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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.} ========================================================== %PLAY AUDIENCE COMMUNITY GOD ADDICT CODEPEND DRAMA 890707 Life is a play, a drama on a stage. We play to our chosen audience and seek acceptance from our chosen audience. What kind of life we lead depends upon the audience we choose to play to. Do we choose to play to addicts or codependents who seek to manipulate us, control us, perfect us? Do we choose to play to religious fundamentalists and/or fanatics who seek to save us, redeem us, reform us, and/or transform us from the evil creatures they perceive us to be; into something else? Do we choose to play to patriots who cannot see any faults in their nation, but can see countless faults in other nations; and would lead us into a holy war? Do we choose to play to scientists who would save us from our subjective experiences which cannot be verified, measured, manipulated, controlled, and/or predicted? Do we choose to play to legalists who would regulate our lives with laws, rules, traditions, proprieties, regulations? It makes a significant difference what audience we choose to play to. All the while our creator God is in the audience. It makes a difference whether or not we cast God into a role like that of the other members of the audience we have chosen; or we accept God on God's terms of integrative Love which transcends rejections of dichotomous judgments. In any case God is in our audience on Her own terms. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================