At the worst, most of them are no worse than Tigger.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” ~ John Rogers
We do. And we have rituals that empathise this, such as eating the body and blood in communion, and even eating together round a common table, where we share, not only the delicious food, but also our delicious conversation.
And it wasn't so long ago that we practised blood sacrifice where we consumed the sacrifice afterwards.
But inter-subjectivity has its dangers. Deception, for instance, works. And we keep are friends close, and our enemies even closer. So no wonder we are afraid of intimacy, and find all kinds of ways to create distance.
What do you think would be a safe distance from me?
I don't get intimidated though. Really I don't i've been asked so many times if different people are intimidating and I go no, the most they'll get from me is annoying. so this thread makes no sense to me.
Certainly I will steal your soul. Whatever I say has at least two meanings. This is to confuse your mind so I can slip in and steal your soul.
Some say their souls were stolen by a pretty girl or a handsome man, but the majority of spiritual theft is put down to introverts - and the evidence for introverts is incontrovertible.
So while I hold your soul in thrall, while you are enthralled by the ambiguity of my words, and drift unknowingly into a trance, the professional introvert, the professional soul stealer, will entrance you futher, until you can't tell the difference between imagination and reality, and your soul is mine.