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(615.3) 54:3.1 The moral will creatures of the evolutionary worlds are always bothered with the unthinking question as to why the all-wise Creators permit evil and sin. They fail to comprehend that both are inevitable if the creature is to be truly free. The free will of evolving man or exquisite angel is not a mere philosophic concept, a symbolic ideal. Man’s ability to choose good or evil is a universe reality. This liberty to choose for oneself is an endowment of the Supreme Rulers, and they will not permit any being or group of beings to deprive a single personality in the wide universe of this divinely bestowed liberty — NOT EVEN to satisfy such misguided and ignorant beings in the enjoyment of this misnamed personal liberty.

Isn’t the last, underlined phrase a bit odd? It seems to us (non native speakers).

Please, what does it mean? Perhaps we don’t grasp the meaning of “not even” in this context. Could it mean IN ANY WAY THEY WON’T SATISFY…?

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Hi Ángel, This sentence basically refers to the "liberty to choose for oneself" which all will creatures have; also beings who would deprive other personalities of this divinely bestowed right. The latter intention is referred to as "false liberty" (54:1.6). But according to 54:3.1, the Supreme Rulers will not permit any being to deprive a single personality of the (true) liberty to choose for oneself; regardless of (not even to satisfy) any sense of false (misnamed) liberty which such a misguided being might entertain.. I hope that helps..

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54:1.6 True liberty is the associate of genuine self-respect; false liberty is the consort of self-admiration. True liberty is the fruit of self-control; false liberty, the assumption of self-assertion. Self-control leads to altruistic service; self-admiration tends towards the exploitation of others for the selfish aggrandizement of such a mistaken individual as is willing to sacrifice righteous attainment for the sake of possessing unjust power over his fellow beings.


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Yes, thank you Bart.


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