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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.} ========================================================== %HUMANE EXISTENTIAL EXPERIMENTS OPEN HONEST LOVE 030601 %INTIMATE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AUTHORITATIVE SEX 030601 %CHECK BALANCE DOMINATION LOYAL SUPPORTERS CONTROL 030601 %ARISTOTLE NATURAL PHILOSOPHER PHYSICS MATTER SINS 030601 %FALLING HEAVY LIGHT OBJECTS FASTER SLOWER FEATHER 030601 %RELIGIOUS TEACHING CONTENTIOUS COOPERATION DEVILS 030601 Humane existential experimentation within open and honest personal relationships can provide authoritative checks and balances against our being dominated by loyal supporters of "The Domination System". The teachings of Aristotle about the physics of falling objects dominated "learned teachings" about such "matters" for about two thousand years --- because "natural philosophers" were intimidated by the teachings of "The Authority" on such "matters". They did not do careful experiments to see if what Aristotle said about how objects fall, was an accurate description of how objects actually fall. Do very heavy objects fall faster than pretty heavy objects? Not in fact! It is true that a stone will fall faster than a light feather. But a very large stone does not fall faster than a stone the size of a man's fist. Try it and see for yourself! People just did not try it for themselves for a long time! Religious teachers have focused upon many "learned teachings" which have become the center of much contentious argumentation. People have not looked to see for themselves whether or not the teachings focus our attention in ways which promote humane cooperation, collaboration, creativity, civility, integrations, etc. It does not take a "rocket scientist" to notice that many religious leaders' teachings are the foci of contentious argumentation. That itself should lead us to ask how helpful the teachings are! Might other teachings lead people into more human relationships and patterns of conflict resolution and cooperation? Try it, and see for yourself! What is there to lose --- in comparison to continuing to focus compulsively upon those teachings which have served as the foci for much religious contentiousness among domineering religious leaders? (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================