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The Question (ID Number 375)...

    Although the events in The Story Of B were fictional, it seems very possible that some may react to your ideas the way Jared's church did. Do you fear for your life? Should we?

    ...and the response:

    At the present time, no one feels me as a threat; I'm sorry to say that I'm not even making anyone nervous, as far as I can tell. The lower middle class is unaware of my existence. The guardians of right living (the ATF and FBI) are unaware of my existence---and even if they were aware of it, they would see nothing in me to be alarmed about. B’s persecutor, Fr. Lulfre is a far more improbable character than a dozen telepathic apes. The major religions of our culture (as they would see it) have no more reason to be worried about me than the Pentagon does about a toddler with a water pistol. As you and I see it, I'm a dangerous character, but it's not the way I'm seen in general. I'm waving my arms as hard as I can, but the assassins and the guardians of right living are looking elsewhere. When they finally start looking my way, don't worry---I'll make myself scarce!!


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