The connotations of these terms are loaded with the two disparate streams of consciousness and conscience.
The two streams are light versus dark, truth versus falsehood, unselfishness versus selfishness.
These two streams are put to you for your choice. Which you choose determines everything concerning you, your soul.
Jesus more than touched on this when he made clear that people did not have sin until he informed them of the error of their ways. Once informed, change is required to avoid that error, that sinning. To remain the same after having been informed is to knowingly and willfully err. That's the greater sin. The more one knows one is erring, the clearer and plainer it is, while that one continues that erring way and even increases his or her deception, the greater the sin, the greater the negative consequences along that long, wide path.
Before Jesus taught them and showed them and made stark the difference being right and wrong, being the difference between ultimate unselfishness versus ultimate selfishness, the people who considered themselves the opposite of naÃ¯ve, credulous, and artless, were in fact naÃ¯ve in its most negative sense. They were under the illusion that one is naÃ¯ve, credulous, and artless when that one believes in unselfishness while, in very fact, to be naÃ¯ve in the divine sense (within this real Christian context) means to choose selfishness.
Jesus understood the mind of both good and evil more than any other human being who ever lived. He could see right through people.
Now we have many, many people seeking the truth in the world. The realization of the incompatibility of good and evil, that those two spirits are of two different houses that cannot stand together as one house, is slowly beginning to dawn on people.
Many people in America continue to believe falsely that the government (the manner of organizing; the political philosophy; etc.) as constituted June 21, 1788 (the date of ratification of the US Constitution) is the best form of government ever devised by human kind. It is not. The best form of government ever devised by human kind was the first Church of the apostles of Jesus Christ.
Many will ask then why didn't it last. The answer is simple: Evil. Evil always seeks to convince the people that unselfishness is naÃ¯ve, credulous, and artless and must not be allowed. To evil, unselfishness must perish from the earth, in fact from the whole cosmos, for the whole of existence.
However, the light of the first Church of the apostles of Jesus Christ was not extinguished. The light of Jesus will never go out. Jesus shone the light of God after all.
So we have military-industrial fascism built under that Constitution of June 21, 1788. They coerced their taxing authority (self-authorized). They mandated the favoritism they wanted. They guaranteed that those who steal the inheritance of others through schemes of huge private holdings will be supported by the enslaved, the robbed. All of this they sold to the poor.
Well, the Real Liberal Christian Church is buying and selling something else. It is not buying or selling the system of selfishness held out as holy script in the form of the US Constitution. It is buying and selling (promoting) the vision of Jesus, which is the vision of dividing the incompatible away from righteousness and which is exposing the liars about the source and path of Jesus's words and life example.
The right way to constitute humanity is good samaritanship. The founding fathers of the US were not good Samaritans. That is plain to see. The history of the founding of the US is not the history of good Samaritans. It is not the history of bringing forth heaven on earth, quite the opposite, obviously.
Has the US brought heaven to Iraq? Has it sought to bring heaven to the Iraqis? Can the US military bring heaven to anyone or anyplace? The answer to these questions is a resounding "No."
There are those who will say, but the Iraqis are at fault for not accepting the American way. Wrong! The Iraqis are at fault for not accepting the real Christian way, for rejecting Jesus's teaching and example.
Therefore, it is a waste for people who know that the US military and the whole system surrounding it and which it surrounds is one huge lie that lies about everything for those people to plead for the people to return to the root spirit that has brought all of this evil to rotten fruition.
People decide, choose, how they want to be constituted. Even the corrupt system that formed the rotten status quo couldn't escape acknowledging that truth. The whole rotten system is forced by the people (who that government claims owns the government) to guarantee the free exercise of religion.
Our religion calls upon us to exercise the golden rule, which rule is good samaritanship and the new commandment and the greatest commandment and the second like it (so like it that it is the same commandment when followed fully).
Can the government of the United States deny anyone's right to exercise the golden rule? For it to do so when such an error has been made clear and plain sin is to assure its fall. It is the height of hypocrisy. May the government rightly demand allegiance contrary to God's commandments spoken by Jesus Christ? No, it absolutely may not.
All those who know that the US government has lied and covered up and continues to do so must stop expecting anything good to come out of evil. The US government is an imperial government. It is an empire. It rules as the sole superpower. It asserts its will. It coerces. It brings forth war and destruction. It steals. It is a kleptocracy. Greed, violence, depravity, and corruption are rampant within. It is a representative democracy in name only. Those who own the system see to it that the grassroots do not have equal representation. They do not have equal say with or without considering so-called checks and balances. The system lies about national security, the war(s) in the Middle East, about 9-11, all the assassinations of presidents and many others, every US military expedition throughout history, the Native Americans, the Blacks and others put into bondage, the environment, voting, impeachment, the news, UFO's, secret societies, secret experiments, matter and spirit, truth beyond scientific testing, homosexuality, satanic ritual abuses, pedophilia, incest, diseases and drugs, the war on illicit drugs, the economy and the currency, the national budget, what is true wealth, the source of real wealth (abundance), the income tax, the Federal Reserve, the evil that is usury, loans to the poor of the world, spreading democracy and liberty, coercion, tolerance, and the will of God that is the message of Jesus. Everything coming out of that system is evil at its root. The only things anyone can point to in defense of the Empire are half-truths used to conceal the truth and to misdirect people's souls.
Stop trying to fix the dead root. Don't try to resurrect the spirit of death. Bring forth the new nation, the new earth, the new heaven. Bring forth and magnify the spirit of God who is righteousness.
The system is anti-commons.
Take back the inheritance of all for the sake of righteousness. Bring forth the Christian commons that is, by definition, to be free of greed, violence, and depravity and is based upon faith in God without testing.