Wow. Just wow.
I understand the notion of the personal relationship with God, even though I'm an atheist -- however, I find that my reaction to this sort of thing is colored less by my lack of religious belief than by the fact that I live in New York, where a lot of people work really hard to gain to proximity to the famous, and to make sure everyone knows about it. To me, an image like this doesn't convey a sense of profound faith -- it's boasting. It's saying, "Jesus and I? We're like this."
Best responses to the image on Twitter:
The photo is from this gallery at The Guardian, titled "Ben Carson's House: An Homage to Himself – in Pictures," where we also see the following, which is not an homage to Carson but also isn't an homage to correct spelling:
And now I'll be accused of an elitist attack (on a Yale graduate, let's not forget). Spelling aside, what's the first word that comes to mind when you think of Ben Carson? I'm sure it's not "humility."
UPDATE: Yeah, I know -- this is a common trope. See, for instance, Jesus - With You Always.
Crossposted at No More Mr. Nice Blog