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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.} ========================================================== %RESPECTING AUTHENTIC AUTHORITY AUTHORITIES PROCESS 070108 %PROPER RESEARCH PROCEDURES ESSENTIAL FOUNDATIONS 070108 %PERSONAL COMMUNAL INTEGRATIONS INTEGRITIES SCIENCE 070108 %AUTHORITATIVE PRONOUNCEMENT DECLARATION STATEMENTS 070108 %PARABLES METAPHORS MYTHS SIMILIES ALLEGORY FABLE 070108 %NEWS REPORT HISTORICAL NARRATIVE INTERPRETATION ID 070108 Often we have difficulty in sorting out what are reliable versus non-reliable Sources-of-Authority and/or Authorities: 1. A person who is an expert in one area of expertise; but speaking outside their realm of expertise --- as when a Doctor of Physics speaks regarding proper medical procedures or proper understandings of: God, Heaven or Hell and near-death-experiences --- and is trusted just because she is a Doctor! 2. Persons who hold elective-office with power-and- authority in political-matters --- giving authoritative- views regarding Proper-Scientific-Conclusions --- while demonstrating ignorance of and/or indifference toward proper Scientific-Research-Procedures and Patterns-of- Reasoning or Mathematical-Logic. 3. Persons choosing which Scriptural-Texts to focus their attention upon, and which to ignore --- based upon their pre-existing: biases, prejudices, desires, hopes and expectations. 4. Persons choosing which Religious-Beliefs, Doctrines and rituals to take seriously, and which to be indifferent to --- based upon the views of the Dominant- People with whom they are Most-Familiar and Dependent-Upon --- in the absence any Reliable-Current-Existential- Evidence or Careful-Thinking. 5. Persons choosing Whom-to-Trust and Whom-to- Suspect --- because of their environment of Collusive- Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception. The processes of transcending the above kinds of confusion about: authority, authorities and competencies are NOT: simple, easy, obvious, or risk-free; not even among honored: scholars, scientists, or religious-leaders legitimately holding high offices and acting legitimately under the terms of their high offices' powers and authority. Be Graciously-Together in the Many-Ways-of-Shalom. (c) 2006 by Paul A. Smith in "Search for Honesty and Integrity" (On Being Yourself Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================