Here is the symbolic approach of expressing my beliefs and how each of these items make me the moderate conservative person that I am. I felt like using photography for that certain job. And here they are.
Arc of Triumph: Europhillia- Yes, I love Europe and I've been there. It's a beautiful place with lots of culture and history and its my heritage. Even its classical artworks greatly influence my artwork. I am proud of the European (German, French, Polish, English, Irish) bloodline in me and how it makes me the man I am. It just saddens me that there's an immigration crisis going on there.
The Holy Bible: Christianity- I embrace this as part of my heritage as well, seeing that it plays its part in modern civilization in Europe and America. Its a mix of myth, allegory, and history made by various authors who spread the Word of God. Of course, its not a scientific book. Its meant to teach spiritual truth while teaching people how to go to heaven rather than teach how the heavens function. And I must confess that some Bible stories are a bit as funny as South Park or the Simpsons.
The Cross: Christianity- Its obviously a reminder of how our Martyr and Savior Jesus Christ died for our sis while being brutally executed by the Roman pagans and their pro-pagan sympathizers, including Judas.
Mother Mary: Catholicism- As a Roman Catholic, I believe in the Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) and that the Papacy started with Jesus declaring his disciple, Saint Peter, as the rock upon which he would found his church. Therefore, I must also revere Mother Mary since she was the one who was to give birth to the Savior in the first place. CHRISTUS INVICTUS.
On the Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin: Evolution- To me, evolution is the best way to observe and explain God's work, seeing that it is supported by fossil evidence provided within our 4.6 billion year old planet. Whenever I think of evolution, I think of a divine being who is behind the scenes of it all. I even find verses that I have evolution connect with, seeing that there isn't anything contradictionary between the two as the fundamentalists and Dawkinites want people to think. I think that Charles Darwin, who ended up becoming agnostic after the death of his ten-year-old daughter, is undoubtly the modern equivilent of the biblical Job and that he should therefore be considered a saint. Of course, evolution is God's idea and it further strengthens my faith in him. At least it makes me free from pagan superstitions like flat earth, creationism, or the idea of people being made from dirt/feces/wood/blood. And what, I ask you, is evolutionary process of natural selection if not the school house of the Lord?
The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence: Democratic-Republicanism- I see the idea of a democratic-republic as a necessity for the establishment of a prosperous nation/empire as well as the basis for Western civilization today. Unlike what fundamentalists and Dawkinites say, the Founding Fathers were actually deists, so they probably believed in God in a more secular way, seeing that the church and government should stay separate. Thus, as an American who supports religious freedom for both secularists and theists, I am proud to say that I am spiritually Catholic and philospohically deist, which means I am a beleiver in Christ who doesn't attend church and still praises him. Besides, most churches today have become perverted Evangelical Protestant nests where greedy pastors take money from their mindless followers (Ken Ham included). Also, I support the 2nd Amendment, which is the right to bear arms. People ought to be more responsible in handling their guns, which is a perfect alternative for rampant gun control. And then there's slavery, which was abolished by Abraham Lincoln under the Thirteenth Amendement and the Emancipation Proclaimation. Of course, the Neo-Confederates can't stand hearing me preach Lincoln.
The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand: Capitalism/Individualism- Just like democracy, Capitalism is a necessity for the establishment of a prosperous nation/empire as well as the basis for Western civilization today. Innovation through fair competition is what made society evolve and become so technologically advanced in the first place. Now I support Ayn Rand, minus the anti-alturism stuff, since the "alturism" that the people Rand oppose were actually selfish in a very negative way. I also believe that free will/individualism is what makes a person a truly free, enlightened creature as opposed to collectivism, which is an idea supported by pagans, Fascists, Communists, Calvinists, fundamentalists, Scientologists, and New Age spiritualists. If Jesus were still around, even he would praise capitalism and democracy. I mean, if capitalism is truly to survive and become stable, then it must merge with democratic values of fairness, equality, and free will.
Medal: The military- I know this is not a real medal, but it does symbolize my support for the military. After all, most civilizations since the beginning of human history were established by warriors such as the Egyptians, Hitties, Israelites, Greeks, Persians, Celts, Carthaginians, Romans, Chinese, Saxons, Franks, Vikings, Samurai, Templars, and Mongols. Even America was founded by means of warfare (The War of American Independence between 1775 and 1783). Without the greatest of our ancestors, who gave rise to brilliant military minds and brave heroes like Ramses, Cyrus the Great, Alexander the Great, Sun Tzu, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Ghengis Khan, Charlemange, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Otto von Bismarck, General Patton, and Winston Churchhill, the how could mankind truly defended itself agaisnt the backward, cannibalistic Neanderthal savages back in the Pleistocene? Think about it. In hoc signo Christus vinces. Also there is Luke 22:36, which may have been what inspired the Jewish Uprising against the oppressive pagan emperors of the Roman Empire:
"Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one."
The Owl: Knowledge- There is an old saying that knowledge is power and I agree with that statement 100%. After all, God favors the bright over the ignorant and he denoucnes those of the ignorant who claim themselves to be wise (Ken Ham included). Without smart people to govern society, we would be living in either primitive huts or very ugly makeshift houses.
Chinese vase: Asian culture- Just as much as I love my European heritage, so too do I take great love in Asian culture. Japanese manga, Confucianism, the Mandate of Heaven, and Asian history (particularly the histories of Japan and China) are what make me so into all of their stuff. :)
Pachycehalosaurus skull bust: Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals- What can I say? I've loved these ancient creatures made in God's image through evolution since I was a child. my dinosaur favorites are obviously Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus, Carnotaurus, Dakotaraptor, and Edmontosaurus. I also love woolly mammoths and giant ground sloths.