I was going to post my thoughts on icons, but I realized I didn't really have anything bad to say about them. I think, like any other picture or depiction of religious figures, they can be used improperly, but I also think they are wonderful pieces of art that have a definite apologetic appeal to them. If a person wants to use icons, fine. I'm just waiting for the icon or crucifix that portrays Christ as he really was on the cross: naked with ribs exposed and skin covered in blood. Violent? Yes. Truthful? Very much so.
Note: Edited because I kant spel