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he stands with his back to the light, struggling to fathom the world in the black shadow he casts upon it.

an image that grew from a sketch in the margins of the bible

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dark, light, god, darwin, evolution, creation, christian, atheist, atheism, dawkins, faith, belief, spiritual, analogy, metaphor

Comments

  • Melissa Park
    Melissa Parkover 4 years ago

    Excellent work, very thought provoking.

  • thanks melissa

    – Calgacus

  • jewd barclay
    jewd barclayover 4 years ago

    Brilliant matt…great metaphor..blessings

  • thanks jewd, blessings to you

    – Calgacus

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 4 years ago

    totally awesome and profound, Matthew!! WOW…

  • thanks Catherine, it was an honour and duty to recieve the image

    – Calgacus

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 4 years ago

    Wow what a concept. Now this bears some thinking about. Off to muse and mumble…

  • muse and mumble lol, that image appeared in a flash, there must be more flying around, glad you like

    – Calgacus

  • Patricia Howitt
    Patricia Howittover 4 years ago

    YESS! “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge …”

  • ah fantastic quote, thankyou

    – Calgacus

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 4 years ago

    at first I just had to laugh because in reality this is the sight of every Christian when faced with not just and atheist but worse, the ones who have been duped into believing the lies of the Devil. But then, all complexities aside of the number one cause for the lack of understanding of God due to that one big word no human ego can stand, suffering, God has so much patience with us and there He is viewing this scene every moment and He is the one who is wounded the most that you can’t help but be determined to show the same patience and long-suffering due to His great example.

    Brilliant, I love the thoughts that this sent me into and I love the way you express so much in your work. You’re awesome and you always will be

  • how very profound the thoughts you share on this – suffering is such a crucial aspect of the whole thing, and ego, well you hit it right on the head. i’m awesomely lucky to be gifted a simple image that tells a story, you are awseome too my friend

    – Calgacus

  • Jeff Schauss
    Jeff Schaussover 4 years ago

    Bravo Matt, This get a big Bawbity Beg A Boo Well done

  • hallelujah – bawbity kayano arooha nyoni – cheers

    – Calgacus

  • shadowlee
    shadowleeover 4 years ago

    brilliant piece

  • thankyou shadowlee

    – Calgacus

  • shadowlee
    shadowleeover 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS well done

  • oh how fantastic shadow – i am delighted and honoured – cheers

    – Calgacus

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    Interesting!! . . . Maybe his eyes are so fully open to the true reality and beauty of this incredible Universe that he feels no need for superstition and blind faith . . .

  • hallelujah, that sounds a beautiful state of mind to be in, but this guys other problem is sunburn to the back of the head

    – Calgacus

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