It is impossible to convey timbre and nuance as one can do with the spoken word. Read with your commentary in mind it is possible to understand the irony.
Incidentally exactly the same is true of the Bible. We read the written word and of course our own biases and assumptions are projected onto it. It is only when one is "born from above of the Spirit" that one can actually "see" these biases at work and apprehend the true meaning that is contained in the word. I have likened it to a coconut. Provided one has the ability to cut though the outer shell one can reach and feed on the meat and the milk within. Otherwise all one has is a very hard implement with which to hit people over the head.
"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)
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