Should Steve McNair Be Judged?

Apparently, the pastor at Steve McNair’s memorial service has warned everyone not to be judgmental. It is certainly dangerous for us to judge the true inner quality of McNair’s heart (or anyone else’s) but should we ignore the problem of infidelity and its destructive nature?

Many women have found out, to their heartbreak, that men are scoundrels. In fact, there is even a book out there entitled All Men Are Jerks Unless Proven Otherwise.

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg became particularly aware of infidelity as being a big problem among those who call themselves “Christians.” Swedenborg learned directly from commuting with angels that women have an innate leaning to loving ONE man but that men must learn this from religious principles and then apply them to their lives.

Men have a love for the entire opposite sex! If they do not learn from religious tenets to resist this inclination, the compulsion to “cheat” on their wives only intensifies.

Why do men need to become faithful from a spiritual principle?

Because men do not see cheating as a SIN or damning to their souls. Men give little conscious thought to these compulsions because they are only focused on their pleasures. These pleasures seduce a man’s thinking and distract rational reflection. Therefore, until men are taught that this is damning behavior and actual EVIL, they will continue to freely delight in these actions and even call them “good.”

Why, then, has Christianity failed men? One reason is the erroneous doctrine of salvation by faith alone, which discredits introspection. The other reason is that men also falsely believe that merely going to church and participating in the sacraments cleanses them of their personal transgressions—even if they make no attempt to change. 

I believe that women becoming bigger players in the work force, and now representing the majority among university students, is just as much a response to the failures of men as it is to find new opportunities and fulfill their personal ambitions.

Sorry guys—you’re blowing it, big time!

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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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