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A 3-dimensional being, created a 2-dimensional world, just like an artist does on paper, but this particular artist had the power to give life to his creation. On the living flatness he drew little flat-people to experience his creation, but the little flat-people became little flat-gods in their little flat-minds, the mightiest reached out to the greatest lengths and breadths, but had no depth, nor could they realise the height of their creator, a creator they could not see, yet he saw all of them at once.
One day the creator reached down and touched the flatness with his finger, but the flat-people perceiving only 2 dimensions saw a circle. It was an extraordinary flat-world event nonetheless, for the flat-people had seen God – and God was a circle. Now somewhere else, the creator touched the flatness with three-fingers – so those people proclaimed God was 3 circles.
So mighty flat-religions sprung up, both declaring they knew God, both dragging millions of flat-people under flat symbols, there was so much killing and hatred between the factions in the name of God. Both of course were unaware that they had merely seen the slightest aspect of a being that could roll their sorry world into a ball and toss it over his shoulder without blinking an eye. .
But in his mercy the creator instructed and flattened a 3-dimensional being into the 2-dimensional world, to show the people who God was, and set them free from the fragile mortality of their flat-world. He walked and talked in the flatness, patiently teaching the flat-people in 2-dimensional symbology – urging them simply to believe in him. The flat-messiah then returned to his 3-dimensional home, and behind him he trailed a pathway for believers, a pathway that stretches from flat-world into a whole new dimension..


  • Romo
    Romoabout 6 years ago


  • thanks Romo

    – Matthew Scotland

  • StacyLee
    StacyLeeabout 6 years ago

    This is truly fascinating! I love your description and this explanation of the Gospel. Great work!

  • thanks Stacy, so glad you enjoy this style of description.

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaabout 6 years ago

    I love the thoughts and revelations behind the scene as much as I love what you have created here.

    We perceive God from our flat and linear dimensional thinking and yet God is so complete and interdimensional that whilst some claim to know Him, it is impossible to ‘know’ Him in any kind of completeness whilst we dwell in this world. Oh but I love the train of thought you have created with this. Bravo!

  • oh how beautifuly put Tahnja, yes that sums up my intention, rather than thinking outwith our dimensions, we humble our perspective to exhalt our understanding, perhaps in a more child-like manner. – Thankyou : )

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Ray Schloss
    Ray Schlossabout 6 years ago

    this is AWESOME! excellent work as usual, and a great analogy. :0)

  • gee cheers Ray, i’m so chuffed the description works with the image : )

    – Matthew Scotland

  • AmandaGWright
    AmandaGWrightabout 6 years ago

    This is an incredible work, the image and words are such a beautiful couple.

  • hey amanda- like the new pic – thanks a lot for enjoying : )

    – Matthew Scotland

  • dani05
    dani05about 6 years ago

    Wow Matthew, stunning work & words.

  • thanks dani

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Jeff Schauss
    Jeff Schaussabout 6 years ago

    Super! Does this tie into the to Recarnation of Buddha that’s in the news today

  • hi jeff – no it wasnt, purely about the Christ, just a timely coincedence – i’ll check out the buddha story, been avoiding the news since obama fever overwhelmed me

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Jeff Schauss
    Jeff Schaussabout 6 years ago

    Opps That’s Reincarnation

  • Alleycatsgarden
    Alleycatsgardenabout 6 years ago

    Like a nice childrens story – a sinple explanation that perhaps generation y and z would understand
    cool art too

  • thanks Alleycat and chhers for feature too – yes thats the way, like Christ found imself speaking to children – i do hope generation x and y can digest some substance after all the junk-food

    – Matthew Scotland

  • shabbaranks2009
    shabbaranks2009about 6 years ago

    likin that jesus look like a cockney wide-oo geezer

    ps religion is a fear of death!!!!

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