I read an interesting set of words in a sentence about religious skepticism. The priest stated “...asking questions...(is) the urge of a corrupt soul”. How can one human--even that special sort--know anything about another human’s soul? No one even knows what a “soul” is or if such a trait even exists. This is the height of arrogance and manipulation. This only worked in the Dark Ages (or should have), when fear of the unknown was greater than it should be today.
_ Please hate us.
We are arrogant and selfish.
A headline in the Guardian caught my attention. I had to stop and consider what it was saying, because I did not trust my first impression. It read: "PM urges Taliban to stop fighting".
Does British Prime Minister David Cameron--or anyone, for that matter--think that a bunch of tough men waging war against an invader of their rugged tribal area will heed anything mouthed by a soft foreign politician and leader of an insignificant nation, whose army their ancestors once drummed out of the region when it was at the peak of its global power?
And, just imagine the reaction of the average English yob to a similar call from a foreigner to change their behavior...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.