Eye of God

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love boat captain

really though...you know how i feel about this concept...now if only everyone would listen and live it...

littlem

I really like this design as well as the symbolism. It looks good in all colors. Good one! Even if you're not religious, it makes an awesome lookin t-shirt!

RaeKuusou

i am not religious, but i appreciate the meanign behind this and think it a very neat looking design. its great as it, but (and i don't know this would work) i think it'd also look cool if around the outside ring if you put in every religious symbol you could ind to incorporate even more religions.

DaddyDom
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RaeKuusou, thank you for the kindness. Regarding the inclusion of other religions and symbols, I can dig what you're saying. But, my rational here was, with the five major religions referenced, plus the agnostics/athiests, who are included by their exclusion, I have covered approximately 5.8 billion of the 6.45 billion humans on this planet. Scary isn't it? With such an overwhelming unifying factor, we're still as segmented as ever, and probably getting worse. For anyone who might view this who doesn't feel included, if anyone ever prints this, take a sharpie and add make your mark. There's plenty of room for all.

DaddyDom
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Pink, while I respect the passion within you, you've completely missed the point of this piece, and actually, you've made it's point in the process. The point of this piece isn't changing people's religious views, rites, or practices. It's about an acceptance of the probability that we are all created by the same being, no matter what name we use for him. And that this being, that you and I call God, doesn't want us killing each other. Especially not for how we choose to worship him. Now, for you to immediately launch into the "My God is the only true God and the only way to heaven is my way" rhetoric, you've given a glaring example of the issues at hand.
Regarding the Threadless design analogy. If this design ends up changing hands and names and authorship 1000 times over, but the message of tolerance remains, then I couldn't be happier about it. If goodness is the end result, then my message will have succeeded.
I'm very happy that this piece has stirred something within you, I just hope that you can look past the names and see the message. Or do you not support peace and unity? We can all be different, and live differently, but still live together.

DaddyDom
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frankentoe, good catch! I was wondering if anyone was going to see that.

pazzy327

I'm an atheist, swear to God!

takoyakiball

There would always be controversy luming over this, but I dig the concept. From my perspective, I like the whole unity one sees right away when viewing this. I just wish people would just be opened minded about the art and the concept and not be damaged because they think it's a personal attack on them. If they were secure with what they believe, it doesn't matter what others' opinions are. Rock on, dude!

dropowtt

the design itself, well done. The size, placement, and color are great.

daddydom, i respect the fact that you believe we were all likely created by the same god or being.

However, let me raise a couple questions: What makes goodness the end goal? What defines "good."?

Different religions define what is "good" in completely different ways, so how can we all strive for what is "good" if we each define it in a different way?

In order for us to all peacefully strive for what is good, we all would have to agree on what the definition of "good" is.

Also, you said that the " the last thing that ["the creator"] wants is for us to kill each other, especially in his name." How can you truly know this? Did you ask him? Maybe it's pleasurable to "the creator" to see us kill each other.

Now, I definitely don't believe that. I'm merely trying to point out that unless there is one true God, and one true definition of who he is, then terms like "God" and "good" mean absolutely nothing.

Like I said, i like the design, but I don't agree with the philosophy behind it. Sorry for the massive post, hope I wasn't rambling!

DaddyDom
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dropowtt, as with Pink above, you've missed the point and made it at the same time.
In response to what is goodness and what is good, you need to realize the difference between subjectivity and objectivity and also use the lost art of common sense. For instance, you are walking down the street alone and you see a newborn baby in the middle of the street. Let's say you have three choices: 1. You walk out, pick the baby up, and bring her to a hospital after calling the police on your cell phone. 2. You walk by and ignore the child. 3. You walk out into the middle of the street and stomp the child to death.
Now, regardless of race, creed, or gender, there is an obvious objective good here, a subjective neutrality, and an objective bad.
Now, not all things in life are as cut and dried as this, but, if you take the time to think about it, most things are almost this easy to figure out.
Now, regarding a strict definition of God or good, that's where these problems begin. Once you try to quantify and define something, it becomes subjective to the definer. Whether you want to believe it or not, there are objective rights and wrongs in your everyday life. And, you have the ability to figure them out.
Now, finally, by saying that you don't agree with the philosophy behind this piece, are you saying that you don't think that people should live together in peace? Are you saying that people should continue to kill each other because they choose to worship in different ways or not at all? I hope that you don't truly feel this way.
Thank you very much for the input, but I feel that you've focused on the individual words and not the message.

dropowtt

what sets the standard? what makes a decision objective? What makes stomping the child to death wrong?

OF COURSE I believe that stomping the child to death is wrong. But why is it? Because it isn't nice? Why isn't it? There must be a standard.

Is it common sense? What if it makes sense for someone to cheat on a test so they'll get a better grade? What if it makes sense for someone to kill someone and take their money? There must be a standard.

DaddyDom
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Dude, you're answering your own question. Why do you believe that stomping the child to death is wrong? Answer the question yourself, since it's the way you feel. Or do you just answer questions and feel things but never question why? The standards you seek are, for the most part, uniform to most religious teachings. The idea is to question what your taught to make sure that it's valid.
Regarding cheating and murder for profit. It may well superficially be to your benefit, but this isn't about you. It's about your relationship with everyone and everything around you. Let me ask you this, do you beleive that cheating on a test, or murdering someone for money is OK to do? If you don't, as you haven't for most of your arguments, then unfortunately your point is moot. You are arguing for something that you don't even believe in, and that you, yourself, believe is "bad".
You are asking to be taught something that you already know.

DaddyDom
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oh biff, I'm not sure if I'm understanding what your saying. When I read your post, it seems like you and I agree completely. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.

DaddyDom
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Fl5, first of all, thanks for liking the shirt.
Once again though, the point isn't that there is absolutely no one that would kill the child, the point is that, no matter what you're taught, it is wrong to kill that child. If a person was born and raised to kill all, then yes, to them, subjectively, it would be the right thing to do to kill this child, but that still doesn't make it right objectively to kill this child.
Now, regarding Buddha, if you take a look at the story of Buddha, especially prior to his birth (as Siddhartha) you'd find many striking similarities to the conception story of Jesus. I'm sure that, with proper time to study, we could find many, many more parallels. Factor that in with the accepted (amongst the faithful) fact that Buddha has reincarnated 500+ times, and I think you are doing him a great injustice by referring to him as nothing more than a human being.
PS Why does every continue to kill this poor child, what did she ever do to you?

dropowtt

I'm afraid you still haven't answered WHY it is wrong to kill the child.
Is it because everyone "knows" it's wrong? Because you feel it's wrong?

Why is it objectively wrong to kill the child?

Again, I want to make sure you understand that I believe it is wrong to kill the child, and I know exactly why I believe that.

All I'm asking is why YOU believe it. What the basis for your belief that this is wrong?

DaddyDom
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My basis is that it is inherently wrong to do any harm, physically or mentally, to any human being. Yes, it is what I've been taught by my parents, my siblings, my teachers, and the religion within which I grew up.
Now, there are obviousely reasons why you may perhaps harm someone righteously (in defense of yourself or others.) But, at least in my life, and I know that I'm lucky for this, those times have been few and far between.
Once again, I will state that, your need to know my reasoning has nothing to do with the message of this piece, and is actually close to it's antithesis. Overall, it shouldn't matter why we agree, or where our morals and ideals come from, as long as we live by them and do no OFFENSIVE, meaning initial, harm to those who don't.

DaddyDom
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PS. I can already feel someone coming at me with a "What about the animals" shot. I personally, do not believe in harming any of God's creation. Does this mean I ride a bike to work and eat nothing but in-animate, non-living objects? No. I f-ing love meat, Cow, Chicken, Pig, whatever, bring it on. I will not, however go to a farm and shoot any of the above. I don't even kill bugs, unless the threaten my kids (bees, wasps...) I will however, admit to hating spiders and cockroaches. I'll kill either of them rather freely. If any or all of the above make me a hippocrite in any way in your view, I apologize. But at least I'll admit to it. I'm gonna go eat some cow, now. Went and made myself hungry.

Sensational.

if you don't think about the religious side, this design is awesome! i would totatlly buy it! i love it

DaddyDom
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But, I kinda like the debate. It's fun! Thanks for the likes and loves guys. And thanks for the questions as well.

DaddyDom
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That would've been a much better name. "Pompus B.S." by angryfrance.

DaddyDom
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petulance
1. Why should the animals get off any easier than the rest of us?
2. While I don't disagree that children are a product of there environment, though not wholly, I do believe there are objective goods and evils. But I've over-explained that all already and have become 'pompus, and full of bull feces."
3. Thanks for the love, maybe the Threadless boys can hatch up another money making scheme with stickers. Probably not much money, but money just the same. Maybe they can use some of the designs that just missed the cut for t-shirts for their company logo stickers.
4. Is that how you spell "wholly"? It doesn't look right.
5. I love the word "feces".

littlem

Do you people ever sleep???

DaddyDom
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Hey Gish, if you end up buying waffles, could you pick some up for me? Mmmm, waffles. Thanks for the love, I'm not normally a green person, but I really like that one too, for some reason.
littlem, all times are eastern, meaning you were on at 7:23 in the morning on a Saturday. WHOSE NOT SLEEPING NOW, HAHHHAHAHAHAAHAHHAAHAHHAAHAHA

DaddyDom
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I'd probably wear the scarlet, though. And I'm not really a red person, either.

littlem

Hmmm, that can't be right....I didn't get outa bed til nearly 8am....and that's 'sleeping in' for me:)

littlem

oh, there, i see now...2 hour difference, not 3. who's the dork now???? muhahahahahaha

DaddyDom
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Uhhh, what?

love boat captain

cheetle...did you not read the sharpie comment? it's the 6th one from the top... that should answer your question quite nicely

Tyralion

I lurve this shirt.

DaddyDom
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You mean you don't like religious arguments? Why not, they're so f-ing fun!!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA

shirtflirt

wow. it's so intersting how everyone reads into this design whatever they want to. it's just logos, mixed together to form a new logo, essentially. people bring their baggage everywhere, don't they?

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