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Historically gods are wrathfully violent for several possible reasons. The two most prominent of these seem to be A. trespassing on a god's rights or sanctity or B. Jealousy. This is true in both paganism and pre-Christian monotheism. Now while the first of these seems fairly understandable, how is that jealousy takes on divine importance? This emotional trait it seems is of no little significance because it provides us with a very important clue about the psychology of spirit people. Indeed, when you think about it, it seems to reflect an inadequacy that brings them down to the level of mere human. Should we then or are we rightly or "divinely" punished by that which is merely human? True, occasionally such as a Greek hero might take exception to a deity's taking (what the hero sees as) unfair or unjust advantage. Otherwise and traditionally however we don't think to ask the question; since it is assumed "gods" are by their rank simply entitled to have their way. And yet...?

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In a Word

If you asked me what is the number one problem in the world today I would say it was mind control and the effect it has on everything that goes on, whether individually or society wide. Yet who addresses this topic seriously? Certainly not anywhere nearly as many as there should be.

One party is the Sadducees, the other the Pharisees, with a third party behind them hidden, manipulating and playing off of both of the former. All claim to know better, yet it is honest truth that is routinely crucified and by them all, or at least those among them who are not honest and duly rational.

The fact of the matter is that when push comes to shove if honest reason does not prevail, criminal spirit people will, and when they prevail you have torture, violence, murder. Why? Because torture, violence, murder are seen as viable alternatives to honest, rational discourse.

19 And this is judgment, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil.
20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed.
21 But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.

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[ch. 1]
...But you have come within its walls for the very purpose of trampling the wicked one under foot in his chosen abode. You had already in pitched battle outside utterly overcome him; let him have no reason, then, to say to himself, “They are now in my domain; with vile hatreds I shall tempt them, with defections or dissensions among themselves.” Let him fly from your presence, and skulk away into his own abysses, shrunken and torpid, as though he were an outcharmed or smoked-out snake. Give him not the success in his own kingdom of setting you at variance with each other, but let him find you armed and fortified with concord; for peace among you is battle with him. Some, not able to find this peace in the Church, have been used to seek it from the imprisoned martyrs. And so you ought to have it dwelling with you, and to cherish it, and to guard it, that you may be able perhaps to bestow it upon others.
~ Tertullian (c.160–220 AD), To the Martyrs

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[Posted earlier at the Lee's Legion page on Face Book]

"MARGERY TWO-SHOES" TEASER

In preparation for the upcoming holidays, I am working on a special .pdf transcription of the 1766 edition of Goody Two-Shoes. Although not wholly conclusive, scholarly consensus attributes authorship of this 18th century children's best seller, popular in America as well as Britain, to Oliver Goldsmith.

FOR THOSE WHO JUST CAN'T WAIT, here's a little teaser in the way of an excerpt.
http://www.gunjones.com/Goody_Two-Shoes__1766__excerpt.pdf

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