You could have just said what the I said in the most recent post of this reasoning, and the truth of what the I is trying to say would have been seen. The hot and cold, up and down philosophical discussions were not necessary for the message, and even took away from the message. The I message is clear in the reasoning the I just made.
But about the first discussions.
Hot and cold, up and down, good and evil, right and wrong. When we are comparing things this language is useful. But these concepts cannot be used to describe anything absolute.
Hot and cold, up and down, good and evil, right and wrong are very useful and important thoughts when I and I are Living in this Earth. It doesn't make a difference that they don't describe anything absolute. If these things are no more and all we have is absolute, then thoughts of these concepts are vanity. But since we need these concepts for our survival, they are not vanity, but are of great importance. A burning coal may be cold compared to the Sun, but seeing it as cold, or neither hot or cold would get yourself burned. What is important to I and I is that it is hot compared to I and I, so if we touch it, we will get burned. Also up and down are of great importance to I and I. If we say snow isn't coming down relative to the speck of earth that the water formed around, then we have no need for shelter because the snow isn't coming down. If we think like this, then we will be eventually smothered and encased by the snow. It doesn't serve any purpose to explain away these things, all because of some imaginary concept of absolute. Where can you go that it would be useful to do away with hot and cold or up and down.
Right and wrong, good and evil are also very useful descriptions to keep I and I society in Health and Prosperity, and to keep I and I Earth, air, water and all that is thereon in Health and Prosperity. I have no desire to do away with guidelines that show I and I what will destroy ourselves and what will bring Life to I and I.
And when you spoke about absolute, when we are speaking about Hot and Cold, neither of these two terms describe the absolute, as you said in the quote above. So absolute would not be called Hot and would not be called Cold. So why would the absolute of Good and Evil be called Good as you said, based on the same logic you put forward, the absolute is neither Good nor Evil.
I don't know of any person on this earth that has only evil in them, but there are some who have a lot of evil in them. Some only have good intentions for their own self, and if they deal with others they only deal with evil. And there are some that extend some goodness to their immediate family, but to nobody else. And there are others all throught the range between evil and Good. And there are some who have mostly good thoughts and actions towards others and theirself, with a few evil thoughts or actions towards others. And some deal only with righteousness, although this One is the rarest.
For the majority of people, I would agree that they have mostly good intentions, but the majority also has varying degrees of evil intentions. And there may be a rare few that do evil to another and truly don't realize that they are doing evil. But the majority know, at least for most things that they do, whether they dealt with a good action or thought, or evil action or thought. There conscience freely tells them this. The majority weigh out how much evil they are willing to do, compared to their perceived benefit or gain they will recieve from the action. And different people have different standards of how much hurt, destruction or death they are willing to perform.
It is naive to imagine that people have only the intention to do good and that when they do evil, they are doing what they think is best and good. Speak to some people who are willing to be truthful about there wickedness, and you will see that many don't care what evil they bring to others as long as they get what they wanted, and others feel a little guilty about it but feel that the others hurt is still worth their gain. And if you are truthful with yourself, you will know where you stand in the spectrum. I know where I stand in the spectrum, and I know where I am walking to, and I also know that I must blaze Fire and judge myself based on my thoughts and actions to give I strength to move towards Jah until I come out if this spectrum, and be truly in the image of Jah and One with Jah.
Jah created this spectrum for I and I, and created I and I with a conscience to know what is Good and what is evil, and created I and I with the ability to choose whether we walk towards Jah ways or away from Jah ways. Jah created everything for a reason and this is the type of Creation we are. I don't need to question why Jah created I and I this way, and I will not limit or define Jah to say that since Jah is Good and Jah is Love, then every man or woman that Jah creates are doing good things and expressing their love. Why must this be so, the scripture shows how small our thoughts are compared to the greatness of Jah, so how can you use man's speck of sand logic to define what cage Jah must logically fit in. When I speak of man's speck of sand logic, I am speaking of all men and woman on this Earth, and comparing it to a speck of sand is even a large exaggeration because Jah is so great that we can't even imagine the comparison between our thoughts and Jah.
I and I should trod towards what Jah has shown us. Why do you think the definitions of right and wrong exist? They are here because Jah gave them to I and I to instruct us in the example that Jah has set for I and I to Live. I and I must bring our minds towards Living the Way of Life that we call Good. Just because a person deals with evil, it doesn't mean that we don't reason with them and awaken them to Iverstand the greatness of trodding towards Jah way. I can accept the reasoning that people may not Iverstand the greatness and joy of Living in Jah way. But I can't acccept the reasoning that you spoke of about the man stranded on the island who rapes the girl is doing the best that he knows, or is expressing his love. The man would know by his conscience that it is not good and that it is not love. But he accepts this wickedness to get what he lusts for.
Some who deal with wickedness want to trod towards righteousness, but some don't. Some enjoy what they receive as a result of their wickedness and they don't care if it brings destruction to others, so they have no desire to change.
Like I reasoned before, let the filthy be filthy still. This does not apply to the majority of people, but it does apply to some. We must realize this because our words will be spoken in vanity if we try to convince certain people about the greatness of Jah ways. Time that could have been spent on someOne who may deal with wickedness, but desire to change their ways, or at least have the potential to open their eyes to this. I and I just need to realize who is who, people will always reveal themself in time.
Haile Selassie I