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Less HellFire Please

Note: More dialogue between YinCoPassion hugging and tugging AdamYang, from “Cherishing Our World”, pp. 48-9, Justice On Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment.”

YinPassion: Predictions of HellFire and Damnation raptures
of Paradise far away from sinful natural EarthClimates of Despair
is not so different from our indigenous ancestors’ experience
in the U.S.A. 1800s.

Robersmith: “This situation is not so different from one that our Universalist ancestors experienced
in the 1800s.”

YinPassion: At the time, much of fundamentalist religious preaching
and dualistic nature v spirit theology
was focused on hell:
the toxic fires
and timeless suffering
punishing all who do not win/lose fall
in capitalistic
nationalistic line
with a particular patriarchal set of either/or
left-brain predative ideals.

Robersmith: “At the time,
much of Christian preaching
and theology
was focused on hell:
the burning fires
and eternal torment
that all would suffer
if they did not fall in line with a particular set
of moral ideals.”

YinPassion: A few extended ecofeminist families
deviantly of good faith
and positively relying on win/win love
to induce health/wealth behavior,
thereby let go of fearing climates of retribution
and EarthLife’s damnation
assumed too weakly insufficient
to eliminate unhealthy and unwealthy violent behavior.

Robersmith: “Many communities of faith relied on fear
to induce righteous behavior,
but fear of hellfire and damnation
was insufficient to eliminate undesirable behavior.”

YinPassion: If lose/lose nihilism were effective human motivators,
then sins against Earth and Egos
and greedy corporate climate vice
would have vanished from the Capitalist-Patriarchal
industrial LeftBrain
revolutionary monocultural experience.

Robersmith: “If it was,
sin and vice would have vanished
from the American experience.”

YinPassion: Monocultural pathology did not vanish
and yet has not overpowered polycultural Health/Wealth.

Robersmith: “It did not
and has not.”

YinPassion: Hosea Ballou,
a nineteenth-century positive psychologist
who gave us some of our most basic healthy theology
and wealthy cooperative ethics,
writes in
Examination of the Experience of Future EarthRestoring Justice:
The prophecy of future resilient rewards
and ego/ecotherapies
for the inductive meaning people find in loving Earth
and underlying compassion,
is not only useful,
but healthy.

Robersmith and Ballou: “Hosea Ballou,
a nineteenth-century Universalist
who gave us some of our most basic theology
and ethics,
writes in Examination of Future Retribution:”
‘The preaching of future rewards and punishments
for the purpose of inducing people to love God
and moral virtue,
is not only useless,
but pernicious.'”

YinPassion: All such loving,
be it ever so ego healthcare intended,
not only amounts to a choice for free speech
that Earth and health experience are lovely
and worthy of resiliently cooperative life,
but, as far as Earth-Democratic Health is believed,
serves to attach resilient affections
with,
for,
of these most precious objects,
all climate experiences,
subjects,
sensate
living
feeling
passionate
curious
courageous

Ballou: ‘All such preaching,
be it ever so well intended,
not only amounts to a declaration;
that God
and moral virtue are,
in themselves,
unlovely,
and unworthy of being loved,
but,
as far as it is believed,
serves to alienate the affections
from these most precious objects.’

YinPassion: We may illustrate win/win
co-responsive Health/Wealth
by furnished Scripture memories of grace,
nutrition,
blessing,
kindness,
mercy.

Ballou: ‘We may illustrate this subject
by the use of figures furnished in the Scriptures.’

YinPassion: Divine truth,
living water ways,
wine graced life
and milk,
bread,
light,
power,
sensory passion,
fertile soil,
beautiful flowers,
strong mountains,
flowing rivers…

Ballou: ‘Divine truth,
by waters,
by wine and milk,
by bread, etc.’

YinPassion: Should we be offered an immensely resonant reward
for cooperatively accepting this nourishment,
and should we be healed by cooperative co-investments
refusing violent lose/lose climates of mutual divestment,
Heaven would be natural for us to suppose,
and the prophet who should advocate such win/win proposals
does not believe climate pathology is stronger
than non-violent and resonant relationships
of nutritionally shared compassion
in healthcare giving
and EarthWealth receiving.

Ballou: ‘Should we be offered an immense reward
for accepting [this nourishment,
quenching,
satisfying,
healthy,
resonant,
resilience-producing investments],
and should we be threatened with severe punishments
if we refused them,
it would be natural for us to suppose,
that the person who should make such proposals…
did not believe these things to be of any value
in themselves…’

YinPassion: Ballou’s ecology of unhealth
as degeneratively impoverishing
calls us to reconsider our EarthTribe cooperative commitments
and social democratic values
in this climate crisis day
and win/win health-potentiating age.

Robersmith: “Ballou’s theology
calls us to consider
our commitments and values
in this day and age.”

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