I know he was to be a transitory figure. But his departure was quite the surprise. What disturbs me, thought, about all theologians is a simple question. It is the one question worth pondering for me. If the nature of the supposed divinity is so ineluctable and so expansive; if that is, in a shitty little planet in the middle of the boonies, populated as it is by rats, asses, birds, fawns, ants and the queen bees—with the feminine principal so everpresent, (no? ) why is it that there are so many men pontificating at the center of things? And that, mostly to overlook the abuse of children…starving? And this, as the Taoists would say, is that.