Saturday, 9 August 2014
Good and Evil.
The problem with categorizing things (or people) as good or evil is that one immediately has to win out against the other.
No good person is entirely good and no evil person is entirely evil.
So to begin a war between good and evil is to condemn us to perpetual battle.
This is the cause of much of the violence in our world.
Better to say that those we call evil are motivated by fears that have been learned or inherited.
Those who choose evil are usually those who have internalized the violent, vindictive God of the Old Testament and rejected God on false grounds.
These ideas about God are projected fears.
So, rather than battling against them, we should seek to liberate them from their fears.
And offer them the true image of a loving God.
There are only two things in the world - Love and Fear.
Where we find evil if we do the calculus we will find fear.
What motivates them?
Who told them?
And why did they tell them?
Blind guides motivated by fear.
Beginning and ending with the fear of God.
But we have nothing to fear from God.
God punishes no one.
He wishes the best for everyone.
Only good comes from God.
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