We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Transformation is not optional but mandatory for Christians. This was Lewis' consistent position. After all, he had undergone his own transformation, discovering "depth under depth of self-love and self-admiration" and submitting to the life-long discipline of being purged of such sin. We must die in order to live, hate our lives in order to find them, give up what we think of as ourselves in order to gain our true selves. And this is the most difficult of tasks.