“Suppose we’ve chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we’re just making him madder and madder.”—Homer Simpson
I had every intention of posting this on Friday, but couldn’t quite make it happen from my I-Phone. So here it is, a couple days late:
As you read this, I’m probably on a plane, heading to Honduras where I’ll be hanging out at Pico Bonito. I’ll be birdwatching, rafting and gathering intel for an upcoming travel story.
So before I go, I want to share a little something from my book, God Doesn’t Have Bad Hair Days.
First, if you’re thinking about getting this book, fahgetaboutit! It’s out of print. In fact, I revamped it and sold it to Hay House (who had a much better appreciation for it) as E-Squared.
So, fair warning, if you’ve already read E-Squared, avoid finding a copy of this book which IS still available in some circles. In fact, I got some flack from a reader in England who loved E-Squared, went out and bought three more of my books, one of which was God Doesn’t Have Bad Hair Days. Sorry about that!
The one and only thing I like better about this book (than it’s new incarnation as E-Squared) is Page 35.
Here’s what that page says:
“Before we get started, I need to ask you a favor. It’s a simple favor, won’t cost you a penny, and it takes all of three second to perform.
I’d like you to please rip this page out of the book.
And then on the back side of that page (page 36), it reads:
Uh..not that I’m all-seeing or anything, but it appears to me that the page I asked you to rip out is still attached.
Could it be you’ve been conditioned to believe that “good people” do NOT rip pages out of books? Is it possible you’ve been taught that books are for reading and that one of your responsibilities as a good, law-abiding citizen, is to keep your books clean and free of smudges?
As I can say is your mother would be proud.
But what I’m saying is the page I’ve politely asked you to tear out is of absolutely no value, says nothing of any importance, and is totally and irrefutably irrelevant to the contents of this book.
Except for one thing, it demonstrates a principles this book is going to repeat over and over again. You and all humans like you have learned a lot of lessons in life that are getting in your way. You have picked up a lot of information that doesn’t serve you.
You’re educated about a lot of things that aren’t true, and in fact, are actually keeping you from becoming all you are capable of being.
It also demonstrates the one thing that makes this book different than any book you have read before. The message is not in the printed type on these pages. The message is in you. And the only way you’re going to get the message is by getting up off you keister and doing the experiments exactly as I instruct you. Now, would you please do me a favor and rip this damned page out of the book?