[lit-ideas] True believers

God love you all and keep those messages coming.

Ritchie's a lot more patient than I am and more discerning about minute 
variations of theme -- the true sign of an artist.  I want action.  I want 
conversions.  Most here on this list aren't artists, they're like me -- 
evangelists.  We want to convert the world to the truth as we certainly know 
it.  I've been an evangelist since I was 12.  True, my truths have changed over 
time but, by golly, they've always been true if not coherent, otherwise I 
wouldn't have held them.  Everything is true, if only because we always and 
only know something is true because we believe it's true.   I once visited with 
God.  He's a very, very old man now.  He mostly dozes -- but when I asked him 
what was the true way, he chuckled.  "What does it matter?" he said, "you 
stupid people are going to kill each other regardless.  And all of you think 
you're the good guys. [He laughed heartily here until he started coughing and 
gasping for breath] "Ach," he said.  "Go, damnit, get outta here.  Go, kill one 
another.  What the fuck do I care?"  God is very cynical.

Mike Geary
Memphis

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