Saturday, April 25, 2009

The wolf howled at the moon, but shall you ...chase it ..own it ...have it: human soul?

(Journey in a Broken World)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Ice melted, and slowly glittered, then sprinkled, and rippled: then flew from the surface, and as it did: there was ...sound ...noise, symphony of deadly scream.

The wolves howled: ...focussed on the moon.

And as they howled, the dripping blood stood still: the hunt had begun ...when had it ever ceased?

And yet: as we hear the fatal, primitive sound, some part wants to join in: howl at the moon: and shout at "Reality"; our God, that background on which all material exists.

Yet, what makes us diffeent, us few who seek the "Catholic" truth, what makes us unique: utterly different: we seek not only to howl at the "Moon" as most do: but rather: to fly up to be upon it, on our goodness alone, and on the moon's ...effect, and "truth" ...you see

... we who seek the near impossible: become better at all that is normal: ...sounding our reward:
the moon has been to earth: and we howl at him: our moon and sun: and we seek him out:
who died for us:
on a cross!

And yet, what of you: will you do the ...impossible,
... will you claim your reward, and jump, and catch the moon?











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Journey IABW: How to become an apologist!

(Journey in a Broken World)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Recently, I was asked: "how can I defend my faith": to paraphrase the request: ...that is.

Now, as we somersault around apologetics, we must always remember to start at the beginning-

do I really know "my" Faith?

You see, the biggest problem I encountered when I first entered apologetics: is the hegemony of the inaccurate perceptions of "Catholicism". This empire of heresy in everyday life: expands from children: to teenagers: even to religious orders, bishops and possibly cardinals. What one must do, if they want to enter apologetics; the science of giving answers about the faith in a truthful manner: is not learn their faith from others.

You see, we all have to get a "driver's license" to drive: personally, allot of us think that is often not the case in "South Africa"; but really, at least we got our licenses: but imagine learning to drive by watching other drivers?

You would learn to speed, and confuse persons at "circles": you would stop when meant to go, and probably Endanger other drivers.

One cannot learn the faith from those around them: especially in a "Catholic" country: then where can one learn it?

You see: to teach the faith: one must firstly learn the faith: and other than the internet's best: where I learned most of my faith: despite serious problems in "South Africa": there is a cute little book: known as "The Catechism of the Catholic Church": don't get the compendium: it is useless for any deep questions, but the full book is highly specific, highly useful: and extremely Orthodoxly Catholic: the global version of that: that is.

Secondly, get a good bible: with notes: how can you expect to understand a rough English translation: often ignoring tense, and the like: of a 2 000 ("Two Thousand") year old: dead language? More than that: a translation: of just one of the many secondary or tertiary or so-on copies of the original: spelling mistakes, and human error included.

The "New Jerusalem Bible": "Standard Edition" (buy the big one), "Douay Rheims" (get a good version of such), "Navarre Bible", or "Ignatius Bible" may be a "good" selection.

The word of "God": is "Jesus Christ": the bible is just a record of him, and other things useful to get us into heaven. That said: it was compiled by the "Catholic Church": at the "Council of Rome", "Hippo" etc: with the aid of the "Holy Spirit": and it's authors were serving "God" faithfully.

Those with more advanced interests: may be interested in "Ecumenical" (global) Councils: of the "Catholic" church: remembering that the likes of "Vatican II": are only infallible: so far as they relate to stating "Catholic" doctrine, and "Catholic" morals: the language in which the mass is said: generally being neither: such is pastoral.

Having formed your basis: remember: "Catholic Doctrine" and "Morals": will be "protected" by "God" until the times are all past. There is only one church which stands up to decay: and remains +-"2 000" ("Two Thousand") years: still actively teaching the word of "God", still having active structures to "insure" infallibility on certain issues (see acts 5 v 4 and acts 15: on infallibility).

Once you have your basis: start listening to/ reading some good pro-"life", pro-"family", pro-"pope", pro-"tradition", pro-"magisterium", pro-"bible" ("Catholic version) "Catholic" theologians: consider "Chesterton", or "Fulton Sheen": and perhaps discover the internet, and those who are more accurate there.

On this point: you have help: www.catholicculture.com: reviews many of the sites online on orthodoxy: and the "Scripturelink" search engine (our service): can search through all their best rated sites: as well as the best services online, or some better ones: as far as reviews go (we do from time to time exclude part or all of an internet site).

Finding interesting, or beneficial sites: can help in understanding issues one wants to cover: remember: "good" "Catholic" sites are not always excellent: but balance: and a desire for truth over most else: can help one. Much can also be gained: from using "Scripturelink"'s search features: after reading an entry in one of the better "Catholic" sites: to check up what is said. Many of the most popular "Catholic" sites online: are the most horrendous, and not all are noted as such on the likes of "Catholic Culture": or the like.

Once you know your faith: consider both direct, and indirect ways to promote it and its views: justifying views by it on multiple subjects: makes it more accessible: being honest about real faults: within the fallible ordinary church; helps.

Know also: enough history to justify it there, and always remember: you have the option of asking if you can research a topic: before coming back.

Remember: the "Imprimatur": is not the "symbol" of "Catholic" "Orthodoxy" it used to be: you need to find a "Catholic" source: that impresses you, and which genuinely seeks the good of the church: and not other external: corrupting means. Follow your intuition, and always make sure you know what point is being discusses: and be honest, especially if you do not know: but then decide: and inform: that you will find out: and use Scripturelink or the like: to verify claims.

If someone cannot back up their claims: remember: they have no power: any truthful statement for or against the faith: should be backed up in more than rumour, or opinion, or claims: one must be able to prove it. Don't accept anything without evidence: and always remember to follow the truth within you.

Remember: many have entered the "church", as though "Spies": in order to mislead us: stay with what "God" "guarantees": stay with the guidance of the Magisterium, and stay with the "miraculous effect" of the "7" ("Seven") Sacraments ("Pledges"/"Promises"): given us by God. Remember: both "Luther", and "Arius" were priests: don't listen when rank is pulled: listen to the raw truth: to the Magisterium: and remember: such is not what others say it is: read for yourself, know for yourself: we at "Scripturelink" also created a search engine to search the "Vatican II" council: itself, just as we created one to search the "Catechism": which isn't infallible: but extremely useful and generally "orthodox" to the teachings of the "Magisterium" of the "One Holy Catholic and Apostolic" "Roman Catholic" Church.

The likes of "EWTN", or the Vatican itself: also host such documents: but rather get to know the "Catechism" before the councils, and consider interacting on the likes of "Catholic Answer Forums": with others. Remember: your soul is your responsibility: and your conscience is to be guarded and made powerful by none other than you. Trust no-one, but trust "God" to get you through: with the relative trust we must give to others: and with the wise trust we must give to many: therefore: in trusting "God", trust others: in the right degree.









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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Journey: Happy Easter, in our Broken world!

(Journey in a Broken World)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Recently, I was asked: "how can I defend my faith": to paraphrase the request: ...that is.

Now, as we somersault around apologetics, we must always remember to start at the beginning-

...do I really know "my" Faith?

You see, the biggest problem I encountered when I first entered apologetics: is the hegemony of the inaccurate perceptions of "Catholicism". This empire of heresy in everyday life: expands from children: to teenagers: even to religious orders, bishops and possibly cardinals. What one must do, if they want to enter apologetics; the science of giving answers about the faith in a truthful manner: is not learn their faith from others.

You see, we all have to get a "driver's license" to drive: personally, allot of us think that is often not the case in "South Africa"; but really, at least we got our licenses: but imagine learning to drive by watching other drivers?

You would learn to speed, and confuse persons at "circles": you would stop when meant to go, and probably Endanger other drivers.

One cannot learn the faith from those around them: especially in a "Catholic" country: such as "Ireland", or "France"(was): then where can one learn it?

You see: to teach the faith: one must firstly learn the faith: and other than the internet's best: where I learned most of my faith: despite serious problems in "South Africa": there is a cute little book: known as "The Catechism of the Catholic Church": don't get the compendium: it is useless for any deep questions, but the full book is highly specific, highly useful: and extremely "Orthodoxly" "Catholic": the global version of that: that is.

Secondly, get a good bible: with notes: how can you expect to understand a rough English translation: often ignoring tense, and the like: of a +-"2 000" ("Two Thousand") year old: dead language? More than that: a translation: of just one of the many secondary or tertiary or so-on copies of the original: spelling mistakes, and human error included.

The "New Jerusalem Bible": "Standard Edition" (buy the big one), "Douay Rheims" (get a good version of such), "Navarre Bible", or "Ignatius Bible" may be a "good" selection.

The word of "God": is "Jesus Christ": the bible is just a record of him, and other things useful to get us into heaven. That said: it was compiled by the "Catholic Church": at the "Council of Rome", "Hippo" etc: with the aid of the "Holy Spirit": and it's authors were serving "God" faithfully.

Those with more advanced interests: may be interested in "Ecumenical" (global) Councils: of the "Catholic" church: remembering that the likes of "Vatican II": are only infallible: so far as they relate to stating "Catholic" doctrine, and "Catholic" morals: the language in which the mass is said: generally being neither: such is pastoral.

Having formed your basis: remember: "Catholic Doctrine" and "Morals": will be "protected" by "God" until the times are all past. There is only one church which stands up to decay: and remains +-"2 000" ("Two Thousand") years: still actively teaching the word of "God", still having active structures to "insure" infallibility on certain issues (see acts 5 v 4 and acts 15: on infallibility).

Once you have your basis: start listening to/ reading some good pro-"life", pro-"family", pro-"pope", pro-"tradition", pro-"magisterium", pro-"bible" ("Catholic version) "Catholic" theologians: consider "Chesterton", or "Fulton Sheen": and perhaps discover the internet, and those who are more accurate there.

On this point: you have help: www.catholicculture.com: reviews many of the sites online on orthodoxy: and the "Scripturelink" search engine (our service): can search through all their best rated sites: as well as the best services online, or some better ones: as far as reviews go (we do from time to time exclude part or all of an internet site).

Finding interesting, or beneficial sites: can help in understanding issues one wants to cover: remember: "good" "Catholic" sites are not always excellent: but balance: and a desire for truth over most else: can help one. Much can also be gained: from using "Scripturelink"'s search features: after reading an entry in one of the better "Catholic" sites: to check up what is said. Many of the most popular "Catholic" sites online: are the most horrendous, and not all are noted as such on the likes of "Catholic Culture": or the like.

Once you know your faith: consider both direct, and indirect ways to promote it and its views: justifying views by it on multiple subjects: makes it more accessible: being honest about real faults: within the fallible ordinary church; helps.

Know also: enough history to justify it there, and always remember: you have the option of asking if you can research a topic: before coming back.

Remember: the "Imprimatur": is not the "symbol" of "Catholic" "Orthodoxy" it used to be: you need to find a "Catholic" source: that impresses you, and which genuinely seeks the good of the church: and not other external: corrupting means. Follow your intuition, and always make sure you know what point is being discusses: and be honest, especially if you do not know: but then decide: and inform: that you will find out: and use Scripturelink or the like: to verify claims.

If someone cannot back up their claims: remember: they have no power: any truthful statement for or against the faith: should be backed up in more than rumour, or opinion, or claims: one must be able to prove it. Don't accept anything without evidence: and always remember to follow the truth within you.

Remember: many have entered the "church", as though "Spies": in order to mislead us: stay with what "God" "guarantees": stay with the guidance of the Magisterium, and stay with the "miraculous effect" of the "7" ("Seven") Sacraments ("Pledges"/"Promises"): given us by God. Remember: both "Luther", and "Arius" were priests: don't listen when rank is pulled: listen to the raw truth: to the Magisterium: and remember: such is not what others say it is: read for yourself, know for yourself: we at "Scripturelink" also created a search engine to search the "Vatican II" council: itself, just as we created one to search the "Catechism": which isn't infallible: but extremely useful and generally "orthodox" to the teachings of the "Magisterium" of the "One Holy Catholic and Apostolic" "Roman Catholic" Church.

The likes of "EWTN", or the Vatican itself: also host such documents: but rather get to know the "Catechism" before the councils, and consider interacting on the likes of "Catholic Answer Forums": with others. Remember: your soul is your responsibility: and your conscience is to be guarded and made powerful by none other than you. Trust no-one, but trust "God" to get you through: with the relative trust we must give to others: and with the wise trust we must give to many: therefore: in trusting "God", trust others: in the right degree.









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Friday, April 10, 2009

Life: the purpose of it's signs!

(Journey in a Broken World)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The human ingenuity, the lungs, the ligaments, and various members: and organs: including the mind: are not the purpose of our being: but simply methods, hopes: which protect the life: the vibration of our Soul's dance with God: within it's manifestation: our body.

God is reality. For, all relies on Reality. Reality thinks: whether really, or if thinking itself is but illusion: for all exists because of the living, thinking background structure on which all matter exists. All that is: in some way reflects reality: so too must thought.

Now, the mind, the limbs: the lungs that breathe: all these are but protections: that which maintains and protects the life of the being.

This is why: even that cruelly, and inaccurately: which is termed a vegetable: when still human: even that life is worth preserving: even should the harvesting of its organs "save" another. Simply because the protective features that nature has given us: to preserve the life, which evolution has for thousands of years been the guardian of: does not mean the life is gone. Nature designs our bodies to protect our life: what theology calls our soul. that which is reflected through our form: of Reality's true nature.

Simply because one life is weak, and another is stronger: simply because one life needs a machine to be, and another is stronger: does not mean one life is worth more than another. Life is not it's signs: and the reason we used to define it as ending when there was no longer breath: is that at this point: without protection, the vibration of life upon the physical form, the mystical light would cease: but even then: when one stopped breathing: one could still have other signs restored again: via what was called the kiss of life. Simply because that designed to protect our life: that which orders, and maintains the society of cells in our body: simply because mental function: designed to keep the candle of life burning, or simply because a ligament is gone, or the ability to breathe on one's own strength: does not mean the purpose of all this is gone. The meaning and purpose of the human purpose is their life. Life is what society is created to protect: the weaker the life: the more protection it should warrant and demand.

Journey: Why is Good Friday Good?

(Journey in a Broken World)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Some time ago: I was asked for an apology on good Friday: specifically pertaining to the apologetics of why it is supposedly "Good". Here is the apology I wrote:

Why is Good Friday good, and Friday itself looked at as Holy?


Now, to a person ignorant of why Good Friday is: “Good”: such may seem odd: God is crucified; he suffers, and is hurt: is not “Good Friday” the defeat, and Easter the Victor. Firstly, one must know: the supper: the “Last Supper”: actually occurs on Good Friday: in the Jewish day, when the sun sets: is the start of the next day. Secondly, it is important to realize: that in a sacramental view of Christianity: the sacrifice of the Eucharist: transfers past time, and physically links the celebrants: not with Jesus as though only at Easter, but importantly, with Jesus as he is still on the cross:


The Jesus sacrificed in the Mass: refers to a physical connection with the actual crucifixion on good Friday: it is as though one looks at Christmas: the day when the animal we eat is killed is good: for us, because it’s death sustains us. Good Friday is the beginning of the Triumph of the Cross: it is on this day and not on Easter, that each of our sins are paid for. In the African tradition, animals are sacrificed in a celebratory manner: Jesus, God himself, is sacrificed to God, by evil hands: so that those who are forgiven at all are always forgiven through time: by God: into this very moment, when Jesus is still on the cross. Good Friday therefore is Good: it is the day in which God’s enmity with us can be set aside: it is the beginning of the treaty, the family known as Christianity. The Man next to Jesus on the Cross: Jesus forgives, without an animal sacrifice: evidently: it is by his death, on Good Friday, that we are forgiven, for there was no sacrifice, and Jesus had not died yet.


We would have been forgiven even if He had not risen on Easter, in accordance with Isaiah’s “Suffering Servant”. Good Friday is Good, as it is the day on which history alters its course: it is the ultimate demonstration of God’s love to us: to those in love: foolishness is wisdom: as the Bible also says: “God’s foolishness is wiser than Man’s wisdom”.  


The crucifixion itself is expected from the broken world: it is sin itself showing its face: and yet: it is good, because the crucifixion, is the death throes of death: it is here that death is reversed: for this reason, “Good Friday” is good: good in that it is where evil is conquered: good, in that it is God’s remedy to evil: although, like many medicines: it tastes dreadful to the senses: yet puts one in a better state.
Marc Aupiais, 2009-03-27



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Western Genodices Series: Is Euthanasia Genocide?

(Journey in a Broken World; Social Justice South Africa)

Article by Marc Aupiais

--Further argument based on United nations' Documentation--Killing members of a group--- as aimed at an entire population, and aimed at destroying part of a national group, which is targeted-- is Euthanasia Article 2 section a or c genocide--

As per usual, when covering genocide issues: our argument is based on the UN definition of Genocide-- by which we looked at abortion, and strategic nuclear weapons in previous views of possible "Modern genocides": perpetrated with the direct assistance of Europe, America, Russia, China, and or other sections of current so-called global powers in our day and age--

This definition of Genocide: being the:


Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide


Approved and proposed for signature and ratification or accession by
General Assembly resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948


entry into force 12 January 1951, in accordance with article XIII

as viewable on the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights' website:

http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/p_genoci.htm

To begin our argument: genocide must be aimed at a specific population group: i.e. "national, ethnical, racial or religious group": it must aim to destroy part or whole of such: as demonstrated by article 2 section d: this includes an intent to prevent future population within a group.

Now, if we were to say that every person: whose ID number ended with the number 13: within a country: may be killed without punishment, by their fellow human beings: or say: as in Arbor Day: all those centuries ago: should a state declare: that those who were Jewish: may be killed without punishment on a particular day: such would directly be Genocide: in that allowing a part of the population which any section could be: to be killed: would be genocide: as would be allowing the general population to kill such people with their permission: these with an ID number of thirteen: and further: not discouraging the population from begging these people for permission: in fact, what if the state encouraged the population to get such people to kill themselves: what if they said to health professionals: to advise these people that they were better dead than alive: such measures would be calculated to cause part of the population to kill themselves. Surely: such permission to kill a random section of the population: is to commit genocide: just as a parent can be guilty of killing their child in negligence.

Now, we get to something more definable as genocide than simply allowing those whose ID numbers start with 13 to be killed: such is only Genocide so much as such a group is in fact part of the general population: the rest of the population are in fact also committing genocide against their own.

As to article d genocide:

"(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;"

A pride of Lions: always attack the weakest members of a heard: the sick, the elderly, and the very young: those who cannot protect themselves.

Even if actions such as Euthanasia were to attack elderly people: for a purpose other than reducing populations of a group: surely: this is not the peak of what the definition says: destroying only ten members or fifty thousand: the definition says only that it must be aimed at the group as a whole. It may be said that a state: aims its laws: in general at the national group under it as a whole.

If the state, then takes upon itself to allow those members of the population: most likely to not be able to think properly: most desperate: those who are often sold snake oil, and grasp on straws: if the state offered to them: something that the state called a cure: and knew that the population in general: duty-bound to care for these people: would want this duty to be gone: in order to have an easier time: if the state then decided that these others may be permitted to pressure such population groupings within a national grouping, or ethnic grouping: to die: is this not similar to what business persons might call "Constructive Dismissal": are not these measures intended: that at least some of the population intend to die: and is not the state certain that they will kill and destroy: many members of the population: surely also: this is aimed at a national group: if a state permits that those least stable: least sane by a psychological definition: are allowed to both be pestered into killing themselves by more sane individuals: and to have medical practitioners: persons they are likely to listen to: tell them to kill themselves.

Surely: simply because a part of the population is more likely to take the offer: less likely to feel secure in arguing against what their selfish relative desire: if a section of the population: who we admit in our laws: cannot really reasonably handle their finances: if this section can choose to die: and if we know that they are likely to take this choice: by ensuring they do so: by wrapping up the choice of death: and getting doctors to encourage them to die: by using the law: to make their family think it acceptable to tell them it is better to die: simply because they are more likely to submit: is this not just as likely to result in it being genocide?

When speed limits were introduced: persons began to generally drive faster; and knowing that killing another in self defense: makes one more likely to do so. Homosexual persons in states which are more accepting of them: are more likely to be open about their relations: people in general: often are moved by the laws in how they view life and other things. Also: the guilt arguments: of: "they are in pain": or they will never live a normal life: etc: enter the media: by legalizing that a section of the population: unable to give consent to most important decisions: most likely to feel weak: and guilty for not being able to contribute much: or legalizing that their relatives: without their consent: may decide to kill them: are we not advocating genocide?

Further: Homosexuals for instance: often say they are born with a condition: which likely will give them much pain and suffering, ostentation, and statistically: likely an earlier death: these persons will never be normal: if they are to be believed: would it not be genocide against the population in general to get rid of these persons: or inflict conditions on them likely to destroy part of the population: based simply on what they would claim is something genetic? Is this not what the Nazi's did to this part of their population groups: irrespective of whether or not they acted on their choices?

Don't we often talk of putting dictators, or enemies: "Out of their misery": is this not simply an attempt to justify our choice.

If terrorists: were to release a toxin into the air: of a general population: which targeted and killed any weak enough to have asthma: would this not be genocide against the population?

Simply because someone is psychologically, or physically weak: does not change the situation. Being weak, or unstable: only means one is more likely to die: we do not kill persons allergic to bees for this. Aiming measures to destroy part of a population: and aiming it at the population: simply because some are more susceptible: and simply because we aim at these for now: does not make it any less aimed at the population.

Pain: is simply a sign: that our life is being endangered: the evolutionary purpose of this: is to keep us alive.

Is not killing those in the population: experiencing pain: and most likely to grasp at straws: is this not abusing their evolutionary weakness: their instability: by offering them: what in that moment: may appear as though it were a cure: is it not abusing their evolution: like a Venus Fly Trap- does to a fly?

This article does not constitute legal advise in any form whatsoever. Rely on it at your own risk.


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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pope shares his condolences over Italy Earthquake

(Journey in a Broken World)

From Agenzia Fides/ Fides Service:

VATICAN - The Holy Father's telegram of condolences for the victims of the earthquake in Abruzzo

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. has sent the following telegram, on behalf of the Holy Father Benedict XVI, to Archbishop Giuseppe Molinari of L'Aquila (Italy) for the earthquake that struck the city of L'Aquila and the province of Abruzzo: “The dramatic news of the violent earthquake which struck the territory of the archdiocese has filled the Supreme Pontiff's heart with consternation, and he charges Your Excellency to pass on the expression of his heartfelt participation in the suffering of the beloved people affected by the tragic event. Giving assurances of his fervent prayers for the victims, especially the children, His Holiness asks the Lord to bring comfort to their families and, while giving affectionate words of encouragement to the survivors and the people who in various ways are helping in the rescue operations, he sends everyone his special apostolic blessing. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State of His Holiness.” (SL) (Agenzia Fides 7/4/2009)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Journey: How Should I view Evil?

(Journey in a Broken World)

Article By Marc Aupiais

--Concepts of Good and evil--Truth in proportion is good--God is what we term "Reality"--

Evil, what a concept, what an idea: ultimately: how we view this: seems to say allot about where we stand with the Catholic God.

We either see evil: as that which reminds us of our own mortality: our own weakness: excactly why so many people hate confession, as with some who hate mass for this reason: there are other reasons also why people say they dislike it, and why they dislike it:

We say: this person, or thing showed me that I am mortal: weak, and not impervious. We hate rollar coasters for this reason, we hate those disease advertisements also: for this reason: yet, if this is the only way we define evil: and I don't mean in a worded way: but in our actions: then we have lost track of the Catholic way of viewing evil.

God is Reality: that background on which all things exist. He is infinite, impervious, all-knowing and all those other things which we rightly associate with Reality: Reality being that on which all exists: also thinks, and is aware.

If we hate only that which shows us to not be "Reality", but only "Matter": then we hate that which shows us the truth: and that is a bit of a fallacy.

If we, however: hate that which makes us less like reality: and call that evil: whether it be physical evil: or moral evil: and call that more like "Reality", or that which makes us more like reality: "Good": then our view of good and evil: is workable: and in line with the church. All that is morally evil: is deceptive.

Evil: does not disprove God: it is simply the lower end of the scale: of things like or not like God: in proportion, or out of it: Evil: is also how we define that which is bad for us. Truth is good for us, if we are in a right state of mind, and if that truth is in proportion.

We need not fear the truth: that we are not impervious: if we realize that our souls are: and that if we follow God's numerous and all-encompassing, even dynamic commands: then we shall be on a path: of exploring truth: and towards existing forever: as saints, or at least as good people: and not that which is out of proportion for all eternity. That said: while our souls are indestructible: they can lose their connection with Life/God/Reality: to an extent that we become disfigured forever: if we do not heal our life in time.

Note: phrases in this article refer to Catholic theology: it is not created to offend anyone: but rather to give a catholic, doctrinal perspective on such.




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