Saturday, August 27, 2016

Vincent van Gogh and the Gospel

On December 23, 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cut off his own ear with a razor and delivered the ear to a girl named Rachel at a local brothel. Many have assumed that van Gogh's ear was some sort of twisted present for a prostitute he loved. However, recent research has shown that Rachel wasn't a prostitute. She was a farmer's daughter who had been mauled by a rabid dog. This new information about Rachel affects our understanding of van Gogh's tragic episode.

11 comments:

Timothy Jordan said...

"...he come up with a knife and he cut off a piece of my ear". (A Boy Named Sue)

Reg Singh said...

Allah only loves those who love Muhammad. We know this because Muhammad told us.

youguerten ouikhalfen said...

Jesus is not a God ,He is respected Prophet of God to humanity,we Muslims love Jesus for the seek of God ,the only way to show that you love the Prophet of God is by fallowing the Ten Commandments.and pray and fast the way he use to fast Muhamed and have the same message to humanity's.

Reg Singh said...

Muhammad insisted that everyone must love him more than they love themselves. Can you name a single Jewish prophet who preached the same message?

Mojnu Mia said...

@Youguerten Quikhalfen, Quran brainwashed you by believing it blindly. Because Muhammad’s Allah ask Muslims silly question to write a surah like Quran to establish Muhammad a prophet from Allah and so all Surah Muhammad made became surah from Allah. Why does not Muslims ask the same type question to their Allah to write a book like Shakespeare?? Muhammad said Jesus is prophet, not son of god, and you Muslims blindly believed Muhammad.

You blaspheme Holy God not believing Jesus Christ as Son of God. Unless Holy God forgive you and Muhammad for your ignorance, to deny Jesus Christ as Son of God, you would be thrown into Hell along with Muhammad. Read the Bible and Quran side by side, or listen Dr. Wood’s all videos to know and understand Quran as I learnt about Quran from him.

Muhammad gave Muslims sex freedom to keep 4 wives at any time. He brought sex revolution and violence by different surah by the name of Allah. All Muhammad’s teaching is sinking sands, with the eyes of Holy God, if you believe Muhammad, surely you will suffer in Hell.

Thank you Dr. Wood opening our eyes to know Quran and its teaching to judge rock solid ground to stand firmly over sinking sands to avoid. May God bless you and your family to overcome pains of our world following footstep of our Lord Jesus Christ!!

Holy Bible - John 3:16 said...

@Youguerten Quikhalfen

Repent!!! Repent!!!!!

Jesus Christ is truly Son of God and only HE can gives you eternal life.

Jesus is Lord and follow HIM to heaven!!!

Yeshua hu akbar!!!! Jesus hu akbar!!!!! Yesus hu akbar!!!!!! AMEN

foofy said...

@Youguerten Ouikhalfen

I just wanted to let you know that Jesus is the same God as His Father, and They were together since the beginning. If you look at John 5, we also honour Jesus as we do the Father for the sake of His Father.

Jn 5:21-24 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth [them]; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all [men] should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.


True Christians do believe in the Commandments. What are you doing to keep them?

Sadly, your religion's prayers are not very much like the kind Jesus commanded His followers.

Look at Matthew 6:9-13 or Luke 11:2-4

AV Mt 6:9-13 .
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

AV Lk 11:2-4
And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Sancho Panza said...

Vincent by Don McLean was my favourite song during my college days. It still is and sometimes I still try to play it on my guitar though I'm afflicted by a medical condition called essential tremors.

But the real reason I'm writing this is your statement at mark 4.24. You seem to say that you don't have empathy and I must strongly disagree with you. You are one of the most emphatically empathetic persons I've known. God bless you and Reid and your family.

Ex N1hil0 said...


Fascinating video. And deep.

Andrew said...

I remember hearing somewhere that Vincent's suicide had also been cast into doubt. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Vincent_van_Gogh

Andrew said...

Very touching. Well done.