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The Merchant of Monte Christo

15 February 2013, 09:00

A week ago I imagined what the world would be like if God acted like people. If justice was instant ( or before the fact (crime) ) and if no compassion was ever  shown, I wrote it down and everyone who read it , misinterpreted it and  went completeley insane :) I loved it .

Note  that in the following account a lot of detail (truths)  has been omitted due to some people being ignorant and I don't want to confuse their teeny tiny brains with too much at once , and it was also condensed to make it easier to keep track.

Many years ago there was a young boy , nothing special , your average run of the mill kid ,  like many kids  he was sent to a children’s nursery at the age of five.

To play with other kids , learn a little and have some fun.

 What his parents didn’t know was that the lady who was supposed to take care of these kids was a very sick and sexually sadistic person who instead of lovingly nurturing them, spent quite a lot of time bullying , manipulating and sexually humiliating them , often infront of each other.  These kids were so afraid of her that not one of them ever spoke to anyone about what happened , in the few cases that some were brave enough to mention something to their parents the accusations were laughed off as the kid’s “imagination” as if a kid could imagine some of the things that went on in that cheerfully painted little hellhole.

Life went on , the kids grew up and nobody  was any the wiser , you would be surprised to know just how resilient kids can be . But the little boy , now a young man , never forgot , he forgot most of what the woman did to him , but not the things she did to his friends , he remembered their shame , their tears and their crying .

His family had moved far away from where he grew up and he had lost contact with everybody he knew.

But he carried those memories with him , determined to make sure that the old b!tch would not get away with it , the young man wanted to get even , he wanted to beat her up with a lead pipe .

He wanted to make her suffer .

Now the young man was not an idiot , he spent a lot of time reading and was always interested in everything  and anything , he read his bible , even more so because he was looking for answers , often wondered about things written in it , figured some things out , but many things remained a mystery , for some unknown reason he always believed that one day God would explain this all to him and take away the bitterness and anger , he kept his faith , but he also kept the anger and bitterness.

Then along came two famous characters , real classic’s and for a very good reason , first the character of Edmund Dantès , in the classic “Count of Monte Christo” In this story came the revelation that one should not seek revenge but rather justice , and to realize that in seeking justice you would sometimes have to sacrifice a lot. And so the young man wrote on the walls of his heart “God will give me justice”

Just like the main character in the story wrote on the walls of a prison.

Although the young man was in a way still getting justice and revenge confused , and in thinking GOD will give me juctice , he was actually still planning to take this justice by his own hand, and in his own way

Yes that lead pipe was still sounding like a good idea.

Then came along the characters in the story of “The merchant of Venice”

And the phrase “So take your penalty of a pound of flesh, but if you shed one drop of Christian blood when you cut it, the state of Venice will confiscate your land and property under Venetian law.”

This really got the young man thinking , you see there is a fine line between justice and revenge.

Now how many blows with a lead pipe  should one give to someone who commited the type of crime I am talking about ?  one moment the young man was in the shoes of Dantes looking for justice , the next moment he  was Shylock  ,trying to figure out how to get his “justice” without shedding Christian blood.

Because if his “justice” was too severe , it simply became revenge and he would be just as guilty as the one he was “punishing”

He spent a lot of time thinking it over , and realized why God said:

Deu 32:35  To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

And so the young man took heed , and decided to forgive and move on , yet he kept wondering why God allowed this thing to happen , not so much to himself but the other kids and why does He take so long to punish that wicked woman ?

Then the young man was befriended by a very wise man , who taught him about reincarnation

It took a long time for the young man, who was a very conservative Christian, to actually accept this “theory” but eventually he did , after some time learning about it and experimenting with hypnosis he eventually tried something called “past life regression” Now at first it didn’t work

And it took some time to get used to finding his way around under hypnotic trance .

But then one day he was successful, not satisfied , just successful.

The young man remembered his past life , parts of it , not all , just enough.

In that life , he was a soldier , a soldier who tortured captives , killed and  murdered.

Yes he was a damn good soldier, perhaps he was too good. (please note I am not saying soldiers are bad I am saying THIS soldier was bad , going beyond the call of duty , torturing captives for the hell of it)

And then the young man realized, why he was abused as a child

Like  he abused his captives , so too did  he have to suffer and be abused for justice to be exacted , for it is written.

 Gal 6:7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

You see the boy was never a victim , he was actually the perpetrator of a crime getting what he deserved. And the old woman  ? what happened to her ? what will still happen to her ?

 I don’t know, but wherever she is I bear her no ill feelings ,  we are all guilty in the Eyes of the Lord .

We are all prisoners in this merry-go-round of reincarnation and karma

The only way out is offered by Jesus Christ 

Humbly take the Salvation offered by the Lord or ride this merry-go-round to it’s bitter end .

P.S I have it on good authority that this merry-go-round will be put out of operation within a decade , it’s last few spins will be the fastest and nauseating ever , so if you like it keep going , but I would advise getting off as soon as you can.

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