Friday, December 4, 2009
One of the disciples named Bartholemew, who has returned with the christ to judge and reign with him, is sitting on the testicle Rock 2. In his right hand is a knife and in his left hand, his own skin. This is symbolic of the judeo/christian tradition of circumcision, the symbolic act of cutting sin out of the heart. There is obviously no need for such a blood ritual since humanity is incapable of sinning, because sin doesn’t exist. So the real reason for the skin in the hand of Bartholemew is to demonstrate the cull of humanity these entities expect to fulfill.
Have a close-up look at Bartholemew and his skin. Notice how the skin drags in the water. Why is there water there? And why is there a boat in the lower right hand corner of the painting, delivering the ungodly to hell? I was under the impression hell was a hot dry place, where the fire is not quenched. There’s subliminal messages all over the place and we’re left on our own to fill in the blanks. (IM- pg 18)