One thing that makes the current situation in Nigeria, Israel and Palestine really complex

One thing?

Sure

Are you serious?

Yeah. We are often encumbered by many things when one thing is really what we need

Can one thing or a single item ever be complex? I’ve always assumed that a single item should be easy and not complex

Do you want us to probe that position any further?

Not now. I’m interested in the one thing that makes the current Nigerian, Israel and Palestinian situation complex

The one thing that makes the situation complex is people calling evil good, and calling good evil

Mm. Okay. That’s an interesting way to put it.

What is interesting about calling evil good and calling good evil? Do you make light of the situation with your comment?

Far be it from me. Wait a minute. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Can I think what you are thinking? Or do you suppose that I could?

Of course, you cannot think what I am thinking. It’s presumptuous to think you can. I was reflecting on what you said and it occurred to me that many comments and analyses of the disturbing situations could actually fall into the one thing you identified as calling evil good and calling good evil.

You’re smarter than I am

Please I don’t want to miss the flow of this conversation.

I assure you, you won’t. What is the punishment for those who call evil good and good evil?

Only the person who made the original pronouncement can really say

Please can you remind me of the original statement again and where it may be found? The full statement, please

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter – Isaiah 5:20

Do you think the speaker is capable of executing punishment on those persons?

Before I answer that question, first answer my own question. Why would anyone call evil good and good evil? Don’t we all like and want good instead of evil?

What do you think?

What do I think? I believe we all want good.

Yet we have the current situation in Nigeria, Israel and Palestine?

I don’t know again. You asked me if he is capable of executing the pronouncement of woe on those who call evil good and good evil, I believe he is.

You have answered correctly. Can I borrow a word you used earlier; the word interesting?

You may

It’s interesting to note that the One who said ‘Woe is he who calls evil good, and good evil,’ is not only capable of administering whatever constitutes ‘woe’ in his books on those who call evil good and good evil, he is himself, the only one capable of turning evil into good.

Mm.

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