With me, personal relationships are like my religion. I care that deeply about them. I am the complete opposite of a manipulative smoothie.
I don't want to have anything to do with the government. And yet if we don't have any regulations, there goes civilization, there goes security, and there goes protecting you against what people are going to sell you.
I would rather people take me as straightforward and not have to wonder if I'm kidding or not. Because what I have to say, and what I'm interested in doing and communicating, is worthwhile enough that I don't want to muck it up with people being confused about where I'm really coming from.
I never mean to be disrespectful, and I don't mean to be a wise guy.
I wouldn't even dare read the Torah, let alone attempt a witty observation on the Torah.