Old men understand that rebellion is a necessity of youth.
Old men claim the face of God so completely that the young cannot have it. Not even a little bit. They tell the young that to imagine God to be any way other than exactly the one that old men imagine him to be is wrong and that the young will be punished for daring to think that God might have the capacity to be kind, forgiving, understanding, caring and loving. Old men tell young people that God will punish them for believing that God is just. Old men cling to this image of God that they have created, because it is important to them that their actions be righteous
Young people resort to the necessity of youth, and they rebel. Young people fall in line with things that do not judge them. If old men have God, young people will sympathize with the devil, they will make excuses for him. Young people will blaspheme, because rebellion is the path to knowledge.
Old men are surprised by this. Why can't these young people understand that they are giving up the love of God? Why would they choose this other side? We were ready to accept them, if only they would kneel and do as they were told. If only they accepted free will. But in free will they were lost.
It's funny. I've never actually read any religious doctrine that matched the philosophies of old men. I've never read revolutionary insight that did either. Wisdom always seems to be people who reach a great age and realize that young people had it right, but they didn't have the patience or power to get shit done. But we keep putting old men who want to claim the face of God in charge.
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