I may in my writing here assume a tone of certainty, of authority. I may presume a certain authority in my assertions and opinions. Such assumptions and presumptions arise out of ignorance, out of pride, and out of chaos.
I have been incredibly, chronically, terminally wrong over my course of a half-century. A lot of people who know me say I’m smart. But, because they know me, they don’t listen to my views.
I have been wrong. So wrong, so often. If I ever voted for a winner, I later realized I was wrong. I don’t take voluminous notes, keep journals, or compile citations, so I frequently mix up facts. In addition to being whatever form of retardation I am, I also make tons of regular mistakes.
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Furthermore, and more to the point, my record of moral conduct is worthy of condemnation. This is called being a sinner. One could say, “Well, I’m not as bad as the worst.” But I am no better than most. I have been a liar and worse.
I have lamented that I am pre-canceled, a way of saying my reputation precedes me in infamy. Where it does not, I anticipate that it will.
I ask for God’s forgiveness. It seems like only divine forgiveness will allow me to forgive myself. And I try now to live better, more righteously. I have to admit I’m not very good at it.
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