Surely death is not death, and humanity is not extinct; but merely passed into other shapes, unsubjected
to our perceptions.
The very existence of the Jews as an autonomous, unsubjected
people undermined the creedal system that empowered ecclesiastical Christianity--the divinity of Christ, the transubstantiation of the Eucharist, clerical monopoly on text and interpretation of the Bible (especially the subversive passages of the Hebrew Bible).
Just as Socrates used to tell us not to live a life unsubjected
to examination, so we ought not to accept an impression unsubjected
to examination, but should say, 'Wait, allow me to see who you are and whence you come' (just as the night-watch say, 'Show me your tokens').
From early on, "Time Passes" renders existence in its anonymous and unsubjected
state, existence as there-is, as interrogation: