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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.} ========================================================== %RIGHTEOUSNESS DIALOGUE EVIL ALIENATION GROWTH LOVE+981221 %TRANSFORM STAGNATE DOGMATISM BALANCE TOGETHER SIN+981221 %SYNTHESIS EXTREMISM PURITY CREATIVE AUTHENTICITY+981221 %CONFORMITY APPEARANCE HUMILITY MEEK ARROGANCE SELF+981221 %RECONCILIATION EXCOMMUNICATE GOD WITH US OUR SIDE+981221 %CHILDREN FAVORITE COOPERATE CONFLICT GATHER HOLY 981221 People differ over how to define righteousness, evil and sin. For some people --- righteousness has to do with conformity, and evil has to do with non- conformity. For other people --- righteousness has to do with participating rightly in personal relationships of open and honest dialogue; while the essence of evil is alienation from such dialogue. Some people --- yearn for and seek to promote growth and transformation. Other people --- in fear seek to control improper behaviors and end up promoting stagnation and dogmatism among people who are alienated from each other. Some people --- work to promote balance and creative syntheses using what has gone before. Other people go to extremes in seeking to purify what has gone before in order to focus exclusively upon the best of what is past. Creative people seek to promote authentic patterns of response in personal relationships which are thereby responsible. Other people are preoccupied with how they appear in the eyes of the many people who are preoccupied with conformity and issues of control. The meek seek to enjoy personal and communal integrity --- by facilitating and promoting open and honest dialogue through the exchange of gifts of the freedom to be safely vulnerable. Self-righteous people arrogantly seek the technologies which will assure that all people will behave properly --- according to their refined sets of rules and commandments. Lovers work to promote reconciliation and cooperation. Controllers seek (through threats of excommunication) to insure conformity to the their definitions of righteous desires, thoughts and behaviors. Some people know we are all God's imperfect children. Others are sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are God's chosen few --- who are most favored compared to many who are unclean. Peacemakers seek through cooperation to build up the integrity of people and communities. Other people seek through conflict to overcome the improper wishes and desires of defective people who do not conform to God's will. Some people seek perfection through encouraging others to gather together in open and honest dialogue. Others seek perfection through the excommunication of all people who are imperfect. Each day we choose which of the contrasting visions we will seek to fulfill; and in years to come will enjoy or suffer the fruits of our choices. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================