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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.} ========================================================== %AMBIGUOUS UNCLEAR NONSYSTEMATIC CONTROL LOSE LOST+960328 %GOD HOLY SPIRIT LAW LEGALISTIC JUDGEMENT CONDEMN+960328 %RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALS HOLY SCRIPTURE INTERPRET+960328 %FAITH HOPE LOVE CHARITY DEVIL GOOD SIN SEX FAIL 960328 To addictive people who are preoccupied with issues of control it is absurd to talk in terms of control without clear and precise definitions of: who is in control, for what purpose, in what way, with what technology, who is on top, who is on the bottom, etc. People who are preoccupied with issues of control feed a profound need to draw sharp boundaries between themselves and others. Issues of control play central roles in defining how those boundaries should be drawn: who is in control, who has lost control, who is not interested in issues of control, who has surrendered control, etc. If the essence of salvation resides in proper controls being respected, attended to, affirmed, etc.--- how can it be that there could be any time when it would be good to lose control? Letting the right people be in control might make sense, but to lose control in some vague and ill-defined way---nonsense! Falling in love is a dangerous thing if it involves losing control in some ill-defined way. Care must be taken to minimize the risks attendant to losing control in ill-defined ways. When some people lose control they are to be respected only if they surrender control to well qualified people who know how to exercise control properly---in well controlled ways. For these reasons it is important to be careful not to take too seriously the commandments to love God and to love neighbors as we love ourselves. Those commandments do not make clear where the boundaries are to be drawn, how, and/or how control is to be exercised. Those commandments need to be properly interpreted in the light of the ultimate importance of there being proper controls by proper people who are well trained in the law. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================