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%IMPERFECT SITUATIONS RESPONSES COMMANDMENTS RULES+040205 %LAWS PRESCRIPTIONS PROSCRIPTIONS FORMALITIES GOOD+040205 %DEVILS LABELS INDIVIDUALS ENEMIES RIGHTEOUSNESS+040205 %JUDGMENTS SCRIPTURES POSSIBILITIES ALIENATION+040205 %ALIENATION ESTRANGEMENT ANGER RESENTMENT DISTRUST+040205 %FORMALITIES IDEALS VALUES PRINCIPLES SUGGESTIONS 040205 Before we respond to an imperfect situation we need to ask what kinds of alienation may flow from our various possible imperfect responses to our imperfect situations. Imperfect responses to imperfect situations do not turn imperfect situations into perfect situations. Too often we are prone to judge situations and responses in terms of pre existing: laws, gods, commandments, prescriptions, proscriptions, scriptures, etc. Too rarely do we seek to judge situations and responses in terms of the possibilities for future increases in alienation and/or reconciliation. On what basis can we wisely and prudently judge such future possibilities? Traditional laws, commandments, prescriptions, proscriptions and scriptures provide few guidelines for discerning the probabilities of increases in alienation and/or reconciliation --- because they have usually been written by domineering people who have understood little about what promotes increases in alienation and/or reconciliation. This is because the authors of such texts have rarely been dedicated to the facilitation and promotion of personal and communal integrities. Before we pass judgments upon imperfect situations, responses and people --- we would do well to acknowledge the imperfections in our own foundations for passing such judgments; e.g., imperfect: understandings, knowledge, ideals, values, principles and conceptions of what are the natures of good and evil human RELATIONSHIPS. We are prone to "find" evil outside of ourselves, and goodness inside of ourselves --- whereas evil is usually inside of our imperfect RELATIONSHIPS within which we are participants. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================