OmManiPadmeOmelet wrote: > In article <[email protected]>, > The Ranger <[email protected]> wrote: > > > Perhaps the more enlightened of this esteemed group would care to help > > this heathen understand this particular group's sociopathic needs at conversion? > > The Ranger > Give them this next time: > ~~ "We Are the Other People" ~~ > "Ding-dong!" goes the doorbell. Is it Avon calling? Or > perhaps Ed McMahon with my three million dollars? No, it's > Yahweh's Witnesses again, just wanting to have a nice little > chat about the Bible... Boy, did they ever come to the wrong house! > > So we invite them in: "Enter freely and of your own will..." > (Hey, it's Sunday morning, nothing much going on, why not > have a little entertainment?) Diane and I amuse ourselves > watching their expressions as they check out the living room: > great horned owl on the back of my chair; ceremonial masks > and medicine skulls of dragons and unicorns on the wall; > crystals, wands, staffs, swords; lots of Goddess figures and > several altars; boa constrictors draped in amorous embrace > over the elkhorn; white doves sitting in the hanging planters; > cats and weasels underfoot; iron dragon snorting steam > atop the wood stove; posters and paintings of wizards > and dinosaurs and witchy women, some proudly naked; > sculptures of mythological beasties and lots more dinosaurs; > warp six on the star-filled viewscreen of my computer; a > five-foot model of the USS Enterprise and the skeleton of a > plesiosaur hanging from the ceiling; very, very many books, > most of them dealing with obviously weird subjects... To say > nothing of the great horned owl perched on the back of my > chair and the Unicorn grazing in the front yard. You know; > early Adams Family decor. -remainder snipped here but not likely to ever be forgotten- Thanks anyway, don't believe we can use any of your undoubtedly complex, fulfilling, and interesting cosmology/theology. But your decor now - that makes me look at our own from a whole new perspective...and you say this is just your living room?