Friday, October 27, 2006

Kinda Creepy

When I was a kid, my great grandma had this...thing, at her house. It was a (fake) Bible that looked like it had two hands coming out of it. The hands were folded together, in prayer I guess. That thing used to scare the bejeebus out of me.

Now, maybe it's just me. But I've always found religious hand sculptures to be extremely disconcerting. I guess we feel like we're approaching blasphemy to sculpt God's face, so we do His hands as a consolation. If the sculpting is poor to boot, you get something like this:


Plus, it's a candle, so it gets extra kitsch points.

He's got the whole world in His deformed hands,
He's got the itty-bitty babies in His misshapen hands,
He's got you and me, brother, in His malformed hands,
He's got us all in His creepy hands!


Allen said...

Still trying to figure out what the hands have to do with the text on the base.

axegrinder said...


There was some show on TV when I was a little kid (late 70s) that opened with a giant hand coming out of the earth. I have no idea what the show was but it scared me silly.

Thanks for dredging up this disturbing memory.

I hope your sleep is riddled with visions of zombies and the chick from "The Ring" (no, not Naomi Watts, the one with the limp).

Sleep tight,

Jason Kranzusch

PS Thanks for the link.

Miss Kitty said...

Sheesh. I'm having Addams Family flashbacks. This episode is entitled "Cousin Itt Gets Religion."