We can forget the spiritual nature of Freedom and its enemies.
I'd rather not.
Take this as you will. JMHO as they say.
The nature of hell is lived out every day. We see its results. Most of us experience it in some way. Here comes a spiritual history trip (Thus believe it or not. I will NOT shovel my opinions on you, aka take it or leave it.).
The War in Heaven aka the beginning it seems.
Lucifer, the best and brightest. The most favored of the Most High.
This beautiful creature became swollen with pride. Obsessed with surpassing God to the point L said, 'I will set my thorne above the Most High God'.
Sick. Delusional. This obsession slid into evil with such a statement.
Interesting sidenote, the Branch Davidians see Lucifer as female. The mate of Michael in prehistory.
I don't see this as anti female. Male and female are the constants in the universe. Pride comes before the fall, no matter the seeming 'sex', no matter the being.
Pride. That deceptive vanity. 'I'm sooo hot. I'm sooo great.' Well maybe you are. OTOH maybe not.
What does that mean?
What do you stand for?
THAT is what counts.
The nature of hell cheapens our being. It draws down to some 'common denominator'. Misery loves company. If one is demeaned, then it satisfies the base nature of 'hell'. If one hurts others, then one 'feels' relieved, til the misery becomes hunger again. Hunger to hurt for 'hate's sake' (ala Milton).
Look at the liberals. They debase socalled 'conservatives'. If the finger is pointed away from you, then it takes the pressure off. Supposedly.
Don't be fooled.
Look at the WHOLE picture.
Denial aint just a river. It is a place that exists for those who seek lies. To themselves, others. A lala land that gives permission for the worst kind of lies. Especially to oneself. To make themselves feel better at the expense of others.
And don't lie to yourself about encroaching tyranny. Again, don't be fooled, nor diverted.
Take the whole shebang into consideration.
Denial just might be the 'river' into 'hell'.
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