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An Imaginary Conversation
A: The world. Something isn't quite right. What do you suppose is wrong with it?
B: In my opinion?
A: Yes, in your opinion
B: The devil and Hell.
A: My goodness, I thought you would have said it was all those others people more usually blame. Then if it is really as you say then why don't people and society expel and get rid of them?
B: For one, because some can't or won't fight them. The devil and Hell, it is commonly believed, are all wise, almighty and all powerful when it comes to knowledge, experience, cleverness and violence. Then, as well and on the other hand, there are those who wouldn't dream of resisting them; in fact who out and out embrace them. For some such, the devil and Hell are "Hot." While for yet others they are seen as acting with Heaven's blessing.
A: Even if they fomented genocide and brought about all those gruesome serial killings?
B: Yes, indeed, for some those kinds of things make them seem even more "Hot" or divine -- again, depending on one's outlook or viewpoint. I suppose it shows a sense of independent mindedness and defiance that some see as daring, amusing or impressive.
A: Well, whatever the story, I could easily think of a thousand things of more interest to me than the devil and Hell. As a matter of fact, come to think of it, I'd rather die than have to live with people like that constantly around.
B: Why many do, of course, whether out of choice or otherwise.
My stance, in short and for those who have followed thus far, is this. If after all these many years he can't come out in the open and take responsibility for his both interfering with honest communications and obstructing justice, including using or else aiding and abetting the use of brain torture radios, it follows he must be mentally unfit for such a position of power, wealth, and authority as he is allowed to possess; and if unfit then thoroughly discredited (and for which no manner or number of ghosts or angels can redeem or exonerate him.)
As much as we are or think we are good at some things, there are as many or more others at which we are not good or else entirely unqualified for; and this realization of itself can and should always act as a brake and restraint to false or unduly excessive pride in ourselves.
[Regarding the Lord of their Heaven.] Oh, he's a great ghoul certainly -- that is when he has an army with him to fight a poor man, all alone and beat up.
Salvation is lighter and even more buoyant than a feather, and which not all the heavy weight of the entire globe and or of all the planets could injure or crush. It's an old saw but true -- but if one was overly cloyed and piled under with material and relatively petty concerns, how could they ever value or grasp such a notion?
One thing a professional devil desires to do is plant error, and the longer lasting the error and the greater its durability the more successful he is. There were a number of occasions back in 2000 (i.e. somewhere at or shortly after "the height of the disturbances") when the magician tried to get me to think that it was wrong to use the word "effect" as a verb; as in the phrase that such and such "will effect such an end." For a brief time, say for a few days to a week, I took him at his word and thought he was properly correcting me -- only of course, to realize in due course the joke was on me.
I personally dedicate this next to Freeloader the Magician and his partner Oafmore (though, as you can see, largely cutting out the video part, since the song itself is bad enough.):
Those people are going to have problems whether they have it their way or they don't. And when they do have problems, be ready for trouble making; for that is how they deal with their problems.
The good news is it doesn't really take all that much intelligence to vie against and thwart the schemes and machinations of lording and criminal spirit people. The bad news is relatively few in charge today (or at least so it would seem) have even that little.
Busy or at rest, but never idle.
He takes his orders from the grave (and which helps to explain why he can and will not reason honestly.)
Two-headedness is not really (so much) the problem because there is not actually any such thing as two headedness; either it's only one head pretending to be two or else one imagining himself to be so (under another else's divine auspices and direction); for (as an example) he will say he loves this, and this, but in fact at bottom it isn't so.
Some war on terror, isn't it?
If it isn't too much bother, would someone please ask him whether his own life is actually worth all the many dirty tricks, rapes, murders, tortures, and cruelties inexpressible, etc. which he has deliberately inflicted and afflicted so many with these past 30 odd years or so?
Meanwhile, in the "they'll do it every time" department (Aug. 30 ’09, from Associated Press): "US general: New strategy needed to defeat Taliban."
I would die to get away from damnation, and regularly tell him so myself; but I have the cat to take care of (and so must live.)
(On a somewhat more serious note -- I also said he didn't have to be damnation if he would just get out of our personal lives and mind his own business. In other words, it's not as if he didn't have a choice.)
We who are so well off in so many ways are often extra sensitive to our own misfortunes and the slights and injuries done to us. Then there are those who are much worse off than we are, but, like us, are aware of their own hard circumstances. Then there are those who have it much worse than either ourselves or even these others but who don't quite or even know it.
(Who then deserves the greater sympathy?)
If I had to, at my own personal expense (and understand I am legally living on the poverty level) feed, clothe and house (say have them sleep in my home) a person less disagreeable than the ghoulish magician, it would cost me immeasurably less (both in terms of money and other and various expenses) than it does to baby sit and endure these spirit people and brain torture radios. The upshot of which is that here we have clear and irrefragable proof that criminal spirit people, sponsored and subsidized by certain very moneyed rich (regular) people are in point of fact the biggest parasites, bums and freeloaders in society's midst -- and leaving aside the question of what right they have to be here in the first place other than that they are ghosts.
They, in effect, say or imply that it is a holy honor for them to so deign to visit and make themselves at home my life (and person), and or that my shameful past requires such stern measures (for my own welfare.) But this is all a lot of bluff and hooey to disguise and distract from their need to lean on me to keep themselves propped up and standing. This is all the more interesting when you consider that these same person feel they are entitle to set themselves up as secret judges and arbiters of the public and private lives and affairs of others who have nothing whatsoever to do with them to begin with.
As I always to say him, if I or all these other people or things are such a big problem (as you claim or insinuate), let's see how bad it really is when you and your friends are not around. He won't do it; because they are the real curse of it all; and who are what they are out of egotism, jealousy, self-pity, etc. as for any other real or pretended reason. So what's the point?
Later Note. A bee at least is peaceable, industrious and reliable; transfers pollen and manufacture's honey. But to say they are like bees in every other respect (than these); then, yes, you could say that they are, in their way, very much like bees.
The following is an excerpt from an A.P./Yahoo obituary for Sen. Edward Kenney (for the piece entire, see http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090827/ap_on_re_eu/kennedy_irish_legacy):
"Edward Kennedy remembered fondly in Ireland
By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Writer
"DUBLIN – Dubliners raised glasses in pubs and signed a book of condolence at the U.S. Embassy on Thursday in heartfelt tributes to Sen. Edward Kennedy.
"Kennedy was remembered as a flawed but passionate friend of Ireland who helped bring peace to the divided north and pride to Roman Catholics in the south. Many expressed admiration for a man who transcended his family's tragedies and his own demons to become a powerful political force both at home and abroad.
"'He had his peccadilloes, like all of us,' said Joe Drennan, 68, a building contractor from County Cork in southwest Ireland. 'But boy, did he overcome them. He overcame the biggest obstacle in his life — and that was himself.'
"Drennan was among those waiting patiently in line outside the embassy to leave condolences. Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, one of the first to sign the book, wrote that Ireland had lost 'a loyal and dear friend.'
"The impact of the Kennedys is immense in a country where pictures of the family adorn thousands of homes and where many people have avidly followed the glamorous, tragic clan that — in John F. Kennedy — put the first Roman Catholic in the White House.
"'Farewell to the last Prince of Camelot,' read the front page of the Irish Independent newspaper..."
"Oh, I'm just a kid at heart. I tell stories just like a kid, and I like pirates, wizards and magic. I want to take a secret oath and swear never to reveal the solemn trust, and then make it with babes and have fun."
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
In doing this and the other, I have been away from my website the past few days, and didn't plan on writing anything here this morning except to make some very brief remarks respecting the two pictures below.
The first comes from The New Catholic Picture Bible and depicts the transfiguration. The point I wanted to make is that witchcraft spirit people can create images and visions of sights such as that painted here (and there are other and similar in the NCPB, particularly those with angels.) Now is the vision real and from real heaven or is it phony? The long and short answer is, and as Maimonides would advise, if you ever happen to see or are shown such things be skeptical; otherwise, if possible, consult an expert you can trust and relate and confer with them about it. Otherwise, it is safer as a general rule to assume and receive such as fraudulent. This is not to say that there are no good angels or that they don't look like this (such as are seen in NCPB), but again it is better to assume the thing is phony -- and leave it to bona fide prophets and canonized saints to address such concerns -- unless you happen to be one yourself (probably not a likely occurrence.)
I was playing a solitaire version of Historical Alternative's "Belleau Wood" (playing both sides), and an intriguing situation arose deserving comment. As the Marines moved forward to replace the French (who are simultaneously withdrawing to be refit in the rear after some very heavy fighting), there was one French unit (marked with a "C" above) that was caught in the German onslaught. I tried as the American player to rescue the unit, but in so doing only ended up getting some of my Marines killed -- with little hope left now to save the cut off French company. The moral of the story is that in war sometimes one must make a sacrifice rather than dangerously risk losing the lives of others, and, as it occurred to me upon reflection life itself is sometimes like this where we might or must fall of victim to the enemy because to save us -- under the circumstances -- would only endanger others. It is in such situations that faith becomes all important, and we must leave it to our general decide what is the best move that needs to be made. Ideally, there would be no war in the first place, but as you already know, life, unfortunately, is not always so simple and easy as that.
In looking over a recent voter's pamphlet, I noticed that Hell it seems prefers us to have one of two kinds of leaders: one that is dumb and friendly, and one that believes they must be cynical and conniving in order to bring about the greatest social good. Of course, if it is election time for you as well, I suggest you not vote for either.
The health of the mind lies in just reasoning; while the health of the heart lies in courage and compassion. So that it is among the ultimate objects of true religion to assist in making a person's soul well in these respects (while allowing for their natural inclinations, abilities and limitations otherwise); the idea being that if you have a healthy soul, you, in effect, have what you most need on the most fundamental of levels. At the same, if your soul is dead and you are without such health, what good in the end are all the worldly riches, fame, privileges, etc. to you? This is why the devil laughs at when you are not looking, and why we laugh at you when you are.
When things are in place,
Life is fine,
But when they're not,
For Death we pine.
Life is a game.
Death is a Game.
We take turns,
Life and Death
And though what we play
Is not what we would,
It's still a game
Just the same.