Paul's Passing Thoughts

Be Happy by Fighting; War is a State of Being, and Helping Stubborn People

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on March 9, 2019

ppt-jpeg4We often think happiness and wellbeing are the absence of warfare and strife. However, the reality of this life follows: war is always with us, and the avoidance of it is not a virtue, but rather denial and ignorance. We must know the enemy, and if the enemy can be made a friend, that is a worthy goal, but if the enemy cannot be reasoned with, that enemy must be destroyed. In the overall context, that isn’t always speaking of some sort of violence, but rather bloodless murder in which, whatever it is—is cut out of our lives.

A side note in regard to the, We don’t forgive others for them, we forgive them for us and we have to forgive others the way we were forgiven bla, bla, bla…CRAZE. There is a huge difference in loving our enemies and forgiveness. First of all, if wisdom calls for us to forgive everyone, how can we have any enemies to love? Why would Christ tell us to love our enemies? What enemies? Secondly, being compelled to forgive is no less bondage than so-called “bitterness.” Thirdly, true forgiveness requires fellowship; you can pretty much do the metaphysical math on that idea for yourself. Fourthly, treating an enemy as your friend is putting bad stuff in the body. Fifthly, withholding forgiveness holds the individual accountable until they repent which leads to the true gaining of a friend. Sixthly, blank check forgiveness is NOT love and is often enabling that often leads to the death of the offenders by giving them enough rope to hang themselves.

In regard to some of us, our lives are good and we are thankful. But that will not last if we aren’t on a war footing. Something is always out to destroy us on many different fronts. If you consider the least common denominator, it is death and life. Even if your life is presently good, this does not mean death has declared a ceasefire. This reality transcends all of life from private personal thoughts to statecraft on a worldwide level and everything in-between.

These thoughts occurred to me while studying physiology for school. Good health requires the body to have a good internal balance. This is called “homeostasis.” But often unknown to us, this homeostasis boils down to one thing and one thing only: the war within that is constantly raging is being won by the good guys. And the good guys are not very virtuous looking; they are merciless creatures who take no prisoners.

Homeostasis is the work of the central nervous system and the endocrine system working together. One is electricity and the other is chemicals. The liaison between the two is the hypothalamus, but this article is about the immune system that is part of the endocrine system army. Let me introduce the subjects that are involved in this vicious war.

Specific immunity is the body’s reaction to a certain threat [known threats].

Non-specific immunity is the body’s reaction to anything it does not recognize as a normal body substance [shoot first and ask questions later].

Antibodies are normal body substances that recognize abnormal or unwanted substances. They attack and destroy such substances [search and destroy].

Antigens are abnormal or unwanted substances. An antigen causes the body to produce antibodies. The antibodies attack and destroy the antigens.

Phagocytes are white blood cells that digest and destroy microorganisms and other unwanted substances [they eat the enemy. It is unclear as to whether or not they are nourished by eating the organism ].

Lymphocytes are white blood cells that produce antibodies. Lymphocyte production increases as the body responds to an infection.

B lymphocytes (B cells) cause the production of antibodies that circulate in the plasma. The antibodies react to specific antigens.

T lymphocytes (T cells) destroy invading cells. Known as “killer T cells,” they produce poisons near the invading cells [chemical warfare]. They also call on other cells to then do mopping up operations [probably via cannibalism].

Every day that we feel great is due to the good guys winning the violent war within that involves innumerable troops. The death toll in one person, and in one day, far surpasses the casualties of all wars together in human history. When discussing cells, we are not talking about small numbers. A single person has about 100 trillion cells, and about ten times more of micro-organisms.

However, though this war is automatically fought by intelligent cells apart from our knowledge altogether, we can aid the internal army by making good choices. These choices that properly equip our army involves the following: knowing what brings life and death, and knowing that the rules cannot be changed. These choices range from what we eat and drink, to what we think which leads to what we believe. For example, if we believe the wrong things, especially things that can cause fear, the central nervous system starts partaking in a fools errand and wasting other resources.

Stubborn people don’t know who or what their friends and enemies are, they are unwise in regard to what brings life and death, and they don’t understand how the world works; they think they can change the rules. Where would we begin to cite examples from the big picture of statecraft politics to the homeless drug addict?

Much could be discussed here, but the Bible states that internal misguided desires compel people to choose death instead of life while thinking they can change the rules of how the world works. Or, sadly, the misguided desire has gained so much power in their lives that they are willing to choose death to have said desire for one more moment. That’s a bad idea.

And for the rest of us, we fall into the ignorant idea that happiness means that death has agreed to a ceasefire.

paul

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  1. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on March 9, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Paul,
    Just…WOW! This article is excellent! This should definitely go in your top ten of best writings!

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    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on March 9, 2019 at 4:46 PM

      Thanks Andy, you know, this has been a tough week and those encouraging words are perfect timing. I can go through anything if I know I am helping others in some way.

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  2. lydia00 said, on March 11, 2019 at 1:26 PM

    Don’t get me started on all the evil enabling I see all around me. There is absolutely no reason for people to change their manipulative and deceptive ways. We are told that we are commanded to instantly forgive. But it doesn’t help them –it only makes them worse. then I know a lot of people who absolutely despise each other being so fake nice to each other out in public. Especially at church. It’s not easy confronting a deceptive con. They are clever.

    How is this healthy? There is no closure or solution.

    At the very least have some compassion for their future victims of deception! Don’t pretend like all is well when it’s not. I have found that distance is the best way.

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    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on March 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM

      Oh, forgot about that one; the future victims.

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