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Hot beautiful boy #361Z pen & ink drawing by artist Stephen F. Condren, with LGBTQ gay prints.

Hot beautiful boy #361Z or sexy cute guy, pen & ink drawing by artist Stephen F. Condren, of Condren Galleries, with LGBTQ endorsed gay prints, and scans. Prints & Scans Of This Drawing #361Z ~ Order Here.

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Hot Beautiful Boy Pen & Ink Drawing

Sexy Cute Guy Stylus Sketch

This is a pen & ink of a young gay man with a fancy hairdo, because he is looking for love. Will he find it? When we are young we are so very hopeful, because the world is ours.

Pencil Rendering

The pen is a middle size Hunt Artists Pen tip, because it is professional grade. This grade of tip is good for this kind of drawing, because you can capture the image with a few good strokes. To do detailed shade and shadows, you would need to use a very fine pen, almost hairline thinness, because you can cross-hatching often to get the right tone.

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Hot beautiful boy #360Z pen & ink drawing by artist Stephen F. Condren, with LGBTQ gay prints.

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Hot Beautiful Boy Pen & Ink Drawing

Sexy Cute Guy Stylus Sketch

This is a pen & ink of a young gay man that is looking for love, because he is lonely. He has a new fashionable hairdo that brings out his male beauty, because it is full, and rich with swirls.

Pencil Rendering

The pencil sketch can be seen below, because I use this as my study for the ink to follow. The lead is an HB lead, so it is about mid-grade I tone, because it will not be too dark against the pen & ink. The tones in the pencil sketch are nice and even making ruse of hatch lines. I have used very few hatching lines with the ink, because it is so demanding.

Hot beautiful boy #360Z pencil drawing by artist Stephen F. Condren, with LGBTQ gay prints.
Pencil drawing of a young gay man by artist Stephen F. Condren.

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Paul Babeau #318Z

Paul Babeau #318Z or Sheriff Babeau, pen & ink portrait or stylus portrayal, with pencil sketch by artist Stephen F. Condren, of Condren Galleries, with LBGTQ Gay prints, and scans.

Paul Babeau #318Z or Sheriff Babeau, pen & ink portrait or stylus portrayal, with pencil sketch by artist Stephen F. Condren, of Condren Galleries, with LBGTQ Gay prints, and scans. Prints & Scans Of This Portrait #318Z ~ Order Here.

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Paul Babeau #318Z

Pen & Ink Portrait

This fine pen & ink portrait of Paul Babeau is a tribute to an outstanding gay man, because he is a man ruled by principle. In 2012, then Sheriff Babeau publicly “came out” and was well received, because he is honest. Attesting to his outstanding good character, Sheriff Babeau was re-elected as Sheriff of Penal County, Arizona, because he was excellent.

Pencil Drawing Of Paul Babeau

This pen & ink drawing of Paul Babeau is done with a fine point pen, because I wanted to get the fine details of his face. If you look closely you can see the pencil drawing beneath the ink, because I started the drawing out in pencil. I use the pencil sketch as a guide for my pen & ink, because it gives me the ability to move around the sketch.

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RuPaul #527Z

RuPaul pen & ink drawing by artist Stephen F. Condren, with gay LGBTQ approved prints, and scans.

RuPaul #527Z, gay celebrity pen & ink drawing with pencil sketch, by artist, and Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery, with gay LGBTQ approved prints, and scans. Prints & Scans Of This Drawing #527Z ~ Order Here.

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RuPaul Andre Charles

Gay Celebrity & Female Impersonator

What more can be said than this is RuPau, because he is the defacto gay celebrity of today. No one person of the Gay Community stands out more than Rupaul, because he is recognized world wide. RuPaul is most noted for being a female impersonator, because he is able to play the role with expertise.

Pencil Drawing

Below is my preliminary pencil sketch of RuPaul for the final inking, because I use the sketch as a guide. The pencil is a careful delineation for RuPaul’s face and shoulders, because they are nicely developed. RuPaul has a well balance head & shoulder composition, because his head is proportionate to his shoulders. The size of his head is also very well proportioned to his shoulders, because it firmly rests there. I have made a point to simply delineate the face of RuPaul, because I did not want to make it too busy with hatched lines.

RuPaul pencil drawing by artist Stephen F. Condren.
RuPaul pencil drawing by artist Stephen F. Condren.

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Faith Is A Game Of Dominos #519Z

Pen & ink drawing of Jesus Christ wearing a stephanos, or crown of thorns, by artist Stephen F. Condren.

Faith is a game of dominos #519Z, a case for the mythology of religious belief systems. A pen & ink portrait of Jesus with pencil sketch, by artist, and Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery. Prints & Scans Of This Portrait #519Z ~ Order Here.

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Faith Is A Game Of Dominos

A Case For The Mythology Of Religious Belief Systems

Faith in any religion is ultimately based on your belief in the actions of fellow believers, because you watch, and look up to them. It is impossible at all levels to believe in something that you do not know, because we are empirical beings. We look, watch, and test everything around us every day, all day long, because we are looking for security.

Church Members

When people attend church, they look around to see if the key members are there, and if they are in good decorum, because they are “Spiritual role models” of “our faith”. We take comfort in knowing that John and Jane Doe are here, showing that they also believe, because this gives you comfort in your doubts which continuously haunt you. Then you look at the next, the next, and finally the next, like a game of dominos, missing the point, because faith ultimately rests in you. Because you are the determinant of what is acceptable, and what is not. You are the one that judges to see if John, and Jane Doe are “Keeping the faith”, and showing “Steadfastness”. This faith is authored by you.

Theologians

Worst of all, is the unthinking task of reading the works of Theologians, because you think that they have the answers. Not one Theologian of any denomination or other Religion has any answers at all, because they are only providing you with opinions. I speak with authority because I am an Alumni of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, Illinois.

Swindlers

At best Theologians are swindlers, because they want you to think that they know, when in fact they do not, and all at your expense. They love to bury their work in Existentialism, and Post-structuralism, to masquerade the truth that they really do not know. When you keep pressing them to their point, they melt like the Wicked Witch of the West, because the honest questions that you ask are like the clean water on the witch, exposing the fact that they really offer nothing, and simply are washed away.

If you want to read anything sober, please read Michel Foucault, because he is at least honest and brilliant, a breath of fresh air. I have serious reservations about Paul Tillich. Father David Tracy is quite scholarly, and earnest, however he offers no solutions. I have read his books, Blessed Rage For Order, Analogical Imagination, and Plurality And Ambiguity, which are his three most noted works, because they address Theology in a current context. I have issues with his concept of “Limit Language”, and I was totally disappointed with his conclusion of Plurality And Ambiguity. Theologian Martin Marty is duplicitous from the get go. I put down his book “The Public Church”. As a member of the Arts Club of Chicago, I would see him often there, as well as the Fortnightly Club.

Perspective

Each Theologian comes to you with his baggage, or perspective, because he has his own agenda that he is trying to work out. If you know a mans agenda, you knew everything, because a man’s agenda bespeaks what he is about. Below is my perspective, the architectural rendering of the Loeb Mansion in Kenwood, Chicago.

As you can see from my architectural rendering below, I am a man of extreme precision, and exactitude, and I do not fool around. The same holds true for me in all things, because I am clear headed, exceedingly precise in my reasoning skills. I do not, and will not accept staggering amount of ethereal Philosophical jargon that modern Theology is infested with, because it offers nothing but smoke, and mirrors. Give to me something of substance, rationale, and I will listen, otherwise I wash my hands of it. I demand accuracy, and precision, and will accept nothing less.

One Theologian that I have to bring out is William Lane Craig, because all of his writings are worthless dribble. More repulsive than his books, especially “Reasonable Faith”, are his obnoxious, and arrogant manners. I one heard him “debate” with the brilliant Theologian, Gerd Ludemann. Dr. Ludemann was correct in all of his point, but the rude, and pontificating William Lane Craig, just kept on talking, not listening, or grasping anything of what Dr. Ludemann was saying, because he does not possess the intelligence to grasp it.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that you can only have the faith that you choose to dispense, because the struggle with the search of finding the truth is ethereal. Therefore, do not look to others in your church or congregation, but look to yourself, because you are the house of faith. Faith is mythological, and you are the High Priest, because you, and you along are the only one that really knows, for it is all a priori. So, in the future, look to yourself, and not others, because you hold the real answers.

Pencil drawing of Jesus Christ wearing a stephanos, or crown of thorns, by artist Stephen F. Condren.
Pencil drawing of Jesus Christ wearing a stephanos, or crown of thorns, by artist Stephen F. Condren.

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Jesus a cloud in modern minds #518Z, Christ, pen & ink portrait with prints & scans, by artist Stephen F. Condren, of Condren Galleries.

Jesus a cloud in modern minds #518Z, Christ, a case for Jesus as myth. A pen & ink portrait with pencil sketch, by artist, and Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery. Prints & Scans Of This Portrait #518Z ~ Order Here.

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A Case For Jesus As Myth

The last thing that you should ever do to understand Jesus is to read the Bible, because it is utterly remote to modern times. I am not trying to tear down the Bible, because that is not my message. The Bible is the Bible, and that is the end of it, because it really has no message to offer modern minds. The modern mind is totally infuse with Equal Right, EEOC, Women’s Issue, and LBGTQ persona. None of which are bad or good, because they all are real and thrive right now.

Modern Mindset

My case is for the modern mindset, because we are alive now. To read any ancient document is utterly foolish without serious scholarly research, because these documents are not written with the modern mindset. Slavery was not only ok, it was sought after, because times where hard. Throwing a female baby in the river was fine, because it was not a boy. Watching “losers” fight wild beasts, and get tortured with flames as sport was entertainment, because that was the mindset of ancient times.

Now, to even try and attempt to make sense of writings done at this time is almost impossible for today. Certainly none of it is “Politically Correct”, because our modern minds cannot operate outside of these codes. So to read documents like the Gospels, and Pauline Epistles offers nothing but distortion to modern readers, because we cannot fathom the mindset of antiquity. Antiquity was harsh, because times were harsh! The glorious Parthenon, and Roman Colosseum were wrought with the hands of slaves in chains.

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All the images of Jesus that are provided to us are completely soaked in ancient mindset values. Further, there are many layers, and sub-layers of consciousness in those times that are not clearly audible in our own time. The offering of miracles, and healings are just the tip of the iceberg. When it comes to understanding ancient literature, there are many other layers of values that need to be assessed to understand these documents.

Put The Bible Asside

Therefore, put the Bible down, and just let go, because it is out of context for today. The same holds true for all ancient religious documents, because they are out of our times. Jesus is a myth, because He was a figure of hope for people hopelessly lost in very dark times. The message of this Jesus gave these people hope to make it through their days, because they lived in the dark. The entire story of Jesus is pure Hollywood, refined flower if you will, because no true story in real life falls together with such tact.

Message Of Jesus

Today we can embrace the message of Jesus, because there is much good in it. However, the best way to understand His message is by understanding our times, here and now. For when we have our house in order, we can help others with their house.

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Pen & ink drawing of a gay bar tender pouring drinks in a gay bar with low lighting, by artist Stephen F. Condren, with gay LGBTQ approved prints, and scans.

Gay bartender Pen&ink #514Z, drawing with pencil sketch, by artist, and Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery, with gay LGBTQ approved prints, and scans. Prints & Scans Of This Drawing #514Z ~ Order Here.

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Gay Bartender Pen & Ink Drawing

Bar Scene

The gay bar has been the tradition home base for the LGBTQ community, because it is a place of refuge. The gay bar offers LGBTQ men, and women the freedom to be themselves, because of the strong social stigma given to them.

Pencil Drawing

Above is my pen & ink drawing of a gay bartender, because he is pouring drinks. The bartender is the social focus of the bar, because he sets the tone of the conversation. A leading personality in the LGBTQ community, because he makes people feel good. I have made a point to detail the shadows with a good amount of hatching, and cross-hatching, because this nicely diffuses the lighting. I was careful not to put too many hatch lines in the drawing, because I did not want the drawing to become too dark. When working with pen & ink you have to be careful not to get carried away, because in the end you will ruin the drawing.

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Pen & ink drawing of Theologian Paul Tillich by artist Stephen F. Condren, with prints and scans.

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Paul Tillich

German Theologian

A peer of the famous New Testament Theologian Albert Schweitzer, Paul Tillich ranks as one of the greatest Theologians of the 20th Century, because he understood New Testament times. Both he, and Albert Schweitzer died in the same year, 1965. Paul Tillich was more philosophical in his Theological approach than Albert Schweitzer, because he was more of a Philosopher than a New Testament Scholar. New Testament scholars are absorbed with the technical aspects of the text, whereas Theologian are more abstract in their writings.

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Pen & Ink Drawing Of Paul Tillich #512Z

Above is my pen & ink drawing of Paul Tillich, because he was a professor at the University of Chicago. He wrote his famous Systematic Theology while at the University of Chicago. This work is very profound and looks at the Bible and Christianity in contemporary terms. Paul Tillich never attempts to put new wine into old wineskins, because he is a first rate thinker.

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Mindset of Biblical authors #511Z, inspired writers pen & ink drawing with pencil, offering prints & scans, by artist Stephen F. Condren of Condren Galleries.

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Mindset Of Biblical Authors

Those Who Look Backwards

It must be made clear in the mind of today, the mindset of the authors of the Bible, because they are far removed from us. People today very wrongly pick up a recent translation of the Bible, and read it like it was fresh off of the press, because they think it is current work. The Bible is not current at all, because it was written thousands of years ago. Further, these people did not write in our language, because they wrote in remote Semitic, and Greek.

Pencil Drawing

Above is my drawing of a Jewish Rabbi writing in the Tora, because he is a devout Jew. Most of the New Testament was written by Jews, because the first Christians were all Jews. These Jews were what we call today “Judaizers”, because they were Christians that follow the Jewish Laws.

This is all fine and good, however, these people barely knew if the world was round, that there is a subconscious, and that we are formed genetically, not made from Adam & Eve. Further, these people were not aware of light, and the Theory of Relativity, Nuclear Fission, and Radioactivity. To even have the most remote expectation to ask a man of modern times to embrace a mindset of such crude, and remote circumstances, is pure folly. These people only look to Moses, and the law attempting to make people of their time fit into the old wineskins of the Tora. These were people only looking backwards, because they did not know anything else.

Humanity

The best course of action is to read what they have written, and to interpret it in our times, as we know and understand where they are writing from. For surely, their writings are not hot off of the press, and not fresh. I speak with respect, and not with disparagement, because few people in the History of the World have offered more to humanity than the Jews. Now, let us wisely take what they have given to us, because we can always learn something when we open our minds.

Below is my pen & ink drawing of Theologian Paul Tillich.

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Sinaiticus Redaction Criticism #506Z, pen & ink drawing, prints & scans, by artist Stephen F. Condren.

Sinaiticus Redaction Criticism #506Z, a pun of Biblical Criticism pen & ink drawing with pencil sketch, by artist, and Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery. Prints & Scans Order Here.

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Sinaiticus

Ancient New Testament Manuscripts

Found by Constantin von Tischendorf, Sinaiticus is one of the oldest Bible manuscipts in the world, because it was found in its place of origin. Sinaiticus ranks in status with Codex Vaticanus in historicity, because of it’s authenticity. Modern Bible research has taken a secular stance on the hermeneutics of the Bible, because they think is written by man not God. I agree with this view, because the Bible is a document made by men. The inspiration of the Bible is personal, because all people approach it with different points of view.

Bible scholars from all over the world look to Sinaiticus for deeper understanding of the Scripture, because it is closer to Jesus. The logic is that if the manuscript is old it is a closer news account of the life of Jesus, because hit would be an eye witness.

Pencil Drawing

Above is my pen & ink drawing with pencil sketch of Sinaiticus being cut to pieces, because it is a pun on Biblical Criticism. The scene takes place in Tischendorf Hardware, where scissors, and razors are being used to cut apart Codex Sinaiticus, because it is cleaning up the Bible. A portrait of Constantin von Tischendorf hand on the hardware store wall, because he is the owner. The razors are manufactured by Bultmann Incorporated, because they are a discount razor supplier.

Below is my drawing of the Holy Spirit bleaching out the miracles from the Gospels, because miracles are not real.

Sinaiticus Redaction Criticism #506Z, pen & ink drawing by artist Stephen F. Condren. Drawing of the Holy Spirit holding a bottle of Clorox over Jesus being baptized.
Pen & ink drawing of the Holy Spirit as a dove hovering over Jesus in the Jordan River, baptizing Him with a bottle of Clorox, by artist Stephen F. Condren.
Sinaiticus Redaction Criticism #506Z, pen & ink drawing by artist Stephen F. Condren. Drawing of Jesus sitting with His followers.
Pen & ink drawing of Jesus teaching to the people by artist Stephen F. Condren.

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