This-essay is a9704051.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 ========================================================== %WORKS GOD'S LOVE TOGETHER COMPLEMENTARY OPPOSITES+970405 %GOOD EVIL RELATIONSHIPS TRAGIC ALIENATION CENTRAL+970405 %UNION UNITED INTIMACY OPEN HONEST SEXUALITY MORALS+970405 %GREAT COMMANDMENTS RULES LAWS PROHIBITIONS TABOOS+970405 %HOLY SACRED WARS CONFLICT VIOLENCE COERCION MACHO 970405 God is love. God's work in love is to bring together complementary opposites which often are seen as unavoidably in conflict. What others see as unavoidably in conflict---God sees as potentially united in cooperative works of love. What others see as unavoidably in conflict---God sees as appropriately complementary to each other. What others see appropriately as the grounds for holy conflict---God created appropriately as the holy grounds for cooperation. What others see as points with which to pierce the integrity of the opposition---God sees as opportunities for complementing the fullness of the other's integrity. In paradoxically complementary truths, God presents the yin and yang of the whole truth. That which is lacking in one truth, is often found in its complementary (but apparently opposite) truth. When we refuse to cooperate in finding common grounds for cooperation in complementary truths---we engage in violent conflicts over complementary definitions of heresies. We engage in conflicts over definitions of heresies which fail to recognize, name, describe or acknowledge how complementary they are---or how they pertain to complementary parts of the whole truth. When we take parts of the whole truth and dishonestly pretend that they are individually the whole truth in isolation---we violate the integrity of the whole truth and do violence and each other's integrity. Through our violence we engender alienative relationships which are central to all that is evil and our communities disintegrate. When we fail to honor the holy integrity of God's love and each other's love working to bring together the complementary parts of the whole truth---we and our communities disintegrate within evil relationships. When we work together to promote our isolated conceptions of partial truths --- as if the partial fragmented truths were the whole truth with integrity---we work to fragment the whole truth, and so fragment our own personal and communal integrity. When we work together to integrate our isolated conceptions of partial truths ---we work cooperatively in the whole truth to promote our own personal and communal integrity. If we do not work together to recognize our partial truths as isolated parts of God's whole Truth --- we disintegrate within alienative relationships which are central to all that is evil. (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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