DA: So, tell me, what is your name?
DA: As in, “The Barber of
S: Yes, you could say that.
DA: And what is your job, what do you do?
S: I bring down the man of God.
DA: Bring down the man of God. And how do you do that?
S: Oh, thank you for asking. Let me tell you how I start. I start with a likeable face.
DA: A likeable face.
DA: Just a likeable face.
DA: And why not start with a beautiful face? Or how about a beautiful buxom babe?
S: Oh, not for the real man of God. That door is closed. And well guarded.
DA: So, to bring down the man of God….
S: I start with a likeable face.
DA: Like yours.
S: Yes! Thank you. See this makeup?
DA: Nice. So you start with a likeable face. Then what?
S: The back door.
DA: The back door.
S: Oh yes, I never use the front door on a man of God. That’s where he stands guard. His alarms go off if you even get close to the front door.
DA: So you can come in the back door?
S: Everybody has one!
DA: Never a frontal attack?
S: Not by me!
DA: So, a likeable face, and in through the back door. What is the next step in bringing down the man of God?
S: Lies. His own.
DA: So you deceive him and….
S: No no. Oh, no. I’m no good at deception. I was not chosen for my deceptive arts. I said, “Lies. His own.”
DA: So you don’t lie to him?
S: Don’t have to. He’ll lie to himself, and quite convincingly.
DA: What kind of lies?
S: Mostly that it’s not happening.
DA: That it’s not happening.
S: Yes. The real man of God will look for deception, but he won’t see any because I’m not using it. The real man of God would spot it. He’d spot it like a dog on a coon, he’d smell it from a distance, and he’d howl about it, too! But there is no deception, until he begins deceiving himself that it’s not happening.
DA: I want to get back to something you said earlier. You said you were not chosen for your deceptive arts.
S: That’s right.
DA: For what were you chosen?
S: My patience.