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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %NEED FOR ANALYSIS & JUDGMENT 860810 There are often situations which call for analysis an judgment; e.g., when a technical piece of equipment is malfunctioning and needs repair. It is important to be able to understand how the components should function in relationship to each other, discover which component is not properly functioning, and to make judgment as to how to proceed in making corrective repairs. Do all situations call for analysis and judgment? Are there situations in which analysis and judgment are inappropriate, tending to lead to the disintegration of personal and communal integrity. Analysis may be irreversible, leaving that which is analyzed apart, in parts, disintegrated. When people are involved judgment may leave people alienated, a community in parts, disintegrated. Analysis and judgment are often inappropriate as responses to that which has essential integrity and is holy. Respect, appreciation, reverence and enjoyment may be more appropriate than analysis and judgment. Genuinely holy people have integrity which threatens conventional, conformal, people. Conventional people will tend to analyze the behavior of holy people and find that is does not conform to traditional expectations. Such analysis may be well intended, but it tends to be disintegrative. How are conventional people to know and respect the difference between behavior which does violence to helpful laws, and behavior which in integrative ways transcends conventional laws where they can not be helpful? Holy people may violate laws, but they do not do violence to personal or communal integrity; they do not do violence to people as whole beings or do violence to communities of whole people in dialogue. Laws are worthy of respect to the extent to which they promote personal and communal integrity. There are some situations in which holy people transcend the law to promote personal and communal integrity. Legalists tend to condemn holy people for violating the law in such situations, because they do not see the law as a means to an end, but rather see it as the end in and of itself. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================