Talk:Freedom of Worship (painting)

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Freedom of Worship (painting)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Seabuckthorn (talk · contribs) 13:27, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Nominator: TonyTheTiger(T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD)

Hi! I'll be reviewing this article for GA status, and should have my full review up shortly. --Seabuckthorn  13:27, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose is "clear and concise", without copyvios, or spelling and grammar errors:
    B. MoS compliance for lead, layout, words to watch, fiction, and lists:
    See below for issues with lead & layout.  Done
  1. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. Has an appropriate reference section:
    B. Citation to reliable sources where necessary:
    C. No original research:
  2. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    B. Focused:
  3. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
  4. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
  5. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content:
    B. Images are provided if possible and are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions:
  6. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:
    On hold for the 1b issues.  Done Pass.

WP:LEAD:  Done


I'm putting the article on hold. All the best! --Seabuckthorn  02:51, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

OK, everything looks good now. Passing the article to GA status. --Seabuckthorn  03:52, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Possible bad link[edit]

The section "Critical review" says:

Laura Claridge has written that the inspirational phrase "Each according to the dictates of his own conscience" is a "platitude that suggests the plurality of Rockwell's own thoughts on religion: its likely source was a phrase included in the Thirteen Articles of Faith by Joseph Smith."[20] In fact, Rockwell repeatedly asked colleagues about possible sources of the quote and was not told about Smith's writing until after the series was published.[24]

The phrase "Thirteen Articles of Faith" currently links to the article "Jewish principles of faith" , while the name "Joseph Smith" links to the founder of the Mormon religion.

I suspect that we need to make "Thirteen Articles of Faith" link to a different article.

- (talk) 05:35, 6 January 2016 (UTC)


Towards the end the article says "Critical review of the painting shows that some practitioners of particular faiths are disappointed by the acceptance of all faiths expressed in Freedom of Religion." Can this be clarified? It sounds like it's saying some people disapprove of the notion of religious tolerance, which seems controversial enough for further explanation. Brutannica (talk) 17:53, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Questions from a guy from germany[edit]

Hi, I'm just curious if anybody would agree that the guy above the woman with the rosary beads in the painting (the one that's holding his right hand to the chin) may represent an atheist? To me he looks as if he's in doubt to worship any kind of god. Besides that: where is the black person in the barbershop-painting? Can't find him. Thanks and regards from germany Prof.fink (talk) 16:08, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Muslim Representation[edit]

In looking at this extraordinary painting, I felt without doubt that the bottom right man with hat, somewhat darker, was Muslim. And I have seen other's say this for example Eboo Patel on NPR: "In my office hangs Norman Rockwell's illustration Freedom of Worship. A Muslim holding a Quran in his hands stands near a Catholic woman fingering her rosary." But this article states "three figures on the bottom row (right to left): a man with his head covered carrying a religious book who is Jewish..." Can a case be made for either? I thought the type of hat shown is more typical among Muslims, but would appreciate comments. Thanks. WindingRoad (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:09, 30 January 2017 (UTC)