Years ago the first spiritual books (that is, non-religious books) I read were from Seth. Seth, I’m sure many of you know, is a spirit guide channeled by the late Jane Roberts. Seth was my introduction to channeling and alternative spirituality. I loved virtually everything he said.

Among the many principles Seth taught, several are an important part of my spiritual path and work today. One of those principles is “Violence is never justified.”

That’s a tough one in today’s world where the news media are filled with daily acts of violence. Depending on your perspective (political, patriotic, religious, etc.), there are some acts of violence you probably can justify and others you cannot. The so-called “death penalty” is a good example.

So where do you draw the distinction between acceptable and unacceptable? Can you even make a distinction?

Neale Donald Walsch, in a recent blog post, talks about the death of Osama bin Laden. He asks several thought-provoking questions. Among them:

“Is the terminating of the physical life of a human being as a punishment or a ‘get back’ for that person having ended the lives of others an action that speaks of Who You Are?”

“From your spiritual point of view, is ending the life of a person in self-defense justified?”

“From your spiritual point of view, is ending the life of a person for the sake of retribution justified?”

Please comment below.

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