If these men are considered together depth-perception is effected, the newborn child comes into focus, and its message is conveyed. To say that Ted is schizophrenic is dismissive of that message, just as it is dismissive of that message to call Jesus messiah (the labels fix attention on the messenger, ever dismissing the newborn anew). These terms may comfort us by allowing us to believe that the matter is resolved, but it is only repeatedly temporarily silenced.




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