The book doesn't shed any light on the Ninja VS Pirate feud, which is fine by me. I'll just go on living my Ninja-Pirate life.
"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."