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Vote John Calvin by Rommel13 Vote John Calvin by Rommel13
A satire of the famous Obama posters. Done completely in Photoshop with the pen tool and rotoscoping one of the more famous paintings of John Calvin.

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EDIT: Various forms of this artwork can now be found at an online store I created. [link]
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Ovid2345 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
You've got my vote.

(Though that is a very unCalvinist thing to say.)
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WolfieInu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Haha, brilliant :D
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Thanks :)
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WolfieInu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
np ^^
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Sibek Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
As a Calvinist myself, I like it! It isn't really overly insulting, it is just stating what we are rather then 'correcting it' in a sense that you are belittling it. So while it is a joke in the sense, it is one we can laugh at ourselves.

"What is choice yet something that is predetermined by your past which you cannot choose?" (quoting myself fyi)
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Yeah my Calvinist friend loved it. He even (with my permission) set it as his avatar at his various blogs.

So do you watch a lot of James White, or read John MacArthur and John Piper?
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Sibek Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Can't say I do, more of the thinker type then the research/learner type (even though I do like to research/learn, I'd say I do more actual thinking about what I read/learn then actual reading or learning), however, since I am not purely based on my own thinking, (of course, one without the other is pointless, learning without thinking is a robot and thinking without learning... you'd know nothing) I will take the time to read up on those you mentioned.

So thanks for the names, will look them up, see what those guys are about.
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Heh, satire is fun XD Reminds me of the mock-Obama poster my dad wants me to do.
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Hey show him this :P
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DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
*looks at the Calvin poster and the Obama*...what's the difference?
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Calvin didn't believe in a black Jesus?
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DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
oh well this is true. And Calvin most likely....wouldnt have voted obama either
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Can't tell any way. Calvin is dead...DEAD!
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DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
yes this is very true too
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Foxxy-Tomo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
lol thats so funny!!

i seen alot of weird stuff in some magazines my stepmom set me about obama and stuff....its kinda...weird...like the art, and the novelty item things.
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Even weirder is when he speaks and people act like he's freakin' Elvis. I mean yeah, sure, there are plenty of politicians I love, but I wouldn't lose my mind like I was a teeny-bopper at a Beatles concert :O
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Foxxy-Tomo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
LOL or a teen gushing over that twlight movie!!!
My stepmom sent over some magazines and that movie is huge there!! WTF!

Fan girls suck
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Twilight...I refuse to have anything to do with it. I haven't seen the movies, I haven't read the books...I read on synopsis of what the story was essentially about and gave up :roll:

Yes, fan girls do suck. Fan boys too. Both groups ruined Inu-Yasha and Naruto for me, respectively.
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Foxxy-Tomo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
LOL I'm in china for god sake and the fandom I herd is insane!!!

And oh yes.... Anime fandom... It makes anime a huge turn off for me now....
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Yeah same here. I haven't bought any new anime in a while. I haven't even gone into the anime section at any Best Buy or video store. I don't know if it's too commercialized now (because let's face it, when you, your sister and I were growing up, it was still kind of a niche thing) or the nerdy fans drive me away, but I just lose interest.

I still have my collection, I still watch my favorite anime (Excel Saga, Ninja Scroll, Golgo 13, etc) and I still seek after the classics or the stuff by people I know, but as far as new stuff...bleh.
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Foxxy-Tomo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
same. I'm awaiting blade of the immortal! I found fan subs online!

But other then that... Bleh... On everything... We I think, ate the last generation to know the greatness of the old anime and suffered the readings and shit in school cause it was a dork thing LOL!!! Now its a must for everyone.!
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
And now all the American stuff is trying to copy it, which I really hate. Let's face it, the Japanese and American styles of animating are different, and Americans can't pull it off. They also don't understand certain aspects of Japanese animation: for example, action is done very quickly - Americans still try to animate every single move, which makes the fighting slow, which makes it look like something from an old Star Trek fight scene *cue music*.
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Edme Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
.........Thanks for clearing that up - I nearly got an impression I wasn't catching up (again :roll:) on most recent events of your spiritual life :phew:

(or am I indeed ":phew:"? I dunno really...)

:P
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rumiko-skiler Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Pffffff, I'm sending this to a couple of Obama fanatics just to see their faces and "subliminally" force them to read why is it related to Obama (apart from the retro style of the poster :XD: )

Also, I never readed about Calvinism - but on a side note, I like how you vectorized the poster to look like some of those "andy warhol-esque" graphics xD

Now to "culturalize" myself *downloads the thing you putted on a previous comment*
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
:XD: Essentially Calvin believed that mankind was predestined by God to either be "saved" or "lost" - ie if you're Christian, that mean God decided a long time ago you would be Christian.

Of course you have to wonder why Christianity believed the exact opposite some 1500+ years before Calvin.
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Mystakaphoros Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I so love this. I'm thinking there are a few others that you could do this with... Darwin is the one that jumps out at me the most. Any revolutionary would work as well (maybe Marx or Lenin?)
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Naaah, given that the Obama posters were actually based off of those retro political posters, it might get a bit redundant. :)

Maybe I'll do one of Jesus with the words, "Yes God can!"
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jaakobou Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Very niice work.
Too bad I don't have the time to read up on this guy.
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
If you want, you can download e-sword ( [link] ), then go to their download section and install John Calvin's Insitutes. It's a long read, and like I said I'm not a Calvinist, but it's an important read just to understand another viewpoint.
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jaakobou Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
There's just no way that I can find time for that in the near future... sigh.
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Me sorry :(
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Iron-Confederate Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What is the difference between the Obama's Change and Calvin's Change?
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
John Calvin was educated?
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Iron-Confederate Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Other than that, I meant what are their principles and policies?
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Well the use of "unconditional change" is a play off of the Calvinist doctrine of "unconditional election," which is one of the Five Points of Calvinism (which, ironically, were written after Calvin had died). The other points are Total Depravity, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints.

Like I said, more of a random joke I came up with. My friend had said, "Don't blame me, I voted for Calvin." I started joking about poster ideas, and came up with this. Given that Obama came from a heretical church that teaches black theology (which is Nation of Islam for Christianity) I doubt he knows what Calvin was about ;)
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Iron-Confederate Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the info.
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
No problem. Now you know...the rest of the story 8-)
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Kajm Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ok, that is just hilarious. Helps to know the guys' background (which I do .... )
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
"Calvin? Didn't he hang out with a tiger or something?"
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Kajm Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh that's just all in your imagination. Or... was it His imagination.......?
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
I believe I once read Bill Watterson intentionally left it open-ended :)
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