Tuesday, August 08, 2006:
Why not give the selfish a big dose of their own medicine/poison? Why not do to them what they do to others so that they will know what it feels like and perhaps stop? After all, doesn't Jesus teach that souls will be measured by the standards those souls used and be treated accordingly?
Well, the standards of those souls is not healing. It does not heal them to do to them the evil they do to others. The healing comes when their standard is not used but rather the standard of the new commandment is used.
The consequences of evil necessarily continue until one is healed which is turning from the sickening standard to the real healing standard. One cannot truly be healed by sick means. To give them a big dose of their own medicine is applying sick means. Giving them a big dose of their own medicine at best teaches the use of sick means to coerce an end to sick means. This approach results in people at best attempting to beat the urge for beating out of each other. It reinforces beating as the solution. If someone doesn't do what one wants or thinks is right, beat that one. Then that one will either be broken and compliant or broken and attempt to beat back. This is not the solution.
The negative consequences will result. This is why even in the hereafter there will be pain and suffering and abandonment, etc. They will be dosed with their own medicine, but you won't have done it. They will have done it. They will have been told in this life not to violate the golden rule, because such violation result in evil counter reactions. Evil causes evil.
Those who don't engage in sick means but rather engage in the golden rule won't suffer under sick means in the hereafter.