Posted: May 08, 2016 10:48 pm
by Hobbes Choice
vernichter wrote:Recent scientific research points to the evidence that the attitude of art lovers towards modern art is religious in nature

http://reverent.org/holy_black_square/


This is hardly research, and it is definitely not "science". Its not even remotely self critical or self reflective - a minimum criterion for it to be called "research".

You can just as easily claim that religion has an element of art to it, and that art has precedence over religion.
There is no doubt that human art predates any particular religion, and has religion doe not in any way prescribe artistic practices it is totally obvious that the assertion of this thread is COMPLETELY backwards.
All that you can say about this (ahem!) evidence is that religion has used art; and you simply cannot conclude that art is religious.