When asked for biographical information in 1956 he wrote of himself:
Just why the Almighty singles out some individual of questionable moral quality to carry some particular burden is not for us to know.Seems, though, history is full of such examples.If my course in the past was by divine inspiration, my prayer is that I can carry out the resulting obligation.If this entails waging war on the quacks and sharpies of the fringe of the art, I pray for strength and guidance, for I’d rather work than fight.
Then in a 1965 letter to a college classmate who had revealed his son was going into the ministry, Paul wrote:
Some parents think of the Ministry as the highest calling.Some Hebrews make all sorts of sacrifices to encourage the choice.Personally I feel “the Ministry” as practiced merely classifies the breed as a bunch of preachers with liturgical whine in the voice and a high floating attitude.When you do find a “preacher” that is plain human in character with the expected high ideals, he is really something – I have known a very few like that and my life is richer for it, but the run-of-mill preacher is just another soporific – and I’ve known too many of them.It is a shame that the preachin’ schools seem to instill the “plicia vocalis epectasis” (hog-latin for liturgical whine) and the minute a graduate hits the pulpit his voice gets into my feedback loop and the servo mechanism turns off my hearing aid.I can usually keep apparently awake by working on a mathematics problem.Try to steer Kenneth away from the funereal style or the high-mass sing-song!”
Definitely a man of convictions!