This is mostly just for Christians, because most non-Christians will likely not understand or respect where this is coming from.
If you're not a Christian, please do not comment on it, I'm putting this out there for the Christian community of CV.
This is a paper I wrote just a few minutes ago. Tell me what you think (calmly, please. No reason for flaming.):
In the Bible's speakings of how one should act, and interpretations and attempts to reason what He and the Bible mean in such words, one comes to some interesting conclusions, that likely make sense given how we all feel or have felt in certain situations. These conclusions or concepts and ideas are:
Foul language should be put out of you. It is not acceptable to use such language, even in anger, righteous indignation, passion, or any such thing. God says this and does not make an exception.
Righteous indignation, or righteous anger, fury, or passion, are good things. It is good to be angry at injustice, abuse, violation, at yourself or others, even if it is dealt with, but not to your own health and emotional healing.
The above conclusion may seem extreme, but God helps heal emotions and wounds, while people cannot even begin to touch on what others feel, no matter how empathic they are or are not. Wounds of the soul go deep, and only God can heal them, over time and council. Human justice does not bring about true justice, or a sense of peace, and it rather gives the abuser or violator an excuse of innocence, such that he or she has payed their debt to the person, when he has not felt any such debt payed, and the anger or passion of injustice still burns within him or her.
Anger is important. It is important to be angry at any and all injustice, it is important not to be apathetic, ever, and it is important to spread God's word in such a manner. Anger of disproportion is not spoken of, but one can imagine that Jesus would tell us to throw the first stone of death only if we are without sin; at the same time, he rebuked the traders in the Temple, showing us that an appropriate amount of anger for each transgression does exist. Perhaps he was showing us that killing is never an appropriate goal of anger, but rather, teaching and rebuking not to transgress again are.
People should not antagonize one another, they should calmly talk about what they think is correct, and instead of trying to be correct in matters of God's speech, they should try to learn from one another, not so that they may be fooled by evil, but so that they may think in their own hearts over what God says, and try to discern the truth. Since almost everything in this world is absolute (morality, love, sin, etc.), discussing what is right, what is important, what is wrong, what is true love, with others, is constructive if the parties do not antagonize one another. One should not be offended if one is suggested to be wrong, but rather learn to defend their view because they think it true regardless of their own views (i.e. you may not like the truth, but it is still true regardless of your preference), or change their view to try and find the truth in God's word.
People should defend one another, not just themselves. God did not come into the world to defend himself from insults and misplaced anger, he came to save his children, and there is no better sacrifice than giving or dedicating your life to the well-being of others. If someone does not defend yourself, you must defend yourself, because injustice should make one angry by God's word, and one must resolve their anger in a dutiful manner pleasing to the Lord, without sleeping on it. Anger must be resolved, as all emotions must be. Sometimes the resolution is temporary, and healing must take place over time, with counsel from God, but one should still try to resolve it in a temporary manner each day, so they do not build up misplaced anger.
No-one is more important than another person. Jesus' sacrifice and God's willingness to listen to all prayer and testimony teaches that we are all equal, we are all equally valuable, and we are all equally important to be heard and equally required to listen. None of us is more important than another, and we should all protect each other from injustice with righteous anger, even if we do not find another person pleasent, being careful not to get carried away with our anger; similarly we should defend ourselves from all injustice, even if we are being attacked or violated by someone we care about. We must remember not to use foul language and not to overstep our anger's privileges that God has given us, however.
If one is truly repentent for something they have done wrong, or some wrong they have done to another, and will try (though they will fail, as we all do,) to not harm or wrong the person in the same manner again, we should accept their repentence without hesitation or question. We must only question whether they are honest, because deceit lies in the heart of all men, and we cannot see what lies in our own hearts, least of all, other men's hearts. If we decide them to be honest, we must not go back on our word of forgiveness, and we must not deal absolute judgement because God can help even the most tormented or tormenting souls, until the final hour in His presence. We must also forgive even if they are not honest, but we are not required or supposed to continue in our dealings with them, if we think it will lead to more violations of the same kind. While we are supposed to forgive, we are also not supposed to be tempted into unrighteous anger, which continual violations will always provoke. To be rid of temptation of unrighteous anger, we must remove ourselves from the situation, because nobody is immune to temptation and falling into temptation and unrighteousness, save Him, and only He is capable of advocating true justice in the form of Death.
People go to war, people kill each other. God teaches us that if no other alternative presents itself, we must remove those who would poison us or kill us, by killing them and allowing him to judge them finally, in war; this is not a single person who commits violations, who can be imprisoned or rebuked or taught, this is a group of people who will not cease their antagonistic and tempting ways, provoking unrighteous anger, which displeases the Lord. War is commanded by God to put down those temptations because they cannot be avoided any other way. War is different from murder in that murder is an unrighteous virtue of anger, while war is the only way to save ones self from violation and temptation in some situations, which God helps us see with clarity, if we are in counsel with Him. This is why an actively Christian President is often the best President, if given a choice between a Christian and non-Christian. (This is the one I'm most concerned about non-Christians reading and misinterpreting. It seems incredibly harsh and even evil, if you're not a Christian and don't understand that the Christian God is the only true, holy God there is (which I don't expect non-Christians to understand). I'm not advocating genocide. I'm advocating fighting back against oppression and persecution en mass, and not being afraid of killing someone to save yourself and others, if such a need arises.)