Friday, 22 September 2017
Natural Justice teaches that the world and God reflect fixed Laws by which we are rewarded and punished - rewards for good behavior and punishments for bad behavior.
Natural Justice is a naive expectation.
It cannot be sustained upon any length of experience in the world.
The Book of Job in the Bible was written to refute the claims of Natural Justice.
So the religious elites projected their expectations of Natural Justice into the afterlife - creating Heaven and Hell.
If God does not behave in this way in life why would He behave this way after death?
A better explanation is that God is Love.
And Love bends the rules according to understanding.
God does not punish us.
God, when called upon, will try and help us.
God is our loving Father.
And a father does not condemn his children.
But we are not passive puppets.
We love and participate in God's work.
We are co-creators with God.
So we can replace the childish notion of Natural Justice with the mature understanding of Love.
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