RobinJ Posted February 5 Share Posted February 5 16 hours ago, Edmund Blackadder said: Funny you should mention that. Prince Charles as world's saviour Ilha do Bananal, Brazil March 8 2002 Prince Charles has agreed to allow a four-metre high bronze statue to be erected in the middle of Brazil's Amazon rainforest depicting him as "saviour" of the world in a loincloth with arms outstretched and suspended by giant wings.The statue is a tribute from the people of Tocantins State, the remote Amazon region. It was the region's affinity with Prince Charles' eco-friendly campaigning that inspired local sculptor Mauricio Bentes. The statue showed him hovering over a sea of humanity, casting a benign look downwards with his arms in open embrace."It is Prince Charles saving the world," said Tocantins' governor,The prince said he was "amazed" and "deeply touched". - AFP, Telegraph Wowsers! When I look at that image it makes me think of pre history, myths, legends etc and how easy it has been to make a culture believe you are a 'saviour' or 'God' of some kind. All you have to do is pretend to do some good things for folks who have no knowledge of you, and who have no access to impartial information elsewhere. Isnt this how most cults are started too? And yet, here we are, with a ton of access to information of all kinds and we still believe in gods and heroes instead of believing in ourselves and our own power to create and make change. 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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