Monday, April 6, 2009
Iconoclasm is the destruction of religious paraphernalia. I cannot think of any recent iconoclasm in the US. Google also did not give me any recent results either. I think this is due to the fact that there are so many religions these days. It's rare for religious icons and artwork to be destroyed for a few reasons. As sad as it is, religion does not rank as high as it should in most peoples everyday lifes. Hundreds of years ago, religion was mainly the only thing people had to do to pass the time. In current times people have places to go, people to see and things to do causing religion to be put on the back burner. Because of this, poeple don't fight over religion and who's right or wrong. No fighting means no destroying of other peoples sacted stuff.