Thursday, August 31, 2006

Statue on the Federal Capitol Not an Idol

Statue of Freedom

Some people have wrongly suggested the statue on top of the US capitol is an idol. Apart from that fact people do not worship it, the statue does not represent any deity. It is "an allegorical figure of Freedom triumphant in War and Peace." At the link is the explanation of the statue at the Capitol's web site.

Of course there probably are some morally or spiritually suspect uses of false gods in the seals and statuary of state, local and federal governments. But unless you disapprove of symbolic statues in general, the one on the US Capitol seems relatively safe.

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