Living with Evil I

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Over the last two weeks the NSW government has been under massive pressure to remove Denis Ferguson from his public housing unit in the Sydney suburb of Ryde. On Wednesday new legislation was passed that will allow the termination of public housing leases of registered child-sex offenders. Yesterday Dennis Ferguson was evicted. Under the new legislation the state Government must provide ‘permanent’ accommodation for the remainder of the tenants  lease. But what happens then? Where will Denis Ferguson move after that initial placement? How does a community go about living with a known child sex offender? If Denis Ferguson’s previous stints in public housing are anything to go by, then it appears impossibly difficult for any community to achieve this.
Miroslav Volf’s Exclusion and Embrace has much to say to communities faced with the possible inclusion of ‘the other’, and particularly, when ‘the other’ is seen as evil. In the coming posts I want to focus on the relation of Volf’s categories of ‘exclusion’ and ‘memory’ and try and relate them to the present situation with Denis Ferguson.

But first, have a read of Volf’s thoughts on inclusion—the path our state government has committed to—as the answer to these questions:

One could argue that the barbarity within civilization and evil among the good arises from inconsistency. We simply need to press on with the program of inclusion, argument could continue, until the last pocket of exclusion has been conquered. Exclusion would then be a sickness and inclusion undiluted medicine. Could it be, however, that the medicine itself is making the patient sick with a new form of the very illness it seeks to cure?
Exclusion and Embrace 60.

Inclusion, is not a simple, sustainable option, for Volf. It’s a relic of modernist misplaced hope in the story of progress. ‘The logic of the modern story of inclusion suggests that “keeping out” is bad and “taking in” is good… A consistent drive toward inclusion seeks to level all the boundaries that divide and to neutralize all outside powers that form and shape the self.’

The presupposition here is that difference, and particularly evil, should be removed, all of it. But there is a problem

Does not such a radical indeterminacy undermine from within the idea of inclusion, however? I believe it does. Without boundaries we will be able to know only what we are fighting against but not what we are fighting for… The absence of boundaries creates nonorder, and nonorder is not the end of exclusion but the end of life…boundaries are part of the creative process of differentiation. For without boundaries there would be no discrete identities, and without discrete identities there could be no relation to the other.
Exclusion and Embrace 63, 67

As long as our governments aim to reform and reintroduce offenders into communities there will be moments of exclusion and anger – as there has been in Ryde over the last two weeks. Inclusion, in and of itself is not sufficient. Communities need to be highly differentiated to be able to include, not just, the child sex offenders, but also, the immigrant, the poor, the homeless and anyone else thought of as ‘the other’. But how?

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4 Responses to “Living with Evil I”

  1. thanks for writing on this Steve. This is a great application of the book.

    The whole issue makes me really angry. The most successful way to make a sex offender reoffend is to ostracise them from society. Our society desperately needs the ethics of the cross huh…

  2. stephengardner Says:

    Hey Nick,
    absolutely. They also need the next part in your Volf/Shelly series:)

  3. Shalom,

    When Yah’Shua came, he came for all, not a guest list that so many now have. If we refer to the GERMANIC SECRET SOCIETIES & why they focus on Denis Ferguson to CREATE FEAR in SOCIETY in order to USHER IN BAAL by the changing of laws via the MEDIA GEARED UP to place FEAR into the minds of the people, thus being programmed compliments of the instruments behind WORLD ORDER REFORM where such organizations that are as the Foresters, Fabian society, Bohemien Society, OTO & the secret society within the OTO, etc…

    We then begin to understand how subtle WORLD ORDER REFORM is, & their push for us to accept baal as being supreme, thus to consider how such adoption where letters “J & V’ that are symbolic for 7 spirits of plaedies the teachings of “ZUES” being Greek Philosophies & including the vowels A, E, I , O & U that are symbolic for the 12 pantheons of Rome, thus such additions never existed in the original Ancient Hebrew & or Greek Texts where the scriptures originated, then we understand the term “MODIFIED.”

    If we are to view the word “JEW,” then we refer to one tribe called “JUDAH,” thus we have always been under a “HEBRAIC COVENANT,” that differs from JUDAISM & or the adoptions of the TALMUD & MISHNA, rather than the ORIGINAL TORAH where the name of the Father in Heaven YHWH which means “BREATH OF LIFE” was written up to 7,000 times, thus when we understand who the “ILLUMINATI” are & how far back in time they extend themselves & open our eyes to get understanding as those who are controlled by the system are “PROGRAMMED” to be controlled.

    When we consider that the “ILLUMINATI” conditioned their children as trained assassins, thus they are marksmen by the age of 8 with hands on experience in killing that makes a mockery of CHILD PROTECTION, & places Denis Ferguson as a PAWN used to CREATE FEAR within society in order for Government to CHANGE LAWS to move away from BIBLICAL APPLICATION into BAAL.

    Those responsible for ushering in WORLD ORDER REFORM do it in order to enslave the people, thus it will create MASS GENOCIDE, as the MARK OF THE BEAST is more dangerous than a thousand Denis Ferguson’s put together as the people suggest he is dangerous, when he is not, only GULLABLE PEOPLE who are programmed by WORLD ORDER TO RESPOND, & so the NEW LAWS create a “FALSE REALITY” where “PROFILING” becomes the VETTING – REPORTING as they did back in Germany 1912, nothing new at all as it has been done before.

    WORLD ORDER RESTS UPON the teachings of GREEK PHILOSOPHIES known as psychology being the teachings of baal & where Colossians 2:1 – 8 & 20 to 23 conclusively explains that we must NOT ENTER INTO IT clarifies & defines that we are NOT TO TOUCH. Then we begin to understand the New International Economic Order that is ushering in ARISTOTLE to replace the Australian Constitution where the INSTRUMENT known as the LIMA DECLARATION.

    The Hansard Report of 1975 clarifies & defines factual information that is now current tense & the issue of winding down industry creates a 3rd world country, thus done deliberately, hence as Germany 1912 where society becomes LAW ENFORCEMENT, DOB IN YOUR NEIGHBORS, etc… If one listens to “HEARSAY” & acts upon it, for LAW ENFORCEMENT today does not require any evidence whatsoever to convict a person of a sexual offence.

    If one does their homework carefully, rather than trust the one who is often seen on television giving advice on SEX OFFENDERS, thus the information is 20 years old, though the public do not ask the question as to what date & place his data refers back to, thus others are kept in the dark & are not aware that what is being presented to them is “FALSE & MISLEADING” as it is his CAREFUL WORD PLAY to keep his funding ongoing & that he be the TEACHER that produces “CORRUPTION.”

    He was caught up with another man who adopted a FAILED PROGRAM from USA known as the Sex Offenders Treatment Program (SOTP), thus the ongoing advice to the public had been placing the hard word on men for sex & when he was caught, he was asked to resign from his Government position & took up another position, his offsider was sentenced for 5 years jail, but the public are not aware of his own hand in creating “CORRUPTION” when he then teaches others how to get around a system to create “FALSE REPORTS” & get away with it, hence flows through many Government Departments where they trust their psychologist & psychiatrists to give accurate information.

    If we are to take Sigmund Freud, where his students continue to cry out for closure to have psychology identified as something beneficial within society, when science has not been able to give it any credibility & so when we have a failed program from the US where he leaves out information as to the fallout of the high rate of SUICIDES of a FAILED PROGRAM, long before it was introduced into Queensland & where the “FACILITATORS” openly admitted when they were caught that it was to satisfy their own SEXUAL HANG UPS & use the inmate’s cases for their own “GRATIFICATION.”

    Society is being “PROGRAMMED” to believe that the “SOTP” is successful, but it only lies, when inmates cannot be released from prison unless they undergo the program that has FAILED in the US, & so when the MEDIA push FEAR INTO SOCIETY & use the name Denis Ferguson creates “A REACTION” & so then Government use that “CAUSE & EFFECT” to usher in a “REPORTING SYSTEM” where it takes away freedom from anyone within society & if he or she in future tense speaks against THE SYSTEM, then they will be dealt with by death, thus the reasons why they want “VETTING – REPORTING” & why they require “FALSE REPORTS” so that they can target reducing population, hence “VETTING” is then locked into LAW ENFORCEMENT, EDUCATION, HEALTH & INDUSTRY.

    Who designed the GLOBAL ESOTERIC EDUCATION SYSTEM??? It was compliments of Professor David Gardiner, Doug Mc Taggert & Sir Zelman Cowan back in the year of 2000 where the teachings of ALEISTER CROWLEY who PLAGERISED ARISTOTLE & the GERMANIC SOCIETY instead of the WORD OF YHWH & including our Australian Constitution when it is the replaced with teachings of Aleister Crowley being the founder of the CHURCH OF SATAN in Chicago, & where the OTO refers to that name as their TEACHER & so they apply their methodologies, hence we then understand the WORLD ORDER REFORM based upon the MARK OF THE BEAST that cancels out MORALITY & replaces it with IMMORALITY.

    Let us consider who we are in the FATHER IN HEAVEN, for if one proclaims to be BORN AGAIN, BIBLE BELEIVING & SPIRIT FILLED then that outward working reflects in all that we do & say towards others, for we are in the world, but not of this world, & so Yah’Shua came for all. If one proclaims they are with the Father in Heaven, then we LOVE YHWH, & that LOVE EXPRESSED towards others as Yah’Shua demonstrated & taught us THE WAY, & that also demonstrates our faith by walking in LOVE & to respect one another.

    Hebrews 13:1-3 “Let brotherly love continue. 2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.”

    Romans 12:9-21 “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving YHWH;

    12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

    16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

    19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith YHWH. 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

    • stephengardner Says:

      Thanks for the interesting comments.
      I’m hoping to continue the discussion about Exclusion and Embrace in the near future, Nick Russell has promised to finish his series comparing Volf’s book with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

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