Crazy people are those whose behavior does not correspond with
the Norm. Traditionally, the behavior of prophets has never
corresponded with the Norm. Therefore, prophets have nearly always
been considered crazy by their contemporaries. As a rule, however,
history nearly always considers the prophets to be sane, and the
contemporaries to be crazy.
The "reason" by which the sanity of prophets has been
questioned is the premise that the Norm considers itself to be both
knowledgeable and wise. This is, history shows, a false premise.
Unfortunately prophets have not proven very successful in
convincing the Norm that it is neither knowledgeable nor wise.
Today a little knowledge and a total lack of wisdom have
brought humanity to the brink of an abyss. Unless the Norm uses
its free will to admit that the "wisdom" of its leaders is
foolishness, and the "understanding" of its learned people is
nonsense, humanity will topple into the bottomless pit.
There is a notable exception to the general failure of
prophets: Jonah. Tradition has it that after Jonah was
regurgitated by the whale, he succeeded in convincing the Ninevites
that the "truth" of their religion was falsehood, and the "freedom"
and "justice" of their government were slavery and injustice.
Ninevah repented, and was spared.
In the United States, money is god. Americans feel that they
need money to live. Both of these concepts are the height of
ignorance and the perversion of truth. I once proved this over the
course of six months by walking from Casablanca to Cairo without a
We cannot worship God and money.
By your mistaken beliefs you destroy both your own lives and
the life of the Earth.
Deliberate ignorance is sin.
Thomas - 1982