We refer the Gentle Reader to our general research into Satan and the Devil, An Attempt To Date Satan and An Attempt To Date the Devil, respectively.
Americans, generally speaking, do not favor losers; whether in business, politics or sports. We cannot imagine anyone supporting or promoting a cause that is divinely ordained to fail, if only because any support for a losing side would be unreasonable: sincere supporters of a cause seek success, not failure damnation. The exact manner that the Devil will be triumphant has neither been satisfactorily explained to, nor duly discovered by, Yours Truly. While Satanic covens and related conspiracies make interesting, and seemingly plausible movie plots, we know of no evidence that these activities exist apart from depraved minds, whether script writers or not. We readily admit the possibility of the existence of Satanic worship, but a possibility is not a certainty. We conclude that the opinion of the existence of Devil worship in the world, generally, and in Terre Haute, specifically, has no merit. Of course, we are willing to change our reasoned conclusions should compelling evidence of Devil worship present itself. In conclusion to this part, we suggest that we can bring individuals to the font of reason, but we are unable to force them to imbibe.
While we observe planets, to suggest that the earth is a planet is a leap, or lack, of proper reasoning. When shown a monkey skeleton, a human skeleton and a hominid skeleton, it is a leap, or lack of proper reasoning, to suggest one species has its origins in another species. If people reach unreasonable conclusions from physical evidence, then we should not be surprised that fantastic conclusions are reached when speculation is focused on intangibles; we should not be, but invariably, we are.
We have suggested that multiple returns to specific topics is our method of “working out” solutions to specific problems or issues. The inerrant Bible and the flat earth are examples of our efforts to ascertain the pertinent facts and to arrive at reasonable conclusions. Unlike the claims of Scripture and of the globular earth, the impiety and atheism found in the alleged writings of the Church Fathers is readily apparent and is confirmed by reading a handful of texts.
Therefore, if our efforts were to appear in physical form, then the various examples of “working out” would be omitted. Unlike Brahms, we are comfortable if some of our minor works remain unfinished, as we have no reason to hinder the efforts of future researchers, as we are scientists, not music critics.
“Now if they [cola bottlers] would only remove the carbonation [from drinks].”
“That's what causes weight gain.”
“It’s not the calories from sugar?”
I like to think that I am an aware individual, and this belief is true, to a certain point. Of course, awareness, curiosity and skepticism are not synonymous, although these three traits lead to a certain conclusion [“My prophet is a fool, with his 11 squared + 11”]. We may observe that a physician can not heal himself, since he is the subject under consideration, and it is difficult to distance oneself, or be objective, when one’s health is the topic.
We suggest that our explanation for our various efforts to reach definitive conclusions may not be completely accurate. While this explanation is plausible, it is likely that there is another, more encompassing reason, if one were to move beyond the website. We may say that our behavior, as it relates to composition, painting, philology and writing has one cause: depression. We will forgo self diagnosis vis a vis the DSM, and presume our conclusion is valid until presented contrary evidence. Assuming a conclusion is a novel approach for Yours Truly, but this technique has been applied by others with varying degrees of success. If we are prone to depressed episodes, then we can say that our freshman year at university was the contributor to our decades long struggle with depression; the first, but not last, academic failure after many consecutive years of success. We suggest that our various efforts at music, research et cetera are attempts to come to terms, or “work out”, our depression. We would not be surprised if the depression has been present for so long as to be impossible to recall a time anterior to its manifestation. Our steady decline, as evidenced by our behavior outside of research, has shown that our considerable efforts have not been completely successful.
We may say that the website is the result of depression and in support of this conclusion the Gentle Researcher should study the various topics and writing styles during the seasons and should find that the topics are strangely seasonal and are only variations on a theme.
We have been mistaken in believing that people are reasonable, or those I encounter and engage are reasonable. It is one thing to state that one is unconcerned about other’s opinions, and if those opinions had any semblance of reasoning, this statement would be true. To not be concerned is expressed by non reactionary behavior.
When people inquire about my welfare, how I can I be certain they are sincere? Since I can not know their intentions, it is prudent to be cautious. Since I was two days old, many people have claimed to be there to help me. Yet, I believe their help consisted not so much as reaching a defined and demonstrable goal, but to be able to declare their good intentions. It seems that the Highway to Hell consists of caravans.
Over time, we are aware that we have withdrawn from friends, or those who have positive opinions, and from social events.
We must state the obvious: a conspiracy must include at least two individuals. We are inclined to believe that any efforts by the state, the church and the mob that seem to be conspiracies towards Yours Truly are to be considered as coincidences, until evidence is provided demonstrating a conspiracy. Yet, leaping to the conspiracy conclusion would explain … so much.
In conclusion to this part, we now know, and perhaps we always suspected, that there is no solution for our issue.
As always, the Gentle Researcher will reach his own informed conclusions.