This-essay is a9703111.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %KNOWING GOD'S WILL PLAN DESIRES INTENTIONS EXPECT+970311 %KING'S QUEEN'S ROYAL DECREE LAW COMMANDMENT DEMAND+970311 %INDIFFERENCE IMBALANCE ADDICTION COLLUDE DISHONEST 970311 People who believe that they know what God's will is --- often have difficulty knowing where that knowledge should lead them. 1. Why are they privileged to know God's will? 2. Should they exercise special power and authority? 3. Are they chosen to carry out God's will? 4. What is God's will for them? For others? 5. Who is in control of fulfilling God's will? 6. What about people who do not do God's will? 7. What about people who oppose doing God's will? It is problematic to know what questions need to be asked in the presence of people who presume to know what God's will is. The presumptuous people are prone to ask different questions --- than are the people whom the presumptuous people feel called to lead. What questions should we prudently ask? Is it God's will that: 1. Alienation and misunderstandings increase? 2. People conform in one way, or in another way? 3. Conformity come through coercion? 4. Conformity be motivated through rewards? 5. Imperfections be eliminated? 6. Only the best people get into heaven? 7. Violence be reduced through more violence? 8. Some people be in control of other people? 9. Differences between people be eliminated? 10. Many commandments be obeyed? How is God's will to be portrayed? Through pictures, role models, dance, stories, parables, healing, forgiveness, conflict resolution, and reconciliation? Through commandments, codes, laws, ideal forms, fantasies and visions? What is the purpose of us trying to portray what God's will is? What difference will our effort make; and to whom, at what price, for what benefit? Shall we expect of God what young children learn to expect of addictive and codependent parents? Shall we respond to God as young children learn to respond to addictive and codependent parents? With fear and apprehension---with a desire to placate? With no hope of understanding? Is God to be portrayed as beyond human understanding because God lacks integrity of a kind which humans might understand? Because God is fickle, arbitrary, prejudiced and unconcerned with due process? (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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