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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Oct 2, 2015 at 04:54

Hi, Moh Waz.

A bit of humor, I perceive:

Well, obviously we're all fantasic emanations of life itself but the trouble with delusional thinkers who think they are 'God' is that they think everyone else is not.

That particular "God" turned out to be an escaped taxi driver from Berkeley, CA, a university town we used to refer to as "Berzerkeley". I think you're right -- I don't think he considered me to be God, nor did I myself.

This is Presidential Election season in America, and most of the Presidential candidates have been taking pilgrimages to gods like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, the Koch brothers, Jamie Dimon and George Soros. Donald Trump has angered the gods by snubbing them, and they are therefore supporting the other candidates. I think our Olympian gods are polytheists, each acknowledging the divinity of the others. Jeb and Hillary seem to be their chief priests; but anyone who opposes Trump can get a blessing in return for a little obeissence.

I've never heard about the "buddha at the gas pump" phenomenon. In California, people pump their own; but in Oregon, we protect jobs for filling station attendants. One of them may be Buddha himself. Others might be angels, or even Jesus. I don't know nor care, as long as they put the gas cap back on. In California, I suppose, I could be a buddha by pumping my own. Either way, I have to pay St. Peter at the cash register. You went on,

People are looking everywhere but inside themselves for happiness/answers. Everything outside has a creation date and a destruction date i.e. its existence is governed by time and ultimately slips away - so grasping onto things is really clutching at straws, herding cats etc.

Spoken like Solomon, Waz. My body has an expiration date, but I don't. I'm afraid I don't take very good care of either. I'm a little like Burt Reynolds in The End. Notice that when all those culties were exchanging their "containers" for reservations on the space ship following the Hale Bopp comet, I chose to stay on earth and enjoy looking at the comet. You went on,

  • The false prophet's great wonders, including causing fire to rain down frm heaven (A-bombs, etc), are tools of his craft --

but think about it - it would require a large team of tech people to pull off stunts ike that - with known science. Hardly something a lot of people are going to worship. Was there any worshipping happening when the Space Shuttle first took off and lnded? Nah... we easily lose the sense of wonder - and realise it all breaks down into the successful undertaking of a myriad of carefully planned steps with a definite outcome intended. Just last year humanity landed a spacecraft on a comet! And now it's like '..great!....next..??.'

Look, it's not even easy being God, much less a false prophet. Just look at Moses in the Wilderness -- he was like Rodney Dangerfield much of the time, getting no respect.

Do you mean the people (US and friends) worship the 'first beast'? Or the 'first beast is 'the US and friends?

The "first beast" is the world power -- which in this day and age, is the US and its leaders. The "false prophet" is probably the scientific community, and the technological wonders they represent. Obama got the Nobel Prize for doing, well... nothing. Is that obsequious fawning, or what? You ain't seen nonthin' yet.

Pizza's here. Gottarun.

Some things never change. I just finished a several-days-old pizza, just to free up refrigerator space. Now I gottarun to get rid of what it's pushing through -- part of, how did you put it? -- my "fantastic emanations of life itself". Thank God, I'm a regular guy.

Shalom shalom :-)

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