posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 02:54 PM
Originally posted by woodwytch
Speaking as a practicing Pagan myself I don't get the impression that the OP or any of the other posters were claiming that all Pagans are bad/evil/up
to no good etc.
No, not at all. In fact I had a long conversation about this last night. It is confusing but if we agree that the terms we use to describe the
spirit realm are as much over-simplifications as the one I am about to present then it will make more sense.
The terms also have built in bias (e.g. devil) which makes the understanding more difficult. Instead of me writing the following with those terms let
me use other names and then you can fill it in - and so I present to you:
THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD : As Presented by THE OFFICE
Pam and Jim worked for corporate in New York. Dwight had an idea and enlisted their help but all three ended up breaking the rules and getting
Michael, the boss, was annoyed but instead of firing everyone he relocated all three to Scranton and made Dwight the boss to show Dwight that running
corporate is about more than hitting sales figures. Scranton was a miserable place compared to New York, so Dwight was very upset.
Never the less, Dwight knew the only way back to New York was to be promoted out of Scranton and so he set about building his corporate empire.
Next, a few other employees including Meridith, Ryan and Creed came to Scranton, having also been kicked out of corporate. Ryan, Creed, and the
others were not as savvy as Dwight. They hated Scranton and so they set about making an absolute mess of it.
Ryan and Creed started partying (and experimenting) with the people of Scranton in hopes that once Michael saw how much of a disruption they were he'd
have no choice but to bring them back to New York.
Michael did notice but Dwight was the manager and he was waiting on Dwight to step in and stop Ryan and Creed. Eventually, having seen that Dwight
failed and that the people of Scranton had been completely corrupted both spiritually and physically he decided to start over, relocating everyone to
Stamford. Ryan, Creed, and the others that caused the mess were left in Scranton so that they could not ruin Stamford.
Dwight was again given the manager position in Stamford. He realized at this point a promotion back to New York was not going to happen and if wanted
to return to New York he was going to have to do it himself. Having seen the force that was unleashed by Ryan and Creed he set about his plan by
giving the people of Stamford training seminars using his advanced knowledge of what they did at corporate. The people were enthralled with the
knowledge and set about building a portal which would take everyone to New York.
Michael caught news of what was being built in Stamford and decided that his point with Dwight was finally proven. He came down and divided the
people up in to 77 new branches, gave them new sales material to quote from, and pulled the plug on their inter-office communication system.
Dwight was disciplined and moved to legal. Not all of the new 77 branch managers were able to keep themselves from becoming corrupted by their
employees. A few started to feel empowered by their successes. They did not want to return to New York, they enjoyed the power of running a branch
too much and as a result they started forcing their employees to worship them as condition of employment.
Each time the news of a branch abuse reached Michael he closed the branch or allowed it to be merged in to a larger branch. Now, very often the
manager of the closed branch refused to merge and started a sales war with the other branches.
Dwight, seeing the corruptibility of the branch managers, realized that he did not need to be the branch manager to have his will be done. In
addition he could have a sacrificial branch manager shield himself from Michael decisions. So, over time he tempted one branch manager after another
in to following him or reported their transgression back to Michael in order for their branch to be merged with someone he did control.
Michael figured out how manipulative Dwight had become and what his eventual plan would be and so Michael decided to start a branch of his own in
Jerusalem . That did not sit well with the other branch managers that were not loyal to Michael because they knew Michael was a miracle worker in
sales. A few of the branch managers, realizing they had no hope of outselling Michael fairly even decided to cheat the system like Creed and Ryan had
Michael's employees in New York were the cream of the crop so when he started a new branch outside of New York he had a lot more trouble than he was
used to in maintaining morale. The new employees just did not seem to get the value of hard work and self-discipline.
Now, understand also that Michael had to run back and forth between New York and Jerusalem which were some distance apart and his employees in
Jerusalem started to whine about the lack of his presence and demanded a co-Manager be appointed. Michael, knowing that he could not be tempted by
Dwight but that a co-manager could was very angry but wanting his employees to be happy (and live with their choices) he conceded.
Dwight then jumped at the chance to close down Michael's branch by tempting co-manager after co-manager. Michael, distraught at his own employees
choices in Jerusalem, and knowing that his co-managers would continue to be tempted by Dwight decided make his final move. He sent his son to start a
new virtual branch (Dunder Mifflin Infinity), taking the best of the best employees from each of the other branches with the promise that all faithful
employees would be promoted directly to New York.
Dwight, furious that his "rightful" promotion would be given to his subordinates manipulated the branches in Rome and Jerusalem to kill Michael's son.
The new branch did not have a visible structure making it difficult to find and destroy.
Dwight then tried to establish branches in the son's name, which worked sparingly, but the virtual branch continued to increase in size.
Now, Dwight has removed the corrupted branch managers and replaced them with his own employees. And as of 2011, his plan to unify all of the visible
branches continues via these dynastic, influential, and wealthy branch managers which control nearly all of the world, but worship him but only in
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