Artistic Frames of Reference
Explicit ideas: a literal thing, concept, person, place, or time
Representations: seeing more than literal meaning
Points of view: characteristics of the creator or audience (I.e., age, culture, gender, period in history, and education)
Imagine if variable frames of reference could be applied to religiosity. Maybe humans could better co-exist? You could have your opinions and I could have mine. You could have an explicit frame of reference and mine could be representational. You could see Christmas as the birth of Christ and I could see it as a day off from work to exchange presents and share food with loved ones. And we can hug out our right to our point of view. Without forcing singular realities, flexible frames of reference make us a less judgmental world from the inside out.