The Second: Representatives make bad leaders; democracies make bad governments.
The Third: Evangelism begins with common ground, but ends by redefining that ground as Christ's, and not common at all. Compare Paul in Psidian Antioch and Athens.
The Fourth: Hypocrisy is a highly desirable quality under the sun; who wants to meet people who show what they are really like?
The Fifth: All words are sacred, and the act of speaking is worship.
The Sixth: Writing is to speaking as a statue is to a living person. Then what is the relationship between Christ the Living Word and the spoken word of the gospel?
The Seventh: It is easy to write things that provoke questions, but much harder to provide answers.
Here endeth (this particular form of) pretentiousness...