A Parody by Robert Robinson
If there is a kingdom there must necessarily be a king, and in the kingdom of this man, the king’s name is Mind. There is a consensus that Mind rules over matter and in this case I have been the Matter.
What is the Matter? Flesh and Bones with some semblance of understanding I respond. That certainly is not very definitive came the retort. Well, what do you want me to do, give some profound punditry to an all-inclusive definition to something you know so little of yourself? I don’t understand. Of course you don’t, because all you can do is point to me with your inferences while spending so little time on yourself. Huh? Are you confused o’ great mind of mine? And if you are, just how smart are you anyway? Now you’re getting nasty, why don’t you just embellish me with all of your profound knowledge? I can’t right now I need to get going, do you want to come along? Do I have a choice? No, you can stay here and go back to sleep if you want to. I think I will do that I was up pretty early as you know, or do you?
As St Paul stated: “For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I, but the sin that dwells within me”. So now you are calling me sin, and are you separating me from the one called I, who is presumably you? I think you know the Bible says a “divided house will not stand”, so just what do you plan to do about that?
You are beginning to resemble a bad marriage. They say in marriage that two should join together and become one and I sure don’t understand how we two can ever equal one. What do you mean? Well, if we are two and if we would marry a woman and the woman is two, that equals four and the odds of becoming one have dropped off significantly. Yeah, but if you extend that premise further, if there are 7 billion people on earth today then are you saying that there really could be as many as 14 billion people here? Your wisdom astounds me, then that means our Kingdom of Smart Confusion – our mind is even bigger than we thought. You got it, and maybe that is a chief cause in the number of problems found in the World today.
That is absurd. I have an idea. What’s that? Why don’t you just let me run things and everything should work out, and you can rest yourself from any further thinking? What you’re asking then is for me to go through the rest of my life subservient to you. Yup, and we are sure to have a lot of fun, or not, but at least we will be together. It has become apparent that you are out of your portion of our mind. There is no way I will do that; we have to come up with something else. Have at it, but I’m not playing. Neither am I. What then are you going to do? I am not going to tell you but you had better be on guard because I am getting out of this “Kingdom of Smart Confusion” -“Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves]. Because when they knew and recognized him as God, they did not honor and glorify him as God or give him thanks. But instead they became futile and godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened”.