This-essay is a7806211.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %GOD OF EXCOMMUNICATION 780621 The God of Excommunication requires that his servants excommunicate people who do not conform to his will. People are to be affirmed only if they conform to the will of the God of Excommunication. Those who do not conform are to be cast into the outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. The faithful servants of the God of Excommunication presume to know and fulfill his will that nonconformists be excommunicated---lest they themselves be excommunicated for not fulfilling the will of the God of Excommunication. They believe that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the God of Excommunication and of his servants---and out of fear they take the necessary steps to avoid excommunication themselves; by excommunicating their neighbors who: are in prison for violating the laws which require conformity, are hungry because they refuse to produce enough consumer goods, are "naked" according to proper dress codes because they respect their bodies, are in mental institutions because they behave in "strange" ways, are thirsty for forbidden affectional affirmations, or in other ways appear as strangers who disturb the conventional life-styles of powerful excommunicators. For such faithful service the excommunicators expect that at the Last Judgment they will be rewarded by their God of Excommunication---for their faithfulness to behavioral standards and their promotion of good kinds of conformity; i.e., to high moral and ethical standards, high standards of consumption and living, proper doctrine and theology, proper rituals, and the proper life styles. The priests of the God of Excommunication remain unaware of their own excommunication from those who perceive what is taking place. Excommunicators have eyes to see, but they do not see; ears to hear, but they do not hear with understanding. They have hearts to feel with, but they do not feel. They conform themselves and others into impersonal molds which are unrelated to particular human needs. Their ultimate concern is to excommunicate any non-repentant nonconformist, lest the disease of nonconformity spread and infect others too weak to resist the temptations presented by the specter of fulfillment through spontaneity. The priests of the God of Excommunication lock themselves out of the kingdom of heaven where the God of Love by sacrificial examples promotes unconditional openness to others' particular needs. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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