Will you look at that... I go and get myself sick for a week, and the fun just keeps on rolling in this thread!
I don't know if my honesty necessarily comes from knowledge or hubris. It's really not a blind-arrogance, or an out-of-control self-image that makes
me see corruption and a faulty infrastructure in all of his accounts. It is the hypocrisy of his words, the slander in his thoughts and views, the
arrogance and god-complex he possesses, the pity he tries to elicit, and the lack-of-awareness on topics he purports to be a sage of that make me look
down on him and his stance.
I think my honesty comes from an unflinching desire to seek truth wherever it may lead. When he says something genuinely false, and gives an
'experience' to 'prove' it's falsehood, then I have to step up and say "that's not the only interpretation available". An example being his
Knights Templar rant, wherein he cast them as a maniacal force of impending doom. My experience has been that the Templar were just an early Gnostic
Brotherhood dedicated to making themselves better human beings, procuring and saving a vast wealth of religious and mythological Syncretism, and at
times defending their leaders from harm.
I don't know though, if Shadow'd been more open-minded, and less "Right Wing Fundamentalist" about his unfounded beliefs than perhaps he and I
would not have found ourselves on opposing sides of the field. By creating puppet-accounts that brought his character from a "ShadowNinja" to an
"Archangel in Training" to a "Magicians Apprentice" though... that's like me creating account names going from: "Wandering Scribe" to
"Spiritiaulity is Evil" to "Aliens Enslave Us All".
It purports things I once denounced and do not believe in. For Shadow, it is Archangels since he cast off the Heavenly Host as lies, and then a
Magicians Apprentice since he said magick, astrology, and the like were evil things. It is internal hypocrisy, and it doesn't fly right with me.
Sorry for a long-winded reply, but, it's how the words came out.
Yeah... you've got to watch out for that ShadowNinja, he's a clever one... ha ha ha ha ha. Nah, I'm sure people know it's him and that we aren't
the first ones to recognize. Or maybe Woody and Phoenix and others were the first to point out that he's made another new account. Glad you've got
things straight though.
Whoa. Emotive and powerful rant there. I did not expect that from you. Understandable though, now that I know all the ways he slighted you. I kind of
wonder now how often he looks in on his old thread here and sees us carrying on without his aliens...