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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Insidious Perfection

Insidious: in·sid·i·ous  (n-sd-s)

  1. Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner:insidious rumors; an insidious disease.
  2. Intended to entrap; treacherous: insidious misinformation.
  3. Beguiling but harmful; alluring: insidious pleasures
Did you know your mind can be your worst enemy? Things that you allow into your mind whether real or imagined can ruin who you are and in fact kill the potential of the person you can be. I had a person tell me a long time ago that they were trying to reach their full potential by "being as close to perfection in God's eyes as humanly possibly". Back then I was 12 yrs old and my grasp of things real had been clouded by what others imagined. So when she told me this I thought it beautiful and I congratulated her faith in her beliefs. I thought "She'll definitely get into heaven thinking like that".

Now skip to 14 years later when I think for myself and my beliefs are my own and not borrowed from someone who borrowed them from someone else. I look back and I think "That lady probably wasted a  lot of years on her dumb ass insidious idea of perfection. What is perfection other than an idea relative to what a person knows and has experienced. Perfection is like beauty. It's in the eyes of the beholder. A person seeking to be what any other considers perfect is doomed to fail because a beholders idea of perfection changes randomly with each new connection made in the relative thought process.

A friend of mine recently had me ponder this? God is perfection according to Christianity. And according to the Bible, God told Man to rule over his house and to rule over the earth. When Man falls short of this duty he is told that he is not a man of God for he has fallen short of God's Glory. But was it not God who could not rule over his own angels and in turn allowed the angel we now call Satan to manifest? In the beginning we were perfect like Him, remember? In the end it was that we believed to have created perfection that proved itself imperfect. 

I asked a person I considered a religious and holy thinker about this. He had no concrete answers at first.  He made a point of bringing up the universal Christian belief that "A Saint is just a sinner who fell down and got up". He said that God allowed for the imperfections in man by allowing us to ask for and receive forgiveness. But my thoughts were that man is not to judge man because no man is without sin. You know the "He without sin cast the first stone" thing. But in relationship to the Bible, it was God's imperfection that created the imperfections within us all since it is the devil that God created who is made responsible for the sins within us. That religious thinker told me "And that is the test. So you see God tested his Angels then cast those that failed out of heaven. He then had room to allow us in and tested us for entry." 

Wow, I thought. So I said "If I accidentally knocked over your coffee and in the bottom of the cup you found residue of rat poison, could I then change my mind and say it was on purpose. He said "God works in mysterious ways. If that happened I would say he worked through you". As I was leaving I saw him take his cup of morning coffee and pour it down the sink. The look on his face was one of relief. I think he was happy to have found suitable answers to difficult questions. But the coffee down the sink said I had proven my point.

Which brings me to the next point. If a person robs a bank and then we later find that the bank was about to fold and take all the money anyways, then the person that robbed the bank says "oh I knew that would happen that's why I did it. I'll give the people who had accounts back their money depending on if they meet criteria that I set." How is this guy qualified to set standards and judge? Is he not still a thief?