Notice the halo behind the heads of saints? What’s up with that?

Notice the halo behind the heads of saints? What’s up with that? April 30, 2019
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Well, THAT explains it.

When I was a kid being raised Catholic, I always loved those old classical paintings of saints and church fathers, in which a halo like a golden disk was routinely displayed behind the subject’s head.

I had no idea what they represented, but I guessed they symbolized the person’s holiness, an emanation of the Holy Ghost or something.

But I don’t know. Nobody every mentioned the halos, much less explained them.

So, I was actually relieved when someone actually came up with at least some explanation (see cartoon at right), however silly.

Considering I’m no longer a Catholic and am a committed nontheistic nonbeliever, this whimsical “explanation” works for me.

But even if it didn’t, it’s still a hoot.

Cartoon/United Atheists of Canada

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