Previous William Thomas Sherman Info Page postings, quotes, observations, etc.
"Do you mean then to say that the Magician and Layne were themselves tricked and fooled by this person from outer space?"
a) fool's gold
b) real gold
* So and therefore (and as per the Magician explicitly saying so himself):
the truth is not allowed.
If it is violence it is not reason. Yes, the violence may be based on reason -- perhaps, a very great and important reason (again perhaps) -- but it is still only violence.
Ask yourself this very simple question: These people who impress, awe, intimidate you, can they face Sherman?
They recruit or intimidate with fear, bribes, trickery and mind control, and then having garnered massive support in this way say they are divinely ordained. So that now their interest is supposed to be our interest.
If that is how it is, then what I want to know is what do you have to do to get away from these people?
What would I say if I actually met? (First, almost as if, to take hold of and make off with her.) "Oh yes, this is what I want. I want one of these." (Just joking, Greta, et al.)
...Again He says, “I am the truth;” and surely none of us is so simple as to suppose that truth did not exist before the time when Christ appeared. We worship, therefore, the Father of truth, and the Son, who is the truth; and these, while they are two, considered as persons or subsistences, are one in unity of thought, in harmony and in identity of will. So entirely are they one, that he who has seen the Son, “who is the brightness of God's glory, and the express image of His person,” has seen in Him who is the image of God, God Himself.
Jesus is, then, not the leader of any seditious movement, but the promoter of peace. For He said to His disciples, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you;” and as He knew that it would be men of the world, and not men of God, who would wage war against us, he added, “Not as the world gives peace, do I give peace unto you.”
~ Origen (c. 184-c. 253), Contra Celsus, Book VIII
"Life, the great adventure." (Meanwhile while we're waiting...)
["conclusion to String Quartet no. 3, Philip Glass, Kronos Quartet"]
Oh, sure, I don't mind...
The Mystery of Willoughby's attraction explained:
a) Because they pity him (in a motherly way.)
b) It will be easier to control and have power over him; since his stupidity makes him weak.
Unless you are something like a pure innocent, that is the way children and animals are, how can one be said to be good in any meaningful way unless
they are (and duly):
d) without false pride
e) and have a fundamentally just and true sense of what is beautiful.
The idea is that when all is said and done, and despite their best trying, they can't win REALLY, or in a way that makes it worth the while. So the obvious conclusion becomes they must GET this person (i.e., who can or is capable of succeeding.) Similarly "we can't stand this person not being fooled by what we are doing (as everyone else is.) So let's get him." In addition, you often find in them a tendency to taint and hybridize things; joining that which is good with what most obviously isn't. So in the end? THESE PEOPLE? If you knew the truth and although claimed to be like unto gods (i.e., when one or other of them is not pretending to be God), and again when all is said and done, by far the greatest power they have is if we don't feel sorry for them we will get into trouble for it.
"Hail hooligan, master of amazing powers, all hail!" There, I said it, now can I go?
That he is willing to put his immortal soul on the line just and merely to get attention makes him highly dangerous.
When we look honestly and more deeply to God the Creator's perfection, it permits us in some measure to be distracted from and overlook our own and many imperfections.
While Jesus allowed, indeed complemented, the unjust steward to embezzle in light of his relinquishing Heaven, this did not justify the thief in raping, molesting or otherwise physically forcing himself on anyone.
Good advice I heard: Pray regularly if only to keep your mind and thoughts clean, and to remember those whom you should remember (but don't always.)
When I asked the cat (whose name happens to be "Lion") which stories he most preferred, I distinctly heard him tell me he likes those of or concerning Felix, Mighty Mouse, Rudolph, and or Uncle Wiggily.
But that the honour which we pay to the Son of God, as well as that which we render to God the Father, consists of an upright course of life, is plainly taught us by the passage, “You that makest your boast of the law, through breaking the law do you dishonour God?” and also, “Of how much sorer punishment, do you suppose, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” For if he who transgresses the law dishonours God by his transgression, and he who treads under foot the word treads under foot the Son of God, it is evident that he who keeps the law honours God, and that the worshipper of God is he whose life is regulated by the principles and precepts of the divine word...
~ Origen (c. 184-c. 253), Contra Celsus, Book VIII