Previous William Thomas Sherman Info Page postings, quotes, observations, etc.
["Jack Jones - The Shadow Of Your Smile" - 60s tv show appearance]
["The Shadow Of Your Smile" - Engelbert Humperdinck early studio version]
Despite being uploaded on YT multiple times, the "embed" for this song is not working; so try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFZHp8okjeM
["Bobby Darin - The Shadow Of Your Smile (1966)"]
["Charles Manson - Shadow of your smile (attempted restoration)"]
"Killer!" (as in "Dave's Killer Bread.")
If Nature is seen as one proof of the existence of God, might we see in viruses proof of the existence of "Satan," i.e. the adversary to life or the evil one? If so, it will I think help to dispel (what seems to me) the mistaken belief that high power criminal spirit people are somehow natural or necessary to the order of things. Rather the correct conclusion seems to be, they are necessary only if you are willing and or unable to put up with them: right reason, from which science springs, being the necessary method and key to their removal.
["Viruses: Molecular Hijackers"]
...Now, to Themistocles, or to any other man of distinction, nothing happened to prove a hindrance to their reputation; whereas to this man, besides what we have already enumerated, and which are enough to cover with dishonour the soul of a man even of the most noble nature, there was that apparently infamous death of crucifixion, which was enough to efface his previously acquired glory, and to lead those who, as they who disavow his doctrine assert, were formerly deluded by him to abandon their delusion, and to pass condemnation upon their deceiver.
~ Origen (c. 184-c. 253), Contra Celsus, Book I
For the Record
There seems to be some misunderstanding, so let me attempt to make the matter more clear. It is our position that it is infinitely better to be railroaded, cheated, castrated, forced to live in solitary confinement, robbed, tortured and or murdered than to be one of or otherwise voluntarily associated them. At the same time, we for our part are not "out to get" or revenge ourselves upon them (though we do not think money damages into the tens of billions of dollars are, as matter of legal justice, somehow unwarranted or unreasonable.) Rather what we want is for them to remove themselves or be removed from our lives; this certified and accompanied if possible with something like a permanent restraining order insuring and guaranteeing that separation; it being at the same time understood that we do not now nor ever did have anything to do with them.
Now that said, we don't grudge them their own happiness, and it is perfectly all right by us for them to go off and, so to speak, live happily ever after - just so long as they do not come within a five or ten mile radius without our express consent and permission. Meanwhile, if you like these people, if you want these people, you can have them (including our share of them) all that you want. They are all yours for the having.
[""Hail Columbia" sung by Wallace House"]
"And finally, after all were cared for, she arrayed herself; let down the robes from about her neck, and suffering no one besides the executioner to come near or look upon her, bravely met her end, and had no need of anyone to array or cover up her body after death. Thus her decorum of spirit attended her in death, and she maintained to the end that watchful care of her body which she had set over it in life.
"So, then, Sparta, bringing her women's tragedy into emulous competition with that of her men, showed the world that in the last extremity Virtue cannot be outraged by Fortune. And a few days afterwards those who were keeping watch upon the body of Cleomenes where it hung, saw a serpent of great size coiling itself about the head and hiding away the face so that no ravening bird of prey could light upon it. In consequence of this, the king was seized with superstitious fear, and thus gave the women occasion for various rites of purification, since they felt that a man had been taken off who was of a superior nature and beloved of the gods. And the Alexandrians actually worshipped him, coming frequently to the spot and addressing Cleomenes as a hero and a child of the gods; but at last the wiser men among them put a stop to this by explaining that, as putrefying oxen breed bees, and horses wasps, and as beetles are generated in asses which are in the like condition of decay, so human bodies, when the juices about the marrow collect together and coagulate, produce serpents. And it was because they observed this that the ancients associated the serpent more than any other animal with heroes."
~ Plutarch, "Cleomenes," 38-39.
Any one who examines the subject will see that Jesus attempted and successfully accomplished works beyond the reach of human power. For although, from the very beginning, all things opposed the spread of His doctrine in the world, — both the princes of the times, and their chief captains and generals, and all, to speak generally, who were possessed of the smallest influence, and in addition to these, the rulers of the different cities, and the soldiers, and the people—yet it proved victorious, as being the Word of God, the nature of which is such that it cannot be hindered; and becoming more powerful than all such adversaries, it made itself master of the whole of Greece, and a considerable portion of Barbarian lands, and convened countless numbers of souls to His religion. And although, among the multitude of converts to Christianity, the simple and ignorant necessarily outnumbered the more intelligent, as the former class always does the latter, yet Celsus, unwilling to take note of this, thinks that this philanthropic doctrine, which reaches to every soul under the sun, is vulgar, and on account of its vulgarity and its want of reasoning power, obtained a hold only over the ignorant. And yet he himself admits that it was not the simple alone who were led by the doctrine of Jesus to adopt His religion; for he acknowledges that there were among them some persons of moderate intelligence, and gentle disposition, and possessed of understanding, and capable of comprehending allegories.
~ Origen (c. 184-c. 253), Contra Celsus, Book I