I'll take you on a literary trip in a minute.
First, I want to reiterate there is always the spiritual along with all else. I believe it and in my own way know it.
Body. The physical body, our temp homes.
Mind. Our capacity to think, reason and be who we are in this life.
Psyche. That which comes from God, from without and within.
Spirit. That which animates, which is immortal. Our core.
What follows you don't have to believe. Just think about it.
Before there were planets, stars, matter, there was God/Spirit.
God created the angels/spirits, then humans etc.
The top angel became prideful and thought it could be over God. It convinced a third of the angels, however many that were to follow it. There was a war and the fallen were defeated and cast out of heaven.
The fallen refused to help humans and wouldn't serve them. It forgot we are to serve one another.
That fallen nature pursued humans. Pride always has and always will come before the fall.
In the human realm, it has been a constant battle between Liberty re God and the Light versus tyranny re the fallen and darkness.
There have been various manifestations of each.
The quintessential polarization is our Republic vs collectivism.
We are sovereign beings who unite for the common good. Our enemies shun individualism and all work toward leaders and the state.
Death and destruction plague us as we battle through the ages.
Selfish inward turned people use religion as a bludgeon to forge tyranny. It is the antithesis of faith as a way of life. Love vs hate.
They are two sides of the same coin. Yes we should hate what is evil. No we mustn't let hate control us. We must balance love and hate as we do head and heart.
This isn't complete but it is a palette for a portrait.
I'll let you figure the rest out. I honor your free will.
Gun Extremists Blame Unarmed Victims!
4 hours ago