This-essay is a7908162.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 ========================================================== %SIN AS RELATIONSHIP EVIL DEEDS NEGLECT DISOBEY+790816 %DISCIPLINE FAILURE COLLUSION DISHONESTY 790816 We are set free from sin when we perceive sin as alienative relationships. Sin is a mutual relationship of alienation, not a deed for which one party is responsible. People do not commit sins against each other---one the sinner and the other the innocent victim of the sin. People are together in sin as relationship. People are sinful when they seek to pin the blame for sin on anybody, even if they seek to pin the blame on themselves. The question is not, "Who is to blame?", but "How can dialogue be promoted?" To seek the answer to the first question is to inhibit dialogue. It is evil to inhibit dialogue. It is love to promote dialogue. Sin is inhibited dialogue. Evil is that which inhibits dialogue. Collusions are sinful, full of sin as relationships of alienation from honest coping cooperatively with persons and reality. Conventions and traditions which are based upon dishonesty are sinful---because they involve alienation from reality, failing to relate openly to reality with others. Injustice occasions relations of alienation through dishonesty (pretending the injustice does not exist) and violence (lack of mutuality in allocating resources). Thus injustice promotes sin as relationships of alienation. Authoritarian education promotes sin as alienative relationships between administrators, teachers, and students which are based upon power and authority---rather than upon mutual respect which originates through Love in the heart. The technocratic societies are sinful because they seek to compensate for alienation through the study, understanding, and manipulation of physical objective relationships and resources---rather than seek reconciliation by focusing attention upon whatever blocks listening, dialogue, and mutuality in personal relationships and understanding. What is sinful is the alienation, not the violation of technocratic rules, disobedience, or lack of discipline. Rules, regulation, laws, policies, and discipline may themselves be sinful when they promote alienation---in which case honoring them is sinful, for to honor them is to promote alienation. To understand sin we must focus upon the extent to which people relate to each other openly and honestly regarding their: desires, fears, hopes, aspirations, regrets, guilt, ideas, perceptions, feelings, opinions, failures, expectations, visions, 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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