Even God’s word is a collection of stories.  Because humans learn best through them.  Story telling and story tellers have been with us throughout our history.  Imagery and imagination are valuable tools for conveying thoughts, ideas, history and culture.

Vain imaginations, lies, deceit are tools the devil uses to TRICK us.  God warns us to stay focused on TRUTH.  HIS WORD is TRUTH.  When we stay focused on HIM and His Word, we remain victorious and the devil has no power over us.

The Battle for your soul takes place in you MIND.  When you entertain thoughts that open the door for the devil you begin an overwhelming spiral that leads to damnation.  That is just the honest truth.

I know most people don’t believe there is a Devil.  Most people today don’t even believe there is a GOD.  That is so tragic.  That is the reason that only a small remnant will be saved.  Fallen humanity is no match for the DEVIL.  Without GOD…you are LOST!

We are born into this world in a fallen state.  The devil has dominion over us.  We are born selfish/self serving, arrogant and rebellious.  That is why God gave us parents, to teach us truth, to show us how to overcome our selfish nature.

Everything about our modern society focuses on SELF.  Promotes SELF.  Encourages Self Centeredness and Self Serving behaviors. Modern society encourages our EVERY THOUGHT to be in rebellion to GOD’s plan for our lives.

The world sees GOD as controlling and demanding.  They are repelled by the idea of boundaries and rules.  Not realizing that boundaries and rules are what maintain structure and order in our lives.

The world embraces Satan/The Devil because they see him as offering them “FREEDOM”.  They are in for a very big surprise.  Satan/The Devil and all those who serve him HATE YOU.  They come to steal, kill and destroy.  They care not for you or your “freedom”.  They want to entrap you and enslave you for eternity.

I don’t want to get of focus.   Today we are looking at Reality vs Illusion, Truth vs Lies.

Check out these related posts:

Image- Probably the most important word in your life! Part 1; Part 2; Part 3

Gifts from the Fallen – Part 9 – AND THE WORLD BECAME ALTERED.





real (adj.)

early 14c., “actually existing, having physical existence (not imaginary);” mid-15c., “relating to things” (especially property), from Old French reel “real, actual,” from Late Latin realis “actual,” in Medieval Latin “belonging to the thing itself,” from Latin res “property, goods, matter, thing, affair,” which de Vaan traces to a PIE *Hreh-i- “wealth, goods,” source also of Sanskrit rayimrayah “property, goods,” Avestan raii-i- “wealth.”The meaning “genuine” is recorded from 1550s; the sense of “unaffected, no-nonsense” is from 1847. Real estate, the exact term, “land, including what is naturally or artificially on or in it” is recorded from 1660s, but as far back as Middle English real was used in law in reference to immovable property, paired with, and distinguished from, personal. The noun phrase real time is from early 19c. in logic and philosophy, from 1953 as an adjectival phrase in reference to “the actual time during which an event or process occurs,” with the rise of computer processes. Get real, usually an interjection, was U.S. college slang in 1960s, reaching wide popularity c. 1987. As a noun, the real, “that which actually exists,” by 1818 (Coleridge). The real thing “the genuine article” is by 1818.

Real applies to that which certainly exists, as opposed to that which is imaginary or feigned: as, real cause for alarm ; a real occurrence ; a real person, and not a ghost or a shadow ; real sorrow.   Actual  applies to that which is brought to be or to pass, as opposed to that which is possible, probable, conceivable, approximate, estimated, or guessed at. [Century Dictionary]

real (n.)
small silver coin and money of account in Spain and Spanish America,” 1580s, from Spanish real, noun use of real (adj.) “regal,” from Latin regalis “regal” (see regal). Especially in reference to the real de plata, which circulated in the U.S. till c. 1850 and in Mexico until 1897. The same word was used in Middle English in reference to various coins, from Old French real, a cognate of the Spanish word.


Realism | History, Definition, & Characteristics – Britannica

realism, in the arts, the accurate, detailed, unembellished depiction of nature or of contemporary life. Realism rejects imaginative idealization in favour of a close observation of outward appearances. As such, realism in its broad sense has comprised many artistic currents in different civilizations.


Started: 1840s – Ended: 1880s

Summary of Realism

Though never a coherent group, Realism is recognized as the first modern movement in art, which rejected traditional forms of art, literature, and social organization as outmoded in the wake of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. Beginning in France in the 1840s, Realism revolutionized painting, expanding conceptions of what constituted art. Working in a chaotic era marked by revolution and widespread social change, Realist painters replaced the idealistic images and literary conceits of traditional art with real-life events, giving the margins of society similar weight to grand history paintings and allegories. Their choice to bring everyday life into their canvases was an early manifestation of the avant-garde desire to merge art and life, and their rejection of pictorial techniques, like perspective, prefigured the many 20th-century definitions and redefinitions of modernism.

Key Ideas & Accomplishments

  • Realism is broadly considered the beginning of modern art. Literally, this is due to its conviction that everyday life and the modern world were suitable subjects for art. Philosophically, Realism embraced the progressive aims of modernism, seeking new truths through the reexamination and overturning of traditional systems of values and beliefs.
  • Realism concerned itself with how life was structured socially, economically, politically, and culturally in the mid-19th century. This led to unflinching, sometimes “ugly” portrayals of life’s unpleasant moments and the use of dark, earthy palettes that confronted high art’s ultimate ideals of beauty.
  • Realism was the first explicitly anti-institutional, nonconformist art movement. Realist painters took aim at the social mores and values of the bourgeoisie and monarchy upon who patronized the art market. Though they continued submitting works to the Salons of the official Academy of Art, they were not above mounting independent exhibitions to defiantly show their work.
  • Following the explosion of newspaper printing and mass media in the wake of the Industrial Revolution, Realism brought in a new conception of the artist as self-publicist. Gustave CourbetÉdouard Manet, and others purposefully courted controversy and used the media to enhance their celebrity in a manner that continues among artists to this day.

Excerpts from: The History of Modernism and How it Changed the World

The Role of Art in Society

The definition of art is a little vague and different people have different definitions. Some say it’s a form of expression through words or actions, while others define it as a deliberate attempt to convey an emotional response from the observer. This is why it’s difficult to set out overarching rules on what constitutes art.

There are some who believe that art has no function in society because it does not offer any value in the modern day world. They say that all it does is offer entertainment and feelings of fulfillment for the artist themselves.

In contrast, postmodern theory argues that there is a use for art in society because it offers an opportunity to question society’s values and ideas of beauty.

Well, art is one of the most prominent features in society. It can be seen everywhere – from paintings on the walls to art exhibitions. But what is the use of art? What does it do for society?

There are many different schools of thoughts when it comes to this question. One of the most influential schools of thought is postmodern theory. This school believes that there is no objective meaning or interpretation to any work of art. All meanings are subjective and personal, which leads people to their own interpretations that will be different for each individual person. For postmodernists, anything can be interpreted as art because there are no criteria for what an artwork should look like, which leads to a wide range of influences and interpretations from all walks of life.

Abstract modern art

Why was there a need for a new art movement?

It is important to note that during the 1930s, Europe was in a state of turmoil. The Great Depression had led to its share of economic instability, and Hitler’s Nazi Party was on the rise. There were many who felt that traditional art was becoming irrelevant.

The new art movement sought to reject traditional art in order to address these concerns. They focused on how they could make their work more relevant to the current political and social climate.

A new art movement, Abstract Expressionism, emerged in the 1940s. It was a reaction to the conservative art that had dominated the world of art for centuries.

The need for this new movement arose because classical painters were neglecting to capture what people were feeling through their work.

Abstract Expressionism is an artistic style that may not be to everyone’s taste, but it is undeniable that it brought about many changes in the world of traditional art.

What is the difference between modernist and traditional artwork?

Abstract paintings are characterized by the rejection of the traditional values in form, color, and subject matter in art. Modernist artists would often omit recognizable objects from their work in favor of more intuitive schemes that they may have created themselves or drawn from their dreams or memories.

Cubist paintings are an offshoot style known for its use of geometric shapes to build up imagery on two-dimensional surfaces. These are typically abstract spinoffs on realism.

The modernist movement was a shift in art that happened around the beginning of the 20th century. Artists started to move away from realism and traditional artwork, and instead started to focus on abstract pieces.

The cubist movement was the predecessor of modernism. It involved painting simple objects in interesting ways so they would not look like their original form. Traditional artwork is never meant to be abstract or representational, but it does involve strong composition and realism.

How has Modernism shaped our society?

Modernism is a 20th-century intellectual movement that embodies the idea of replacing traditional social institutions with mans.

Postmodernism is a philosophical and artistic movement that rejects the idea that there are objective truths or moral values. Postmodern society is characterized by fragmentation, contradiction, and instability.

Modernism has shaped our society in many different ways. We see it in the designs of buildings, the art of paintings, and even in how we dress.

The term “modernism” is often used to describe a period of time that took place after World War I. This time period is marked by new forms of architecture, art styles, and music genres like jazz.

After World War I, modernism is the dominant form of society for over 50 years now.

By definition, Modernism is a cultural movement that refers to a period of time in the late 1800s. It was known as the “rebirth of culture” and it had a huge impact on society as we know it today. This section discusses how postmodernism has shaped our society and what role it has played in modernism.

Postmodernism as an ideology is generally opposed to the concept of ‘grand narratives’ which was popularized by post-modern philosophers such as Michel Foucault and Jean-François Lyotard. The main idea behind this theory is that there are no overarching truths or meanings which can be applied to all aspects of life, but rather life can be understood through a network of different perspectives.


Based on this still relevant definition, Corporate Realism brings to mind how our view is shaped through the lens of the advertising industry.

From  Corporate Realism To Modernism

Toward the end of the 19th century, art experienced a transformation. As the world underwent rapid industrialization and urbanization, realism was overtaken by modernism, a new form of expression carrying high aspirations for society.May 15, 2022

Modernist Art: A Departure From Realism – Brett Ideas

Amongst the dramatic changes in industry and technology during modernism, photography was singled out as a major impetus for many artists departing from a realist style. The departure began with the Impressionists, led by the work of Claude Monet.Aug 22, 2015


Postmodernism can be seen as a reaction against the ideas and values of modernism, as well as a description of the period that followed modernism’s dominance in cultural theory and practice in the early and middle decades of the twentieth century. The term is associated with scepticism, irony and philosophical critiques of the concepts of universal truths and objective reality.

The term was first used around 1970. As an art movement postmodernism to some extent defies definition – as there is no one postmodern style or theory on which it is hinged. It embraces many different approaches to art making, and may be said to begin with pop art in the 1960s and to embrace much of what followed including conceptual artneo-expressionismfeminist art, and the Young British Artists of the 1990s.


Postmodernism was a reaction against modernism. Modernism was generally based on idealism and a utopian vision of human life and society and a belief in progress. It assumed that certain ultimate universal principles or truths such as those formulated by religion or science could be used to understand or explain reality. Modernist artists experimented with form, technique and processes rather than focusing on subjects, believing they could find a way of purely reflecting the modern world.

While modernism was based on idealism and reason, postmodernism was born of scepticism and a suspicion of reason. It challenged the notion that there are universal certainties or truths. Postmodern art drew on philosophy of the mid to late twentieth century, and advocated that individual experience and interpretation of our experience was more concrete than abstract principles. While the modernists championed clarity and simplicity; postmodernism embraced complex and often contradictory layers of meaning.


Humans prefer ‘fake vision’ to reality

Leading scientists have claimed that our brains fill in “blind spots” in our field of vision by simply inventing information.

Apparently, many optical illusions take advantage of this phenomenon by tricking our brains into placing shapes directly in our blind spots.

Now, a new study has found our brains prefer this “fake vision” to the reality.

This is proven by the blind spot optical illusion that shows how our eyes fill in gaps in information.

The brainteaser shows a series of criss-cross lines with black dots at certain intersections.

But while there are in fact 12 black dots, your brain doesn’t allow you to see all of them at the same time.

Research conducted by the University of Osnabrück, Germany, revealed that when choosing between two identical visual objects one generated internally based on information from the blind spot and an external one – we are likely to show a bias toward the internal information.

Dr. Christoph Teufel of Cardiff University, who wasn’t involved in the study, said if the brain harbors this preference in other ways, we should be less trusting of our senses.

He told New Scientist: “Perception is not providing us with a [true] representation of the world. It is contaminated by what we already know.”

Humans combine information from multiple sources to make sense of the world.

This is done according to how reliable each piece of information is.

For example, we know when to cross the road by relying more on our sight than our hearing – but this can change on a foggy day.

Study co-author Professor Peter König said: “In such situations with the blind spot, the brain ‘fills in’ the missing information from its surroundings, resulting in no apparent difference in what we see.”

“While this fill-in is normally accurate enough, it is mostly unreliable because no actual information from the real world ever reaches the brain.”

“We wanted to find out if we typically handle this filled-in information differently to real, direct sensory information, or whether we treat it as equal.”

König and his team asked 100 study participants to look at a picture of a circle of vertical stripes, which contained a patch of horizontal stripes.

The circle was positioned so that, with one eye obscured, the patch of horizontal stripes fell within the other eye’s blind spot.

As a result, the circle appeared as though there was no patch and the vertical stripes were continuous.

Next to this was another circle of vertical stripes without a patch of horizontal stripes.

People were asked to choose which circle seemed most likely to have continuous stripes.

The team were expecting that people would choose the circle without a patch more often — but participants chose the circle that had the filled-in patch 65 percent of the time.

Study lead author Benedikt Ehinger said: “We thought people would either make their choice without preference, or with a preference towards the real stimulus, but exactly the opposite happened — there was in fact a strong bias towards the filled-in stimulus inside the blind spot.”

The team says that understanding how we integrate information from different sources with different reliabilities can inform us of the mechanisms used by the brain to make decisions based on our perceptions.


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