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Heaven for All

It is human when people praise a hero and condemn the villain, admire a saint and despise evil doer. It is also equally human, however, to act the other way around. Good and evil persons are often products of times and positions, either from the point of view of just a gang of people or allies of several nations. A person, hence, can be both a hero and an evil doer. Sometimes it is also just the way people see things, and a little sense of humor can make a big difference.

In politics, a person can be a respected warrior of freedom and a leader of a rebel gang. It depends on which position we stand or we choose. We can also choose a third position, the neutral one. The time we see good and bad people as products of position, history or actors of grand script if you like, we can emotionally detach from their behaviors and results of their actions.

Whilst people in general have room to exercise their free will, at certain point of time they have to follow the grand script, things that were written before it happens. Hence, how could we put all the blame on the actors that were required to perform their roles to compose the history? We can't blame the script maker and the life Director either, as there always be good reasons behind things.

When we don't take sides, chances that we can be a better learner, get the lessons without being emotionally affected and hence avoid judgment. Both good and evil persons are teachers, send clear and vague lessons through their behaviors and acts. They just apply different approach and method to help the faithful learners go to the next level of life university.

The problems are quite often in the learners' sides who tend to see things in either black or white, ignoring the greys and all the colors in between. By acting that way, they miss the valuable lessons from both sides of the paradox, and blinded by their own beliefs.

Hence, good and evil doers can both be dwellers of heaven, with a transit time in hell perhaps. They did what the history of mankind requested them to do, and to provide lessons to those who survive. The only difference will probably be on the integrity of the actors, the sound inside the hearts, and the way they deliver the mission.

The moral is for us not to judge and despise a person, a culture, a belief, a religion, based on where we stand or based solely on our beliefs and values, and throw critics, despise and preach the infidels, the evil doers, and feel proud as if we have done something good to the society and God, whilst in fact we create damages. After all, we are not the one who will determine who will go to heaven or hell.

, seorang pejalan musiman dan penyuka sejarah. Penduduk Jakarta yang sedang tinggal di Cikarang Utara. Diperbarui: April 12, 2008.

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