This-essay is a7810022.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 ========================================================== %GOOD/EVIL RELATIONSHIPS 781002 We often seek to identify which elements of reality are good and evil; where the elements of reality are objects, people, places, tools, techniques, ideas, creations, feelings, emotions, organizations, cultures, sub-cultures, institutions, religions, ideologies, etc., which are regarded objectively if identified with evil and identified with subjectively if identified with good. The "good" is the focus of union, the "evil" is the focus of objectification. The "good" is internalized, the "evil" is excommunicated, objectified. Union with the devil is the most unthinkable and evil act. We must never love the devil. The devil must be excommunicated and regarded with detached objectivity. The same goes for the agents of the devil. We must never love the devil's workers. They must be excommunicated along with the devil and regarded with detached objectivity. We must separate ourselves from the evil elements of reality. The beginning of wisdom is to know which elements of reality are "good" and which are "evil", and to fear the right ones. Love casts out fear. We must fear the devil and the devil's workers---and cast them out of our lives. The essence of evil is the blockage of communication. Elements of reality do not block communication---except as those elements are related in nature. In fact, efforts to identify "good" and "evil" elements tend to block communication---for the categories "good" and "evil" are used only to decide who/what should be excommunicated. It is thus evil---to ask what is evil and what is good. It is not good to ask who or what is evil, and who or what is good. There are no good answers to such questions. They do not lead to wisdom but to evil conscience, to evil with-knowledge from the tree of knowledge which is in the midst of "the garden." Relationships, not elements, are alienative, sinful, evil. To understand evil, we must consider relationships and how they block or promote dialogue, and love. We should particularly focus upon intimate personal relationships; those which intimately involve people. Consider relationships of disdain, arrogance, self- righteousness, judgment, indifference, dis-affection, dis-affirmation, forgetfulness, insensitivity, punishment, bribery, reward, punishment, criticism, scorn, etc. (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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