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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.} ========================================================== %IMPOTENT EVIL RELATIONSHIP INCOHERENT DISINTEGRATE 030823 %COUPLES GROUPS GANGS FAMILIES CITIES STATES NATION 030823 %MISLEADING COSMOLOGIES MYTHOLOGIES STORIES ASSUMED 030823 %RELIGIOUS BELIEFS CONVICTIONS CONFESSIONS DOCTRINE 030823 %QUESTIONS ASSUMPTIONS MEASUREMENTS COMPUTATIONS 030823 %DOUBLE BINDS DOMINATION SYSTEM COLLUSION DISHONEST 030823 We will remain impotent in dealing with evil so long as we believe that evil resides in individual people and the supreme-evil-individual, the Devil. That belief successfully diverts our attention away from the most potent residences of evil, evil-relationships between alienated/estranged: 1. Individuals, 2. Couples, 3. Families, 4. Tribes, cities, counties, states, nations; 5. Religious traditions and organizations, 6. Confessions and professions, 7. Scholarly traditions and organizations, 8. Political/economic traditions and organizations, 9. Cosmologies, mythologies, and magic systems; 10. Informal patterns of spirituality. So long as we are preoccupied with the issues of which-INDIVIDUALS-are-EVIL and which-INDIVIDUALS-are-GOOD; which-INDIVIDUALS-are-SAVED & which-INDIVIDUALS-are-DAMMED --- we cannot then deal with how helpfully/best to cooperate/collaborate in healing our own dysfunctional RELATIONSHIPS of: alienation, estrangement, distrust, excommunication, coercion, domination, resentment, anger, revenge, etc. 1. So long as we compulsively ask misleading questions --- we cannot discern the helpful answers to truly revealing questions. 2. So long as scholars asked questions based upon the traditional Aristotelian belief that air, water, fire and earth are the four primary elements; they could not discover any of the true elements such as: oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and silicon. 3. So long as scholars believed that diseases are rooted in human disobedience, non-conformity, and spiritual impurity --- they could not discover the bacteria, molds, prions, and viruses which play central roles in many human diseases. 4. So long as scholars believed the fermentation was a chemical reaction --- they could not discover its true root in microscopic biological processes --- before microscopes were created.. 5. So long as scholars were firm in their conviction that the earth was flat --- they could not discover how big it was nor how it related to other objects in the universe. 6. So long as scholars were firm in their conviction that the earth was the center of the cosmos --- they could not discover how the sun was the center of our relatively tiny solar system, that the sun revolved around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, and that the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy revolve around a point between them at a distance of about 1,500,0000-light-years. 7. So long as religious scholars were firm in their conviction that the space of the cosmos is flat and unchanging, they could not discover how the massive objects within the expanding cosmos move within space- time which is curved by the presence of massive objects moving "straight-ahead" through four- dimensional locally-curved-space-time. 8. So long as religions leaders continue to believe that religions should be firmly rooted in dominant ancient authorities, divorced from contemporaneous humane experiences --- they will be immune to contemporaneous visions, revelations, and movements of God in Her Wisdom and Integrity throughout all of the cosmic space-time manifolds. 9. So long as religious leaders maintain that ultimately things do not change within their religious institutions, neighborhoods, nations and spiritual realms --- God in Her Wisdom and Love will be kind and patient and not coerce them in divine efforts to overthrow their misguided convictions. 10. In the end, eternal movements through space, time, and spiritual manifolds will reveal to those who are truly sensitive --- what is real, true, right and righteous in humane relationships; and what is unreal, dishonest, evil and disintegrative within alienative relationships that have demonstrated where evil truly resides. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================