rebate asked this question on 4/1/2000:
Is the Rede and the Threefold law a force or a being? Someone sugested that they "automaticly balance things out". How could an unintelligent force do that?
Moonie gave this response on 4/5/2000:
I believe what your friend was trying to explain is that the threefold and the rede both act as a checks and balance type of thing. The intellegent force or being would be you! Within Wicca- the driving point (my humble opinion) is that we are completely responsible for our actions and our lives. These are reminders of this fact Do as you will (Not Gods -or a forces Will) harming none- big time reminder that you and you alone are responsible for your actions and threefold tells you how big the recriminations or cudos will be resulting from those actions. I saw your follow up about Jeffery Dahmer- Ido believe that there is a level of pre-ordination in our lives. That means that there are certain life lessons that we are to deal with this life time. I also believe that within the balance that nature seeks to achieve there are things and people that are totally out of wack with that balance- Just as you have the Dahli Lama- so you have Jeffery Dahmer. I think possibly he was a teacher and taught through his horrendous actions...
I hope this helped... Namaste- Moonie
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If the "threefold law of return" is to be believed, then a unrecognised force returns to one three times the evil he visits on another. Why is that idea so readly accepted by you in the face of so much contradictory evidence?