Might be better if you were a potted plant and all your problems would be solved....
Thank-you Jenetta. Perhaps that's why the PTB are supposedly trying to "dumb-down" the general-public. "Ignorance is Bliss". Bill Clinton supposedly said something to the effect that governance would be easy if everyone were poor and stupid. I hate to admit it, but sometimes I think in terms of creating a world with very few problems or aggravations -- and very little true-education -- where there would be no war, no corruption, no disease, no Old Testament, no Revelation, no Bill Cooper, no Alex Jones, no orthodoxymoron, etc, and et al. Sometimes I wonder if the Catholic Church was attempting to create such a world during the Dark Ages (by nefarious means)?! Vala Mal Doran said "The Truth is SO Overrated!!" What if the Old Testament is descriptive of how this universe really works?? What if the New Testament was a somewhat deceptive attempt to break with tradition?? What if Revelation was the Galactic PTB saying "No F@#$ing Way!!!"?? Perhaps I should stop researching, stop b!tch!ng -- join the Masons, work for You Know Who -- and get an office-apartment at Goldman Sachs?!
You wouldn't believe who invited me to join the Masons!! What was scary, was that they treated me like a Long-Lost Relative -- with a mixture of Respect and Contempt!! What Would King David Say?? What Would King Solomon Say?? What Would the Queen of Sheba Say?? Some of you know who and what I'm talking about.
Oh Oxy........I just love your brilliant and extensive use of the English language. "Pompous and Supercilious Self-Exaltation" indeed.
Added to that, your wry sense of humour. You are truly a classic
Thank-you Sanicle. I actually got "Pompous and Supercilious" from an Episcopal Rector in Paradise (honestly!). I wish I were a young man -- or a rich man -- and preferably both -- sort of like "The Rich Young Ruler"!! BTW -- Dr. Robert H. Schuller actually yelled at me in public!! "That was goooooooood!!!" I'm actually truly sorry how things turned-out for the Schullers and the Crystal Cathedral.
Johnny Carl -- the Estrangement -- the Bankruptcy -- the Fire-Sale -- the Death of Arvella -- Dr. Schuller's Cancer -- the Disillusioned and Disenfranchised Church-Members -- and a Lost-Concept. I honestly and truly think that the Peale and Schuller Phenomenon should be carefully, prayerfully, exhaustively studied, and refined. I was attempting to do this in the 1980's -- but that fateful day in 1989 changed everything. I lost my faith -- walked away -- and I'm still walking.