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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.} ========================================================== %THEOLOGY GOD SPIRIT TALK PERSONIFICATION EMBODY+940707 %ARROGANCE ALIENATE EVIL RELATIONSHIPS DESCRIBE 940707 It is difficult to accurately represent (in formal language) what we can know about reflexive human relationships among humans and with other creatures. There are various responses to the difficulty: 1. Don't try to offer any representation; pretend that reflexive human relationships do not merit attention. 2. Seek to represent what we can know; by way of stories which indirectly offer insights. 3. Develop myths about life in which stories play a major role. 4. Develop theologies in which the focus is upon the nature of a personal God and what God has done in a personal way about creation, creations, and humans. 5. Develop philosophies of life which focus upon abstractions and sayings which point to what we can know. 6. Describe particular human relationships and generate generalized descriptions which summarize patterns that are observed in the course of developing healthy human relationships. Some people insist that their chosen way of dealing with the difficulties of representation is the one and only true way of dealing with the difficulties. They usually alienate themselves from other humans. They do not listen to others who differ from them. They do not communicate effectively with others who differ from them. They do not deal effectively with the difficulties entailed in human differences because they think that they are the only people who truly know how to deal with those difficulties. Their arrogance is disintegrative of them and others. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================