This is not a pipe. (Or a painting of a pipe!)

Last weekend I had a wonderful time speaking and showing Hellbound? at Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church in Edmonton, Alberta. While preparing a talk entitled Why What’s Clear to You Isn’t So Clear to Me, I came across the painting below by Belgian artist René Magritte. Called The Treachery of Images, I feel the painting is a perfect illustration of how often we confuse the map with the territory. Enjoy!

(But remember: This isn’t the painting, it’s merely a digital representation of the painting.)

Just because something hurts doesn't mean it's the truth
Why so many white evangelical Christians are incompetent scoundrels
You go ahead and keep feeling; I'll do the thinking for both of us
Why you need to read "Disarming Scripture"--it's a matter of life and death
About Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller is an award-winning screenwriter, director and producer who has applied his craft to numerous documentaries, feature films and shorts. Recent projects include "The Chicken Manure Incident," "Hellbound?," "Drop Gun," "No Saints for Sinners," "spOILed," "Sex+Money," "With God On Our Side," "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" and "After..." In addition to his work in film, Kevin has written, co-written and edited over 60 books. Need someone to edit your book? Kevin's your man. He lives in Kimberley, BC, Canada with his wife and four children.