I am always very careful to remember that paranoia is psychological preparation to attack.
So when the elephant starts to look at me with the evil eye - when the elephant starts to look threatening - and when the elephant actually makes threats in publc, I head for the nearest tree until he calms down.
And then we whisper in his big grey ear and bring him gently back to reality - we bring him gently back to us - and before long he is creating riches for us all whether it is hauling logs or appearing on Idol.
That's all well and good, but we all judge others and often times religious people are the worst.
I am not religious, and I certainly am not going to tell someone I've never met that he or she is going to Hell, nor would I call someone else "paranoid" for being concerned about their individual rights and civil liberties. Frankly, that's disgusting.
Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"