Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Primitively gagged!

I decided to write a blog to coincide with my webcomics and forum prattle.

On the Comicfury blog we were posting our unrelated art. So I did a collage piece, I know it's not original but I liked the idea of using primitive man against space age robots. The primitive men both have their voices silenced, in that one has some unusual ornament and another is mummified but he's also gagged.

The robots flying in space have metal contraptions to resemble their mouths. So it is like they have been silenced.

So here's playing with collage using creepy silenced primitive men, to weird robotic armour sealed mouths of futuristic well humanoids with no sex.

Primitive man dies with no hope - nothing more than robots in space

As for calling this piece metempsychosis that was about ... well here we go a definition is: When a living thing dies, its 'soul' or psyche takes up a new residence in some other body, which it thereby vivifies: for the psyche, bodily death means emigration, bodily birth immigration. That is the ancient doctrine of 'metempsychosis' or the transmigration of the soul. Reincarnation maybe similar. This is not what happens to the soul, read on.

Death, as to its nature, is that the spirit, the principle which animates our composite being (charges our emotions), is recalled by God who gave it and it returns to him. (Ecc. 12: 7; Luke 23:46; Acts 7: 59). But the spirit is not the man himself. Man (as in human kind) is a soul (Gen 2: 7, "man became a living soul"). This man, soul, person dwells in a body of flesh, which body can be useful to him only as long as it is energized by the spirit.

When the latter is withdrawn the body corrupts and falls to pieces, whereupon the soul, the man ceased to be a living soul and becomes dead; still existing and conscious (Luke 16:23; Rev 6: 9 - 11), but not living, in God's sense of the term. Thus the human spirit of Christ returned at death to God (Luke 23: 46: "Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit"). He Himself, the soul, went to Hades, the realm of the dead in the lower parts of the earth (Ps. 16:10; Acts 2:27; Eph 4:9). His body (the physical makeup) was buried in the tomb.

This break up of man's threefold being, death, the penalty of sin, we rightly call dissolution, because the former partnership of these three elements is dissolved. Resurrection, not reincarnation nor metempsychosis, is the reuniting of spirit, soul and body, and henceforth Christ lives in "the power of an indissoluble life" (Heb 7:16).

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