of Jewish people, even black ones. And there are both American idiots and geniuses and everything in between. Stereotypes suck.

3.I don`t believe in Jesus, but I assume that if he would appear to a person, he would app

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Male 959
Atheism is another faith. Truely logical thinking can only point to agnosticism. AS for the girl, very talented, pity she doesn`t paint I dunno, dolphins or something.
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Male 916
I didn`t know God supported slick, Jehova`s Witness-like art.
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Female 152
I have a book full of her paintings...she is amazing!
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Male 2,172
Brain cancer... big time.
She`s going to die young.
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Male 4,246
"nobody will ever come to an agreement and one side will always call the other side a doodie head."

That sums it up nicely. Well done, Moenkie.

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Male 902
"If she claimed that her cat was talking to her and gave her the power to paint the pictures, wouldn`t people be saying she was insane? Why is it somehow different when it`s `God` doing the talking?"

God, in this sense anyways, is the omnipotent creator of all things. Thats what makes it more impressive than conversing with a cat.

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Male 623
Too bad painting isn`t held in such a high regard as it once was, she`d be running with the big boys.
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Female 95
Just enjoy something beautiful, imagined or not, we all know it`s just her imagination, just go with the flow, don`t stress so much.
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Male 45
"She is definitely talented. But then, she has been for a while now. This link is ancient. She`s gotta be 18 by now. Come on IAB, let`s not regurgitate the same thing over and over again. Shall we?"

According to wikipedia she`s still 12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akiane_Kram...

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Male 312
I`m not gonna get into the religion argument because nobody will ever come to an agreement and one side will always call the other side a doodie head.

In other news, she has talent regardless of where it comes from.

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Male 3
I`m not denying the art is impressive. But to claim that images of Christ that portray him as looking like an Englishman, or images of Heaven that looks exactly like Earth are divinely inspired is insane.

If she claimed that her cat was talking to her and gave her the power to paint the pictures, wouldn`t people be saying she was insane? Why is it somehow different when it`s `God` doing the talking?

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Female 95
Beautiful art, idealised or not.
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Female 1,496
So she is an idiot savant with a slight mental disorder. Not unusual for someone with her range of skill. I met a boy in college who was 14 years old. He was deprived of oxygen when in the womb and thus became a genius of sorts. He still had to have someone help him in the bathroom and he spoke of crazy things like God and the future. He claimed he knew "heaven" and what the "future" looked like. He tried to show us all what he saw with his off the wall mathmatic equations.
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Male 536
I like to think God paints pictures of me, but my holy friends don`t appreciate it.
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Male 4,246
Extremely talented young woman. Whether her skills are a gift from God or not...who are we to say? We`re not her, we don`t see things the way she does. We are NOT in any position to judge.
[note: when I say `we,` I mean this message board]
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Male 1,265
"It has to be said, she is a great artist however shes painting HER vision of god."

This is YOUR vision of HER vision, though.

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Female 123
I love the painting. I just wish one day I have half that skill.

On the religion note... Not say a word

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Female 3,562
To her, this is what god and heaven look like, the most beautiful things she`s capable of imagining. I don`t really care at all what she believes, I`m just amazed at her ability and courage to express it.
And don`t blame the parents. They`re friggin aetheists. This is definitely all coming from the girl herself. She`s a genius and she happens to believe in things that most people see as simple and unoriginal, yet she can clearly express herself in a completely original way. I hope as she becomes older she`ll prove herself to be one of the greatest artists to have lived.
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Female 1,001
It has to be said, she is a great artist however shes painting HER vision of god.

It is actually ok to have different views in this day and age.

And FLB, i agree. I think it was Barry Gibb..

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Male 383
has anyone here seen "Honey & Clover?" that girl reminds me of a character
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Female 1,228
she`s an amazing artist, that can t be denied.

But dont even get me started on the religion bit, I will be here for days. . .

was it just me, of did one of her pictures of `god` look like one of the blokes from the B-Gees??

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Male 1,265
God?! Oh noes, we can`t have people believing differently than me!!11 After all, THEY`RE the intolerant ones!
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Male 2,216
"visions of god" ? You mean dillusions of mythological characters.
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Female 526
an Idiot Savant.

Atheism Rulez!

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Male 71
fake. let`s see in another 12 year.
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Male 71
fake. let`s see in another 12 year.
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Male 902
Getting your nuts in a rut over someone elses view of someone that may or may not have lived thousands of years ago isn`t called being smart. Its called being a douche.

I saw Jesus once, he looked like 50-cent. And god came to me in the guise of Sean Connery. Thems good people.

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Male 29
I heard jesus was an alien. He was actually purple. But other than that he looked exactly like the picture above.
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Male 3
*snort* You`d think that if God were sending someone visions of Jesus, that the visions would look like, oh I dunno, A HEBREW, rather than a 20-something year-old white guy.

This is what Jesus would most likely have looked like, as would any Hebrew:

It`s hardly "amazing" or "impressive". It`s just historically-inaccurate crap coming from someone with delusions and mental illness. Big deal.

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Male 336
well since God probably isn`t white... yeah i wont go any further than that.
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Male 161
She is definitely talented. But then, she has been for a while now. This link is ancient. She`s gotta be 18 by now. Come on IAB, let`s not regurgitate the same thing over and over again. Shall we?
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Male 902
Wow. And her mother is an atheist? I could almost hear God say, "Take that, Bitch.", through the screen.
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Male 1,647

She`s awesome. There`d be more like her if people weren`t held back by old concepts and ideas. She was nurtured instead of restrained by the ideas of `norms`.

I can`t wait to hear more about her in a couple years.

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Female 74
Beautiful and inspiring.
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Male 380
Great artist. but im not gonna comment on the religion thing x)
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Male 222
Joan of Arc anyone?! But seriously, that was nice stuff right dun dere.
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Male 1,461
Wow! She really is good!!
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Male 39
Link: Amazing Child Artist [Rate Link] - A twelve year old paints her visions of Heaven and God. Amazing, really is.
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