Well, Mark, if you are saying Brian means something other than what he writes, my question is why doesn't he simply do some thinking first, and then write what he really means?
I believe I understand from whence you come, but, you have expectations which Brian is not living up to. That is where you stray from the path of internal light and peace. You would be a happier person if you gave up your expectations and discontinued thinking you can talk to Brian about this.(sorry Brian) He has his own way of seeing things. Accept it.