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..