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One Liam in Three Persons by ninjaink One Liam in Three Persons by ninjaink
As a Catholic, and as a Christian in general, I'm often asked (or told) to explain the nature of the Trinity (one God in 3 Persons). It is a bit of a mystery that takes time and study to completely understand.

So I came up with this example, albeit an imperfect one: Liam Neeson. He's one guy, sure, but if you watch three of his movies at once, he's ONE Liam, an actor, representing THREE persons... at the SAME TIME!

Thank you, Liam Neeson, for helping us to (hopefully) better understand through an imperfect analogy the perfect nature of God. :)

Art by Timothy Lim
Text provided by Robert Simpson
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sampea Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Nice.
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timfortune9 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
This so blasphemous, but downright hilarious at the exact same time.
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MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
pretty cool
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:iconlordpendragonofcaria:
Its almost spooky, how fitting he seems for all of these godly roles :O Taking it a step further, I like to say that he's perfect more so for fatherly/father-figure roles, ranging from wise (i.e. Zeus, Aslan, Qui-Gon, etc.) to badass (Taken).
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warrior-prince Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Very creative. Impressive
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Aerocog Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I always had a little reserved thought that Liam Neeson was God.
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:icon2wingo:
2wingo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He can't be, because Morgan Freeman is God.
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AidanBeardo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Win
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KoopaPrez Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
You have managed to combine to of my most favorite things in one picture: Catholicism/God and Liam Neeson. I salute you, good sir!
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PadawanLinea Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love this!!! Liam Neeson is always great!
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:iconheraldodelmoro:
heraldodelmoro Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Lian Nelson, the new Chuck Norris
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PadawanLinea Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
your comment FTW
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VesperBond Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the best, simplest explanation of the Holy Trinity I have ever seen. You have another fellow Catholic's approval! Also: I will use this if anyone asks me how Christianity works :)
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ninjaink Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! From one Catholic to another, it's rare to find someone who understands and appreciates the humor. :) Plus I'm in the South, where we're virtually extinct!
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
So clever.

:)
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Arias87 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Liam Neeson himself looked a lot like Jesus in TPM
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Shugamri Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
1 Chronicles 12:05: "Eluzai, Jerimoth, Bealiah, Shemariah and Shephatiah the Haruphite;"

2 Chronicles 12:05: Then the prophet Shemaiah came to Rehoboam and to the leaders of Judah who had assembled in Jeruzalem for fear of Shishak, and he said to them, "This is what the LORD says, 'You have abandoned me; therefore, I now abandon you to Shishak.'"

It's actually rather amusing that there are actual Chronicles verses that can go with the Aslan reference, though it's a shame they don't fit the picture.

But yeah, this is a rather interesting way of trying to explain the Trinity. I find the use of Neeson's Zeus as God the Father both fitting and disconcerting and discomforting. Fitting because a big complaint about last years Clash of the Titans was that Neeson was basically playing (Judeo-Christian) God with shiny armour. Disconcerting and discomforting because, as bad as a lot of naysayers make God out to be in Old Testament, God NEVER was the selfish, prideful, lustful, unfair, unfaithful, rapist tyrant that Zeus was.

Still, I can't help but wonder what an Old Testament book called Titans would have been like. Maybe it could have been an epic like Exodus, with God versus Greek Mythology.
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2wingo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I read a comic book once that had the Greek gods showing up just after the Crucifixion to trash-talk Jesus.
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Shugamri Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I remember hearing about that. Truth be told, while I did like the fact that Jesus proceeds to beat the living tar out of the Greek gods, I don't really care for that comic to be honest.
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2wingo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I only liked the god-fight part, myself.
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fredakat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
I would love to see this on a shirt.
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:iconninjaink:
ninjaink Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on it. :)
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Somedumbass3 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student General Artist
WIN!
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drewgovier Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Ha! This is awesome, dude!
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meleemailman Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Just... no words to describe...
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CielElric Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!1111 THIS IS AWESOME!!!1
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Kadeart0 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I love Liam Neeson so much, my most favorite actor and his voice is sexy XD
Your work is awesome!
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Angelic-Ruin22 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Wow this actually made sense to me. Normally when people explain the Trinity to me, I get confused ._.
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JulieFlute Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Epic!
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Baihu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Man, try understanding the Hindu pantheon, who is one supreme being, split into multiple facets. We're talking in the HUNDRED variations here, short of the more famous ones.
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is epic! Awesome way to explain one of the many wonders of our Lord, keep up the great work!
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Sanga--sempai Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
=_="
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MBlackwood Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Filmographer
MOST EXCELLENT! XDDD As a fellow Catholic (and HUGE Liam Neeson fan), this has got to be just about my favorite image on deviantART. You win the internet, good chum. :iconfreeinternetplz:
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GerbilAssassin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
This almost makes me want to convert
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thygriever Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice job! i love what you did here :)

Actually i was thinking you shoulda did the "Taken" Liam for the Father. It fits almost perfectly. He represents a strong willed Father that will never let you go no matter what. And he is invincible to the forces of evil, with a strong vengeance :D
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DAXRULZ Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Liam Neeson=GREATEST ACTOR EVER.
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SuperSaiyan4Godzilla Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Writer
Mmm, you just made 13 years of Catholic school worth it.

Cheers, bro!
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MixAllen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist
Haha, that's actually a really good way of explaining it!:D Liam Neeson rocks.
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Djoseph Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Nice that you worked in the Schindler's list quote. :thumbsup:
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
As a fellow Catholic, I found this to be amusing beyond words. :D
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ninjaink Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear it! Chesterton is definitely a good influence, too. :)
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Alientraveller Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
It beats two blokes and a bird.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the addition of the line from the Talmud (did I get that right?) "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire" which was what the Jews wrote on Schindler's ring (also played by Liam Neeson.) Movie reference extravaganza!
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PrivatePoop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
I don't practice Christianity myself, but I loved absolutely everything about this image, particularly the faux numbers (what do you all those verse numbers?).
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res1986 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
They're the release dates for the films.
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CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Neeson is a BAMF.
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