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4. the avenging or punishing of past mistakes or misdeeds.

synonyms:
retribution · fate · doom · nemesis · judgment · punishment · what is coming to someone

reck·on

[ˈrekən]


Unfortunately even dictionaries might need to preserve mistakes or inaccuracies. Doc Holiday from the Old West had an unusually sharp perception and commented on the above:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jInmg8iTKWs


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HI WILLIAM!
My thoughts on this are that: YES, there is definitely thought crime as taught in the Book. The Authors are very specific that the indwelling Adjuster suffers thru our thoughts of evil and sin. And flagrant lust is, in my opinion, one of those evils.

That being said, step back and realize that evil is an ever-present reality on this damaged and strife torn planet. So the lust, porn and whatever we do in private to satisfy our carnal desires is, at least in the big picture, a relatively minor evil.

I mean, you cannot go a day in this world without some really bad stuff going down somewhere, and usually multiple somewheres… so physically working out your natural sexual frustrations is a pretty benign evil, one which hurts no one else and probably keeps us sane in this insane world.
What the Book really teaches us on this is that we must strive for ever increasing control of our inherent animal natures. As Bradly so loves to say, (and I mean this in the BEST way possible cause it’s an awesome quote): Keep on being that tadpole. Incremental progress means much more in this universe than all the promises and resolutions in the world. Don’t sweat the small stuff, and remember, it’s pretty much ALL small stuff.
Peace out
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HI WILLIAM!
My thoughts on this are that: YES, there is definitely thought crime as taught in the Book. The Authors are very specific that the indwelling Adjuster suffers thru our thoughts of evil and sin. And flagrant lust is, in my opinion, one of those evils.

That being said, step back and realize that evil is an ever-present reality on this damaged and strife torn planet. So the lust, porn and whatever we do in private to satisfy our carnal desires is, at least in the big picture, a relatively minor evil.

I mean, you cannot go a day in this world without some really bad stuff going down somewhere, and usually multiple somewheres… so physically working out your natural sexual frustrations is a pretty benign evil, one which hurts no one else and probably keeps us sane in this insane world.
What the Book really teaches us on this is that we must strive for ever increasing control of our inherent animal natures. As Bradly so loves to say, (and I mean this in the BEST way possible cause it’s an awesome quote): Keep on being that tadpole. Incremental progress means much more in this universe than all the promises and resolutions in the world. Don’t sweat the small stuff, and remember, it’s pretty much ALL small stuff.
Peace out
Al


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Then there are these references which suggest there is a purpose behind the sex urge other than procreation and species preservation. It seems that the human reaction to the basic sex urge is meant to become a civilizing contribution to society.

(922.3) 83:0.3 It is because of the sex urge that selfish man is lured into making something better than an animal out of himself. The self-regarding and self-gratifying sex relationship entails the certain consequences of self-denial and insures the assumption of altruistic duties and numerous race-benefiting home responsibilities. Herein has sex been the unrecognized and unsuspected civilizer of the savage; for this same sex impulse automatically and unerringly compels man to think and eventually leads him to love.

(914.6) 82:1.10 No human emotion or impulse, when unbridled and overindulged, can produce so much harm and sorrow as this powerful sex urge. Intelligent submission of this impulse to the regulations of society is the supreme test of the actuality of any civilization. Self-control, more and more self-control, is the ever-increasing demand of advancing mankind. Secrecy, insincerity, and hypocrisy may obscure sex problems, but they do not provide solutions, nor do they advance ethics.

(914.3) 82:1.7 The mating instinct is one of the dominant physical driving forces of human beings; it is the one emotion which, in the guise of individual gratification, effectively tricks selfish man into putting race welfare and perpetuation high above individual ease and personal freedom from responsibility.


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Riktare wrote:
What is the difference between "judgement" and "assessment"?
What is the difference between "judgement" and "reckoning"?




There is no difference. But there is something in the conviction of the human mind, sometimes, when there is not enough room for uncertainty (room for further consideration), when, inevitably, one arrives at assessment, decision.

I choose definition #3 that Bradley eschewed. This to me is the best indication of the pattern of reconciliation involved in the concept of "the Reckoning" or whatever. But this is a pattern-identifiable psychological action of the human mind. Reckoning occurs when the individual seeks to unify his experiences with that of the universe. In my opinion, the judgments that human individuals make while reckoning should not be considered final, should not be made into obstinate convictions. In my opinion, reckonining cannot be brought upon other human individuals from my own bushido. Reckoning is self-assessment, self-reconciliation, and self-employment (how shall I be used by God to work today). What you think of others is usually, therefore in my opinion, something that you identify in yourself through reflection. You are the one who in the mind is having the experience, and the people you try to judge, are having different experiences, with different volitional trajectories and different intentions. For example if I look at a Brazilian male dressed like a peacock during the festival, and I think "oh how deplorable", then it really only says something about how self-repressed and insensitive I am. Homosexualy are not the ones wallowing in torment over God's judgment, but they drive others into a genderless self-identification, self-loathing, self-hatred, and verclempt attitude from you know Christians and Muslims who oblige themselves upon moral doctrine. Unless you truly have psychological insight into the other human indvidual' psyche, mindset, experiences, and unless you truly take the task of reckoning in the most loving parental modality, then you simply that you have no ability to judge their action or experiences.

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