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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.} ========================================================== %PREACH BAD NEWS SUPERIOR SELF INFERIOR OTHERS EVIL+981022 %THREATEN PUNISH VIOLENCE COERCION EXCOMMUNICATION+981022 %HELL FIRE DAMNATION CONDEMNATION RELIGIOUS LEADER 981022 Religious leaders who preach disintegrative bad news, threats of punishment, their superiority, their self-righteousness, etc... win few converts from among non-believers. They may be successful in manipulating and abusing those followers who are already the codependent supporters of their addictive leadership. Such addictive leaders may be successful in sowing seeds of disintegration, fragmentation and destruction. However, their successes do not merit our respect, honor, or support. Integrative religious leaders preach truly good news, possibilities of reconciliation, peacemaking, conflict resolution, and humble patterns of cooperation. They avoid manipulations, abuse, violence, addiction, and codependent support of such patterns of thought, attitudes and behaviors. They recognize, name, describe, and talk about the threats to personal and communal integrity which addictive religious leaders present. They seek ways to transcend and mitigate such threats. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================