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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.} ========================================================== %CONFESSIONAL RECITATION FORMAL BELIEF STATEMENTS 031001 %COERCED DOMINATED DISHONESTY ACCEPTANCE HONORED 031001 %EXCOMMUNICATION THREATENED NONCONFORMITY DEVILS 031001 %DOMINEERING LEADERS FOLLOWERS ADDICTED CERTAINTY 031001 %OWN EXPERIENCED THOUGHTS MEDITATION PRAYERS SINS 031001 %SHARE FREE GIFTS SAFELY VULNERABLE SECURITY LOVERS 031001 When domineering religious leaders COERCE their followers to RECITE FORMAL confessional statements --- statements which their followers do not articulate from their own experiences and/or DO NOT TRULY BELIEVE --- the process of making confessional statements is degraded, prostituted, and rendered meaningless. In the processes just described the COERCIVE/DOMINEERING religious leaders are teaching their followers to tell lies in order to be accepted as "good" people of the faith. Under what circumstances can such COERCIVE/DOMINEERING behaviors promote any personal or communal forms of integrity? Under what circumstances can such COERCIVE/DOMINEERING behaviors be revered, honored or supported with personal and/or communal integrity? In the light of thoughtful and honest consideration of what the above comments points to --- how are honest- people and true-lovers to share their own beliefs and faith in meaningful ways? Not under coercion! Not under the leadership of domineering religious leaders who have formal powers of excommunication! Not under any threat (overt, covert or tacit) of excommunication! We can truly share our own beliefs, thoughts, and faith in meaningful ways --- only within the contexts of sanctuary communities within which all members freely share gifts of the freedom to be safely vulnerable within open and honest dialogue about what matters to them most. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================