The other day, after speaking with some nice people that unexpectedly showed up at my door, I realized (again) the power of concept. Their concept has the power to compel them to canvass the neighborhood and knock on the doors of complete strangers to share their concept....
1. a general notion or idea; .
2. an idea of something formed by mentally combining all its characteristics or particulars; a construct.
3. a directly conceived or intuited object of thought.
4. something conceived in the mind
The realization came as the visitors spoke about the Creator's original intent and purpose for the earth.
They say that, at some unspecified time - in the future, their god/jehovah will accomplish his original purpose by bringing about a literal world free of crime, sickness, death, and poverty....."paradise" is what they call it.
**Again, this discussion is about the power of concept - not "religious" belief.
Another concept: "heaven" - is shared by millions...billions?
Roughly stated, this concept says that Heaven is where the spirit will go upon death. In "heaven" there are nothing but good times....people at peace.
**Again, we're talking concepts, and not arguing the validity of anyone's belief.
Concepts, as they are, are held in the mind. With certain effort, these concepts are thought to become reality at some future time.
Not ironically, the concepts of heaven, paradise, and (compensatory) /justice/ all share some characteristics.
Take your concept of heaven/paradise and compare it to the following compensatory definition/concept:
1. Balance between people,
2. Guaranteeing that no person is mistreated and,
3. Guaranteeing that the person who needs help the most, gets the most constructive help.
There is reason to believe that /justice/ is achievable when you (the reader) develop the will to produce it.
From the Introduction to the Word Guide:
"The will to produce justice is the first thing that must happen before justice can be produced."