Depicting Jesus and Buddha

depicting deities

Today’s Bizarro cartoon takes a look at how we depict important figures. What do you think about this topic when considered in a more serious way? How has the openness of Buddhists and Christians to depicting the key figures in their traditions impacted the way people think about them? Has the prohibition against depicting Muhammad helped safeguard his humanness as a historical figure, or simply led to a different sort of reverence?

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