3960. What Diogenes was doing was ripping the shell from off of the back of the turtle. The turtle is defenseless without its shell, and perhaps religion is of no use without its paintings, its sculpture, and its architecture.
3961. I apologize for the rather confused and convoluted presentation of Diogenes Freens ideas, and I realize my attempt falls short of being understandable, but I am going to put the blame entirely on Diogenes himself. His ideas were half-baked and incomplete, and so, am I to be held accountable if I am unable to elucidate them clearly or in any satisfactory way?
3962. Let me just say this, Diogenes hated icons, and so he was an Iconoclast. He hated church ceremony, vestments, architecture and all of those things, as an extension of his Iconoclasm.