There's an understanding that is known by many people in various faiths the world over - and presented in scripture - to do with enlightenment - salvation.
Even as many jws have read - salvation is to know God - realising goodness - trust in the universe - as Buddhists would say, "it's ok" - the salvation of your soul, from judgement, condemnation - mean spiritedness separates a soul from the Comfort of knowing / understanding everthing is ok - the fear that comes in guilt - as Christ said, "I do not judge you - my word will be judge", that there is unkindness is witnessed and true - and it is in knowing that reality which brings your guilt, and for some a turning to delusive ways to dispell the fear - darkness.
You are a child of the Universe, God, Adventure.
This salvation of your soul is simply to know, whence there is nothing that can ever separate you from knowing once you have.
Fires at armageddon? - you're kidding - even then, so what, big deal, what's that matter?
Edited by - a paduan on 5 February 2003 19:10:42