Was this a case of a man having a real religious vision? (And what, exactly, constitutes a real religious vision?)
Was this a matter of angels trying to drive the world nuts?
I have no idea. And neither do you.
But the question I want to raise today is this: Why does seeming insanity so often seem attached to religious matters?
Why do some people say they heard God tell them to murder someone?
Why do some people imagine that they are God's deputized servants on Earth called to straighten out the world and bring people into alignment with their individual interpretation of what God wants for the world?
And why do some followers of one religion imagine that the followers of any other religion but their own are simply crazy?
Why is "Fear not" the first thing angels learn to say at Angel School? And isn't "California Angels" an oxymoron?
Submit your answers to these questions in triplicate to firstname.lastname@example.org. Isn't that God's e-mail address? And if not, why not?
Why not? Ask your guardian angel. Almost certainly he or she speaks sign language.
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It's time to stop blaming religion for violence in the world, this HuffPo piece argues. Well, the writer has a point -- and not a bad one at that. I personally blame violence on angels (see above). Don't you?