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the headline stated
BUT IT DID NOT STATE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!

In a July 15, 2009, article in the Times-Picayune, page A-10, by-lined to Associated Press writer Jill Lawless, datelined London, Lawless wrote:

“He spent his life conducting world-renowned orchestras, but was almost blind and growing deaf — the music he loved increasingly out of reach. His wife of 54 years had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. So Edward and Joan Downes decided to die together.

“Downes — Sir Edward since he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991 — and his wife ended their lives last week at a Zurich clinic run by the assisted suicide group Dignitas. They drank a small amount of clear liquid and died hand-in-hand, their two adult children by their side. He was 85 and she was 74.
Text Box: ~ ONE MANNER BY WHICH THE FALLEN SENSES OF FALLEN HUMAN NATURE CONTRIBUTE TO THE INCLINATION TO SIN ~

From Metropolitan Archbishop Paul, S.S.B.
To the flock entrusted into my care:

Human nature before the fall of mankind, before the sin of Eve and Adam, was so different from human nature after the fall, as to make it seem humans before the fall and after the fall are two totally different types of creatures, two totally different species. The difference is greater than the difference between using pebbles to perform complicated Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
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Before the fall human senses perceived the energies of God, beings of the spirit world as well as of the physical world, and the senses perceived the essence of the being who was being perceived. Stated briefly, man was designed to unite all of creation to constitute a perfected offering to God and in making that perfected offering in complete Divine love mankind would be united with God, each human becoming glorified, sharing in the Divine nature through remaining a creature.

It is very important to remember that before the fall human senses perceived the true essence of that which was being perceived. While Adam could not see God, he could see God’s energies. If Adam had united all of creation into the perfected offering to God, upon his Glorification Adam would have been able to see God, not just God’s energies. But before his sin Adam could see the heavenly Angels and the demonic spirits, and recognized them and their essence - for he saw them in their reality.

After the fall mankind's senses no longer perceived the reality of the entity which was being perceived. Mankind could no longer see the Text Box: WOULD YOU RATHER YOUR CHILD IMITATE AND LIVE A LIFE LIKE THAT OF SOME CELEBRITY SUCH AS MICHAEL JACKSON, OR OTHERWISE?

Should you require a memory refreshment, Michael Jackson died while in the process of working on a “comeback” in popularity in the entertainment industry. Apparently his death was caused by inappropriate use of medication or drugs either administered under his direction and instruction, or self administrated. It is reasonable to believe his goal at the Text Box: HOW DO YOU REACT WHEN SOMEONE PUBLICLY STATES, “I intend to go to hell and to torture to death as many people as possible in the process”?
What if it is a public official?

Very often a public official will implement a policy of immorality, not simply an immoral policy but a policy of immorality, and in the process espouse additional levels of immorality.

In the 1927, decision which he wrote, Text Box: A MEANS OF “CORRECTING” THOUGHTS AND DEEDS MISGUIDED BY THE PERCEPTIONS OF THE FALLEN SENSES

For the sake of continuity it would be best if before reading this article you read the one in column one, entitled “ONE MANNER BY WHICH THE FALLEN SENSES OF FALLEN HUMAN NATURE CONTRIBUTE TO THE INCLINATION TO SIN”