Go ahead, ask me that question. But before you do, answer a few questions for me. 1). Have I not been uncharacteristically patient and tactful with you? Yes, yes I have. I know I have. I know because I not only force myself to construct careful answers to your questions, but I also suppress all visible signs of teeth grinding and eye rolling. This is a difficult task for me. It involves not only preventing myself from visibly expressing my frustration, but also to suppress the efforts I have to go to make it appear that I am not trying to suppress these things. It’s really a two step mental process (don’t let my genuine reaction show, and then don’t let it show how painfully difficult this is). I do this for you. 2). Have I not made it clear that I am merely asking you to understand the basic principles that underlie how practitioners in my field of study interpret this particular aspect of the world? Yes, yes I have. I have only asked that you attempt to understand this point of view, I have not required you to adopt it. We have covered this ground before in my responses to your other questions. Remember that one about Noah?
I now see that yet another nugget of information I just presented to you is causing alarm bells in your head. You are imagining horns sprouting from my head. I can detect a mounting urgency in your arm muscles…that arm is just twitching to pop up isn’t it? But you know what? I am just going to keep staring at this slide. You can go right on ahead imagining a rising wall of flames engulfing me. While you’re at it, I suggest you contemplate what the biblical explanation would be for why, at this very moment, you have an asshole and I happen to have a laser pointer that I could shove up it.