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What do you see? #16 — air and sea see saws

Reflections by: Yunus Emre Uzun

After the rock rolled away from the cave entrance and Jesus emerged, everyone saw him ascend to the heavens. His believers have faith that one day he will descend from heaven and take the faithful back to heaven with him.

What no humans saw was later that night Jesus came back down over the Pacific Ocean – and continued down beneath the surface. Jesus loved the earth too much to leave it. He decided to make a new home for himself in a lovely cave on the ocean floor five miles down.

It was important that no people saw Jesus was still here on earth as their religion depended on him being in heaven and choosing only his followers to save when humans had finished their chaos and mayhem on earth. A few times deep-sea diving submarines’ and research pods’ headlights flickered in the darkness. Being the son of God has its perks and Jesus would shape the pilots’ minds to go another way, away from his cave home.

Although he did not need to breathe oxygen or eat food, Jesus craved being on the surface and doing both from time to time. It was then he would slowly rise rise rise, appreciating the life forms he passed along the way. His favorites were sea turtles and parrot fish.

That first breath after hitting air always felt the best. Finding an out of the way restaurant and sneaking into the kitchen and nabbing tasty tidbits always gave Jesus a thrill. Pulling his hoody over to shroud his face, Jesus would walk about and hope not to get harassed by either gang members or police officers; he enjoyed being amongst humans again. They were fine in small doses, if only they could learn to appreciate their Mother Earth.

After his airside excursion, Jesus would walk back to the water, blending into the night. On the way back to his underwater abode, he took “the express,” where he simply dissolved into particles and reconstituted in seconds back in his cave.

The End

Please note: this story about a famous religious figure is in no way meant to be disrespectful or blasphemous. It’s a fun fictional story that I think Jesus would enjoy.

Sadje is the host of What Do You See?

18 thoughts on “What do you see? #16 — air and sea see saws

  1. I found your story very interesting Li. The Apostles’ Creed a prayer that I learned a long time ago says that Jesus was raised from the dead after His crucifixion and He descended into Hell and then rose into Heaven on the third day. I think the church changed this part later on as people didn’t want to think about Christ entering Hell. I always felt that he went to purgatory to liberate the souls that were condemned there for Original Sin.

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    1. Wow, Jim, this is the first hearing that part about his going to Hell before ascending. I think every human on the planet has earned a spot in hell. It isn’t fair that only a few select got chosen to go there, so good I’m glad they were liberated. At the same time, nobody is worthy of heaven either. Or maybe after living through trials and tribulations here in our earthly lives, we have all earned a place? I guess we’ll find out eventually…

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  2. I think your story is also reflective of the ability to see things differently. It was interesting to read Jim’s comment. So often those in charge of any religious belief make things easier for the masses. Take Michael Angelo’s paintings or others that God is an old white guy. Even Jesus…or Rabbi Joshua as some believe… anyway take into account the time period and the location and it is more likely that Jesus had a darker completion, different facial construction and dark possibly tight curly hair. As for God… that entity in some religions has either no gender or both.

    Also brings to mind the statues of holy people that are supposed to cry – in one show I watched it was proven that minute holes in the eye ducts were triggered by hidden priests… so what one believes is truly, I think open to many interpretations. And good stories!

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