My head hurts. I've been trying to work out what we'd see if a four-dimensional being protruded into our three-dimensional world. Starting from the point of view of a two-dimensional creature who meets a three-dimensional one (Edwin Abbot's 'Flatland' the text of which is probably free somewhere because it's out of copyright) and extraoplating that creature's 2D image of a 3D creature into a 3D observation of a 4D one.
It could appear and disappear simply by making use of a spatial dimension we can't access, but when it was here, what would we see? I have a feeling it would look like what we generally refer to as a ghost. As to specific appearance, well since it has total control over what it pokes into our dimension, it could appear any way it wants.
If I can get this little story written it should infuriate everyone of every religion everywhere. It's not an atheist tract, it's even worse than that, it's an entirely new religion that binds them all together while simultaneously denying the reality of all religions, including itself.. If this doesn't get me a nasty letter from the Pope, nothing will.
Once it's out I'll have to be on my guard against the Secret Ninja Jehovah's Witnesses. They say the last thing anyone hears is a breathy voice...
I had another go at getting the cartoons onto Kindle. Still no luck. These old ones might have to be restricted to print-only and a new set drawn specifically for the Kindle screen size. They could work as PDF on a computer screen but I don't think they'll work on little E-readers.
Something occurred to me. I have always maintained, in smoking-related arguments with the religious, that the Holy Books say nothing about smoking. They don't say you can, but they don't say you can't. The Government won't let you smoke in a church, but God doesn't mind. So who is the higher authority?
I was wrong. The Bible mentions smoking. A lot.
Leviticus 1:13 : He is to wash the inner parts and the legs with
water, and the priest is to bring all of it and burn it on the altar. It
is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the
Leviticus 1:17: He shall tear it open by the
wings, not severing it completely, and then the priest shall burn it on
the wood that is on the fire on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an
offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
Leviticus 2:2 :
and take it to Aaron's sons the priests. The priest shall take a
handful of the fine flour and oil, together with all the incense, and
burn this as a memorial portion on the altar, an offering made by fire,
an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
There is a long list of these available. It seems that God likes the smell of something burning, which means those who object to the smell of smoke are heretics and must be cast out.Perhaps we should torture them a little first.
There is more:
Leviticus 3:16: The priest shall burn them on the altar as food, an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma. All the fat is the Lord's.
Numbers 15:7: and a third of a hin of wine as a drink offering. Offer it as an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
So God likes a smoke, a drink and some fatty food. If it's good enough for God, then who am I to argue?
No wonder the Righteous want God banned. He's setting a bad example to us all.