Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

"You see, if there wasn't evil in every single one of them out there -- why, they wouldn't be people

They'd be angels." ("Reprise," Angel 2.15) And of course, even angels fall.

A friend posted today about how awful public school can be, and honestly my public school experience was pretty good, and I commented that college and "the real world" can be just as bad.  Because honestly, people can just be selfish, thoughtless, cruel, ignorant, so on and so forth. 

Because this came up in the context of Joy Sadhana and Lent and finding light in the darkness and focusing on God, I got to thinking: What does it say about your belief in God if you dismiss people as unworthy of existence? 

I say this because I tend to be all dismissive "people suck" but it was occurring to me that if I truly believe in an Omnipotent Omniscient Omnibenevolent Creator then if I dismiss people as dreadful I am saying that God failed.  I am also refusing to see(k) the divine in everyone.  I would hardly argue that people should remain in toxic relationships just to seek the divine spark (and lots of theologies maintain that not everyone will be Saved, or that people need multiple attempts at life to get it right, etc.), but it does give me pause to make sweeping statements about the world being a better place if assorted people ceased to exist.
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