Linnea wrote: Joe? I don't understand...
I will say this, though. How each of us comes to terms with our own consciousness - our 'stange attractor' in chaos theory, maybe - forms and informs our reality.
As we empower our thought processes, we create our own realities, including any energy we identify as evil or good.
As we focus our energies on the great evils you describe in such exquisite detail - we give them form and existence - in our reality. Just that.
There is no absolute beyond consciousness. Unless, unless - we choose to allow the concept of 'Grace' as an aspect of - a component of - consciousness.
Grace, to me - means we allow a humility, a yearning for completeness - that we are 'not alone'. That we are 'known' by and included in, a higher and absolute consciousness which both includes and is more than - our individual consciousness.
What we do with that, is under our control.
Discrimination - Grace
Beautiful thoughts Linnea. Grace is a beautiful thing:)
Joe, thanks for sharing. Your long drawn attacks on the Catholic Church do cause me to pause and ask myself some tough questions. However I do feel inadequate to even be in your presence and greatness let alone post a reply. In fact I should just stop posting and finish my Dr. Suess novels. Forgive this uneducated peasant and his ill use of words.
I have seen the most profound statements come from the simplist of individuals. Even the uneducated and the poor...children have moments of great wisdom as well
Peace to all and may we learn to live together in harmony. (I know a lofty goal)