My first interview was with Anselm, the famed philosopher who wrote Proslogion. I began the meeting by informing Anselm of the requirements for the position and verifying his credentials. Next, I requested that Anselm explain to me why he believes he would be the best individual to teach the students the "truth." He replied as follows; "We cannot wish to arrive at any truth unless God welcomingly leads us to it. I will first show these children that to find "truth" we must first prove God's existence. We will conquer the notion of something greater than which nothing can be conceived. Then I will lead the students to realize that the something greater than which nothing can be conceived must necessarily exist in reality as well as in thought; otherwise it would in fact be possible to conceive something greater. Thusly we will arrive at the fact that God does exist. Once we have envisioned and understood this being known as God we will be led to the "truth" ." I thanked Anselm for his brief and to the point explanation for why he was the best candidate for the job. I then informed him that I believed I had all the information I needed and that I would be meeting with one other individual before I made my final decision, but that I would be in contact with him... [continues]
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