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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.} ========================================================== %SELF RIGHTEOUS LEGITIMATE GROUND CONFIDENCE EVIL+021016 %ARROGANCE FORCE WEAKNESS VULNERABLE SCRIPTURE SINS+021016 %ELIMINATING EVIL PEOPLE FREEDOM CREATIVITY CONTROL 021016 What do domineering people view as their legitimate grounds for confidence that they are righteous, in the right, and qualified to dominate people who are poor and vulnerable? The following are possible grounds: 1. Their superior forms of self-righteousness. 2. Their excellence in demonstrating arrogance. 3. Their preponderance of force in domination. 4. Their discernment of other peoples' weaknesses. 5. Their careful selection of scriptural passages. 6. Their dedication to finding/eliminating evil. 7. Their ability to control other people properly. Lovers need to ask for and look for evidence that each person is/is-not demonstrating personal integrity and being supportive/facilitative of diverse communal integrations and integrities through: 1. Openness, honesty and authenticity. 2. Hospitality, civility, gentleness and patience. 3. Balance, mutuality, sympathy and listening. 4. Cooperation, teamwork, and conflict-resolution. 5. Generosity, peacemaking and sanctuary building. 6. Systems-analysis and shared priority-setting. 7. The sharing-of-power with poor/vulnerable ones. 8. Being willing to take-risks and be-vulnerable. 9. Considering spectrums of new possibilities. 10. Gracefully understanding & subverting violence. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================