A Criticism of Christianity

Victoria Shaffer

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My relationship with religion could be described as both bittersweet and confusing. Christianity is considered the world’s largest religion, and it is what I grew up practicing. Spending time within the church caused me to develop an appreciation for its aesthetics, rituals,  preachings of positivity, love, hope — as well as its imagination for creating such improbable biblical stories. However, maturing and understanding my religion’s contradictory nature, as well as the corruption and violence it has engendered throughout history, has caused me to become skeptical of the beliefs that had been impressed upon me. Through my senior project, I strive to not only criticize the attributes of Christianity that I find outdated or unhelpful, but also emphasize those that I find beneficial, and hear what others have to say about what they believe in.

As the Department of Art and Art History’s 2022 BFA class’ time at UConn draws to a close, we look back fondly on the time we spent together and the memories we made along the way. Although we now look forward to our creative futures, we wish to say thank you and farewell to our devoted professors and advisors who’ve worked alongside us throughout these transformative years.