Sunday, July 19, 2015

If a Garden represented a straight, narrow path toward Unity, then evil is like weeds and pests in the Garden.  All evil begins as a seed or egg of a pest but will eventually fill the entire Garden if tolerated.  Tolerance is all that is not on the narrow path.  The evils closer to the path are small and tend to lead the traveler astray; but evils become larger as the straying traveler moves further and further from the path.

5 comments:

  1. Getting the most from a Garden demands the highest of intolerance for weeds and pests.

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  2. The straight, narrow path contains the factors that produce the strongest version of any Purpose. Tolerance for factors that widen the path can only weaken the Purpose--the greater the tolerance; the weaker the Purpose.

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  3. Is there a situation where tolerance is good for Society? Yes.

    It is when the Spirit is correct--seeking their way to contribute to the common high purpose of Society. Tolerance would primarily be shown for children who are seeking their purpose and do not have clearly defined life priciples yet. When people correct their own mistakes, the resulting changes are much more acceptable to them. They own the change--not someone else.

    There are many such examples of good ways to be tolerant; but tolerance for an incorrect Spirit is not one of them (Matt 12:31-32).

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  4. When tolerance is promoted as necessary, it is forgotten that big evils are usually the result of small evils being tolerated or legitimized. Recognizing the future harm of small evils is the result of having strong, well defined principles. This will also produce a high level of intolerance for even the smallest of evils.

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  5. No individual can live completely tolerant. Such an individual would be without principles and love. They would be undefined--no soul.

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