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Case60 by alschroeder


Continuing a look at the origin of reality...largely inspired and derived from George F.R. Ellis' brilliant brief book, BEFORE THE BEGINNING.  He is NOT responsible, though, for the liberties I've taken with his logic or how I've chosen to illustrate it.


Kenosis--a Greek term, used in theology, the doctrine that Christ relinquished His divine attributes so as to experience human suffering.  It literally means an emptying, a draining out in Greek. Looked at in broader terms, it is a common theme in many religions and mythologies.


Prometheus suffered eternal torment to give his creation, mankind, a better shot at survival.


Odin gave an eye so to gain greater wisdom, then hung self-sacrificed on a tree to gain the power of Runes.


Buddha renounced the luxuries that his birth status conferred on him, renounced the petty concerns of the self, let go of the self, of the illusion that this world traps one in,  to gain oneness with Infinity, attaining Nirvana.


And of course, it is a core Christian belief  that not only did Jesus renounce divine attributes to be human, but suffered a shameful death to gain freedom from death--not just for Himself but for anyone who wants to share in it.


Oddly enough, similar themes run in the inanimate  world--and in nonsentient life.


Next time, we'll examine religious arrogance, and if it disqualifies religion as a possible explanation.











Next time: ARROGANCE AND FAITH<p>

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SuckersForJustice Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your Case comics! So philosophical, keep 'em coming. :) 
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Nero--Angelo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how Mindmistress is smart without being a smartass
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CoreBelote Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Hello there Al, it's the same Core that has been talking with you via email for a few weeks. ;) Nice gallery.
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alschroeder Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Sorry, I rarely get on Deviantart anymore, since I'm blocked from work going there. (I think it's the name.) That's why I haven't replied before now.
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CoreBelote Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
That is okay. Those blocking programs for websites can block even the most safe for work sites if it doesn't like the name of it at times. Hope you had a great vacation.
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Qt75Rx1 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Hey Al! Do you remember [AOD], who did a bit of fan-comic for MindMinstress way back when? That's me! I found you! :D
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
I just found out about MindMistress and am really enjoying the webcomic. I'm still in the process of reading it all, but i'm enjoying it. I like her just the way she is!
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Ankhareon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
hah! found you!
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1966 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005   Interface Designer
hey great comic style. love your gallery.
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alschroeder Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005
Thanks!---Al
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