April 2, 2020
You don’t know enough to be skeptical, and atheists are helpful. We wanted a long title so we might attract more readers. If you "happen" to be reading this message, you were meant to do just that. The first title we gave Roger was, suffering is a choice. But he thought that might be too much for now, but we will also come to that in the future.
We will begin a series we affectionately title 2005. Some years ago, Roger found a folder with that name, containing dreams he was experiencing during that time. It is important to know Roger rarely has dreams that are vivid enough for him to recall. But that year there were occurring continually, and he documented them all. This morning he went to find the folder and could not. We hid it from him for now, for Roger does what all of you do. You doubt yourselves, and any information you might be receiving. He will find the folder, but the particular dream he wanted to recall, which we have spoken of, is this one.
Roger saw himself with a group of people who seemed to be leaders of some sort. They were asked who would volunteer to do something. Roger got up and ran to the front of the gathering. As he stood there, he asked, "why did I do this?" He thought the responsibility might be too great, and he would never live up to it. Here’s the punchline. You all are in that exact place in your lives now, and so is your world. None of this is accidental.
The origin of the title of this message was something Roger heard the other day, and he wanted to give credit to the author, but could not find who that was with diligent searching this morning. He couldn’t find it as we paraphrased it, which is what you are all meant to do, and not rely on others for your belief. That is why we said atheists are helpful. They will cause you to strengthen your trust in something more than what you can see now. Again, you cling to toilet paper for faith.
There will be more, and you will enjoy this extended time we will have together. One last thing, as we alluded to, is you only suffer when you refuse to believe your current world conditions are causing your world to evolve. Each of you is an integral part.