A Lesson on Violence

Chicago US of A, September 16, 2012.
Teacher Prolotheos.
Subject: “A Lesson on Violence.”

Received by Valdir Soares.

Prolotheos: “What defines violence? Violence is to employ force to cause an unjustifiable constraint of a person’s free will or cause injury to any aspect of human personality – physical, intellectual or emotional. Evil is the source of violence; it works to produce the evil intent of the evildoer. The use of force, not its abuse, is not violence when it serves goodness, justice and or protects social order. The presumed evildoer must be restrained so no more violence is produced and his or her actions are adjudicated. God is just, fully capable of lovingly and mercifully adjusting everything and everyone to His sovereign will; He has no need to resort to violence to accomplish His purposes. Even a rebel will willingly acknowledge His perfect justice.

“The presence of conflict is not always a sign of violence. Violence presupposes an evil intent as well as a disregard and disrespect for life and its inherent dignity. In the evolutionary worlds, progress comes by struggle and striving towards perfection, which presumes a necessary wrestling with the status quo. In nature, the surviving instinct in the species will wrestle adverse situations to preserve superior stocks. Human beings, as a result of evolution and grace – the latter being the gift of personality from the Father – feature both the blind animal instinct and the awareness of a responsible will. There is a natural conflict between these two natures; on Urantia, humans are still learning how live with their animal-survival instinct without resorting to violence.

“Violence through aggression, subjection, slavery, terrorism and wars has been the common way for conflict resolution on Urantia since long ago; and, so far, with no visible signs of your finding better ways to do so. Dissemination of violence on Urantia, especially through wars, is a sign that its inhabitants are still socially and culturally primitive, despite the great technological development of the last century. It will take better education, elevated spirituality, together with the Brotherhood of Man conscious of the Fatherhood of God and the ministry of upcoming Paradise Sons, for Urantia to become an enlightened planet, as it should be. A non-violent humanity seems like utopia, but it is just what the worlds long settled in Light and Life enjoy, and it is the hope for still retarded planets such as yours.

“Violence for its own sake is wholly unproductive of anything good. Furthermore, it is altogether contradictory when violence is associated with religion and practiced ‘in name of God’, as is often the case with evolutionary religions. God or His faithful administrators on High never resort to or condone violence. Violence may be seen to be a by-product of evolution in the worlds of time and space, and it may contribute to the survival of the fittest, but it is always proof of human beings’ incapacity or unwillingness to solve conflicts peacefully by means of tolerance, forgiveness and dialogue.”

“So, my pupil, listen to the words of your Master when on Urantia: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.’ Blessed are you all when you foil violence and toil for peace. This is Prolotheos, your teacher and tutor. Peace to all.”

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