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‘God is the Best Artist’ Takes Off on Social Media

Screenshot of post on Carrie Underwood's Instagram feed. Photo courtesy http://i

Screenshot of post on Carrie Underwood's Instagram feed. Photo courtesy http://instagram.com/.

The notion of God as an artist is hardly new. In the Middle Ages, the concept of a divine artist, or architect, was often invoked. The biblical artists Bezalel and Oholiab are described as being “full of the spirit of God.” In Catholic art, angels often guide St. Luke’s hand when he draws the Virgin.

But when Twitter and Pinterest users take to their smartphones to snap pictures of sunrises and sunsets and attribute those “masterpieces” to God, they are exhibiting a new sort of adoration.

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