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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.} ========================================================== %LOVE SINNER DESCRIBE REVEAL EXPOSE CLARIFY EVIL+950305 %ARTICULATE DISCUSS TALK ABOUT EXPOSE UNCOVER 950305 It has been suggested that we should love the sinner but hate the sin. What truth is there to be found in this suggestion? What misleading suggestions are buried therein? We often seek to avoid, hide, repress, suppress and otherwise manipulate conflicts among our ideals/values and friends/enemies. We may feel that conflicts are pre-existing realities in the sense that objects pre-exist before we become aware of them. Or, we may feel that conflicts do not pre-exist and come into existence as we come to perceive them. Does the tree falling in the person-less forest make a noise--- to the other creatures who are in the forest? Below put in place of words such as: A. Holy B. Saved C. Intelligent D. Articulate E. Spiritual Do conflicts between ideals/values: 1. Exist in the absence of creatures? 2. Exist the presence of creatures? 3. Exist in the absence of persons? 4. Exist the the presence of persons? We need to be more aware of and be in dialogue more often about the roles which: articulation, clarification, discussion, talking, revelations, exposures, uncovering, and other like activities play in modes of integration and disintegration---which flow from our conflicting values, ideals, principles, goals, injunctions, expectations, visions, dreams, attitudes, assumptions, . . . . . (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================