Previous William Thomas Sherman Info Page postings, quotes, observations, etc.
["ANTHONY NEWLEY-SOMETHING IN YOUR SMILE"]
...Take the movie industry today, for example. Isn't it frightening that such stupid and childish people should have so much money in and on their hands; and in order that they could foist on the public such repetitious, wretched and sickly trash? All of which serves to remind us that what this country, and society in general, sorely and urgently needs is adult supervision.
Both Christ and Satan are extremists. Yet the one is an honest person and healer, while the other is a liar and a murderer. Why then someone would prefer the one rather the other, it's difficult to understand and fathom. But as much as any reason one might cite, throwing their lot in with lying and murdering is the only way they know of for securing either money or women.
Spirit people are the supreme sin, horror, and cancer of the universe; for no one compares to them in criminality and viciousness. And the ones that come even remotely close in that wise are their followers, henchmen, and slaves among regular, flesh and blood, people. For this reason, they must, if possible, must be blotted out of existence -- (pretended) God, heaven, and all. True God created only what was good; their fashioner, on the other hand, is no less than Frankenstein himself. It was he who constructed and molded them to be his emmissaries of falsehood, mayhem, and evil in our midst; while at the same time affording him the opportunity of gaining no little attention for himself; as evidence of his cleverness and proof of his great power to rule over us.
It's as I told him. While, for the time being, he can continue to persecute, hound, and torment us, he's like this person saying or crying out "Come and get me coppers! Let me see you do it! I'd like to see you do it!" And though he carries on so, they can, and it is just a matter of time before ultimately they will.
What was previously Comcast is now known as XFinity; while Bonz Buddy is now called Bing.
["Robert Goulet - I Won't Send Roses"]
The ghostly magician, in that uncanny and adroit manner of his, conveys to you an amazing and mysterious sign; too marvelous to be a mere coincidence, and pregnant with life meaning and significance, and which confirms your right and moral beliefs; thus, you think, and you think it is a message from God Sometime afterward, he then sends you another; only this time confirming the evil teachings of the adversary. So that you then are led to think that it comes from God also. Consequently, whenever you receive get a wondrous sign or other-worldly intimation; say, tied to some extraordinary coincidence or event, you come to believe it is from God -- regardless of whether that sign, etc. enjoins you to act morally or otherwise. Now the magician has you in the palm of his hand. For, irregardless of the content of the message, you have no recourse but to think that it is God somehow speaking to you.
While some of its many victims may in fact be or lie below us, without question, the ruler of Hell inhabits (what amounts to) a palace in the sky.
Excerpts from Augustine's epistles continued.
7...For the man who so deals with the wicked as to make them repent of their evil doings, is one who knows how to be angry with them, and yet consult for their good; for as bad companions hinder men's welfare by compliance, so good friends help them by opposition to their evil ways. The same weapon with which, in the proud abuse of power, he took away the lives of others, inflicted a much deeper and more serious wound on his own soul; and if he do not remedy this by repentance, using wisely the long-suffering of God, he will be compelled to find it out and feel it when this life is ended. Often, moreover, God in His wisdom permits the life of good men in this world to be taken from them by the wicked, that He may prevent men from believing that to suffer such things is in their case a calamity. For what harm can result from the death of the body to men who are destined to die some time? Or what do those who fear death accomplish by their care but a short postponement of the time at which they die? All the evil to which mortal men are liable comes not from death but from life; and if in dying they have the soul sustained by Christian grace, death is to them not the night of darkness in which a good life ends, but the dawn in which a better life begins.
~ Letter 151
1...Taking occasion from this young man's case, you propose and discuss an extremely obscure question concerning the soul—whether it is associated when it goes forth from this body with some other kind of body, by means of which it can be carried to or confined in places having material boundaries? The investigation of this question, if indeed it admits of satisfactory investigation by beings such as we are, demands the most diligent care and labour, and therefore a mind absolutely at leisure from such occupations as engross my time. My opinion, however, if you are willing to hear it, summed up in a sentence, is, that I by no means believe that the soul in departing from the body is accompanied by another body of any kind.
2. As to the question how these visions and predictions of future events are produced, let him attempt to explain them who understands by what power we are to account for the great wonders which are wrought in the mind of every man when his thoughts are busy. For we see, and we plainly perceive, that within the mind innumerable images of many objects discernible by the eye or by our other senses are produced—whether they are produced in regular order or in confusion matters not to us at present: all that we say is, that since such images are beyond all dispute produced, the man who is found able to state by what power and in what way these phenomena of daily and perpetual experience are to be accounted for is the only man who may warrantably venture to conjecture or propound any explanation of these visions, which are of exceedingly rare occurrence. For my part, as I discover more plainly my inability to account for the ordinary facts of our experience, when awake or asleep, throughout the whole course of our lives, the more do I shrink from venturing to explain what is extraordinary. For while I have been dictating this epistle to you, I have been contemplating your person in my mind—you being, of course, absent all the while, and knowing nothing of my thoughts,— and I have been imagining from my knowledge of what is in you how you will be affected by my words; and I have been unable to apprehend, either by observation or by inquiry, how this process was accomplished in my mind. Of one thing, however, I am certain, that although the mental image was very like something material, it was not produced either by masses of matter or by qualities of matter...
~ Letter 159