The notion that one can abstract the brilliant part out of the continuum of one's mind, body and time - then discuss it as a discrete unit wholly uninfluenced by one's life experience - seems naive.
If one were to read a remarkable individual's memoir and he claimed that his exceptional work was advanced at some point by the energy behind something "unrelated" like a tender homosexual kiss, would this be a meaningful and relevant point to share with student human beings?
Wouldn't it be fair to reveal that, for some people, creativity and brilliance leap irrationally from unexpected quarters?
If a fundamental goal of education is to relay complete information about the human experience (out of which wisdom may rise) would it not be a major disservice to excise this stuff of lives? [link]
A. The Evil is Outside You
Does the Christian God engineer a single fundamental nature consistent across all human creation?
Is that fundamental nature the God in me: Truth. Goodness. Compassion.
Does He then allow His creation the capacity for free will: the opportunity to make life choices either consistent or inconsistent with its fundamental nature?
A license to err, correct course and be compassionately enfolded by the flock?
B. The Evil is Inside You
Does the Christian God engineer many fundamental natures variable across all human creation?
Is that fundamental nature the God in me: Truth, Goodness, Compassion in some. Mendacity, Malevolence, Indifference in others. Dynamic mixes of all these in most.
Does He then allow His creation the capacity for free will: the opportunity to discover through hard experience the particular fundamental mix that is me?
With a license to err, correct course and be compassionately enfolded by the flock, no matter where the journey may lead, no matter how peculiar I may be? [link]
Appeal to God is overarching. Trumps all. Why? As Brother Shri might phrase it, "Because God."
Hate the sin, not the sinner. Love thy enemy.
Even Christian compassion overarches - it flows from the primary, unchallengeable source.
By His Grace is your error forgiven. "I", imperfect individual human, may not forgive you, imperfect individual human. That presumption would displease Him.
All love begins with Him, flows from Him through his human vessels, touches those in error as Divine.
You, sinner, can you not see the gift you receive from Him: his infinite, undying Love, channeled through his humble vessels, we?
You, the faithful, can you not see how those who reject the primacy of your Source may experience your compassion, your forgiveness, as condescension?
Can you not see how those who accept the primacy of your Source bristle at the contention that there is just One Truth in His Word, interpreted earnestly and imperfectly, by You? [link]
Let the record show...
Homosexual culture is superior to straight culture.
Black culture is superior to homosexual culture.
Native american culture is superior to black culture.
Animal culture is superior to native american culture.
Plant culture is superior to animal culture.
Rock resists everything but erodes into a medium of growth.
God help us.