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Secrecy:

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Everyone has many secrets.

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We suggest that all secrets are shared

on one of 4 levels. Further, it makes

a great difference what level

a person shares secrets.

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   This comes from notes created for the upcoming The Blood of Three Worlds. In and interchange between two primary characters on exoplanet Elphia is a discussion about secrecy, and about how privileged–and dangerous–the keeping and sharing of secrets is, and can be.

   The first thing to recognize is that no secret is totally private, as you will see below. A second thing to realize is that not sharing a secret is often most desirable and that keeping many secrets is not sinful. For example, Jesus kept secrets. He told his disciples not to tell certain things before a certain time. And when questioned by people at times about his authority, he said, in effect, “I will not tell you.” In other words, judge for yourself. A third reason is that what you say may not be true, or not true in the way you learned about it or will share it. Then you would be bearing false witness about someone which is breaking one of the 10 commandments. A fourth reason is that what is shared may create a barrier between you and someone else. There are other reasons.

   Here are the 4 levels of sharing that are the foundation of an incidental discussion in The Blood of Three Worlds:

4 Kinds of Shared Secrets:

         (1) with anyone who wants to know and, of course, many are indifferent and some may not want to know. (Often such information is not considered secret to begin with)

         (2) with selected friend(s) or “necessary” people (for their presumable best interest).

         (3) with one’s klepta [that's a "permanent partner by promise"]

         (4) with God (by default; God is aware of everything)

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   Any secret is always known by God.