Sin Killed Jesus
“The result of the Church’s encounter with the sun-cults of antiquity was nothing less than the dethronement of Helios.”
– Dr. Hugo Rahner, Greek Myths and Christian Mystery (93)
Many ancient cultures such as The Mayans, ancient Christianity, and even some modern people of today believe that the Sun itself is Jesus Christ. Many others believe that Sin killed Jesus. This concept brings personification to a whole new level. If Jesus is the Sun and Sin killed Jesus, then isn’t the Moon…Sin? In ancient Mesopotamian religion the Moon god was named Sin.
If the Moon is Sin, then the concept “Sin killed Jesus” is simply morning and night, correct? It appears to be the ultimate balance…night and day. When Sin kills Jesus it becomes night and everything is dark. When Jesus arises from the grave we are surrounded by light and things can grow again because nothing can fully live in Sin and survive.
Being said, we thought it would be interesting to take a photographic approach to illustrate and introduce this concept to our audience and see what you all think about it. We figured this topic could potentially lend itself to controversy so we decided to soften the blow by allowing the Smudged Prntz children, Alex and Natalia Bell, to personify the celestial gods of the sky. This photographic series, “The Celestial Dance” showcases the daily life and death of Jesus Christ.
Click the photo on the left to view the project. What do you think? Are you a believer?