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The Good That Is Always [resumed from earlier]
So many children and animals there are
That require our care, shelter, and rearing.
How stout a man then is that
Who needs be cruel and domineering?
They are not at bottom strong
Who will not the poor and weak protect,
And such who fail the innocent
Reveal innate frailty as defect.
For true riches and true might
Will safeguard the humblestís rights,
And if the mild or forlorn we cannot shield
Then all Earthís but a barren field.
If love and charity donít hold final sway,
Of what use is our leisure, jokes, and play?
Dirty tricks and violent strife --
Thatís no way of living life.
Let truth, mercy, and justice reign
That there might be reason for sun and rain;
Cherish as many we may
With compassion of highest quality.
For no greater force could or can there be
But that which loves all life,
And makes all life free.
Towards that sort of power must we strive,
If there be meaning to being alive.
And even if we fail
And all the world
Is to chaos and ruin hurled,
Souls so loving will yet endure
Within the Spirit of all thatís pure.
[To be continued...]
Even if spirit people do not account for 100% of all the worst crime and evil that does and has ever taken place, 80 to 90% would still be a reasonable, ballpark figure to impugn them for. On the other hand, how much we owe them for good is a much trickier and more difficult question to answer. Yet I suspect that, at best and to grant them all kinds of benefit of the doubt, it would be the last ratio given only in reverse.
It is not uncommon among more thoughtless sorts to assume that people often go into the church, to, say, become a priest or nun because they could not be successful in romantic love, and yet it is not far fetched, I think, to conclude that historically there are and have been some who took holy orders in no insignificant part owing to their having too many people loving them (in that way) and to thus elide and avoid predictable strife with such.
Worth noting in passing -- I had mentioned in my writings that the magician at one time told me he was filled with and inhabited in his body by a large number of small sprites. If this testimony of his is true, this combinations of personh in himself might help to further account for his unusual preternatural powers or being so powerful, but also why he is not entirely his own person; and therefore needs medical assistance of some kind; in order to cure and thereby not give him an excuse or cause for doing evil (he otherwise wouldn't -- at least in a given instance.)
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Reality to them is what people (seem to) think and, but more importantly, what the master tells them -- logic and facts having very little to do with it (and which will explain why they frown upon and would thwart free speech and open discussion, including on the internet.)
When it comes to things of extremely value, there is an enormous and insurmountable difference between having something, and having it on your own (and not somebody else's) terms (and which terms presumably are honest, fair, and reasonable.)
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