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By Maynard S. Clark - 12 Feb 2012
"...only evil continually..."
The difference between continuous and continual is that continual is punctuated (try rolling your Ls - intermittent Ls) - then make a hissing sound with the Sssss (continouSSSSSSSSs)
So is the perennial return to human wrongdoing, and we struggle about national and other levels of governance: does it REALLY restrain evil (even if there is "spiritual wickedness in high places") OR does it perpetuate the problems by taking advantage of privilege and position, so that the wrongdoers in high places (elected and./or appointed offices) become bad examples of how we good folks ought not to behave, while the species is increasingly postured towards emulating what is wrong in human life. Just consider how many folks copy bad and self-destructive behaviors (cf. smoking, alcohol abuse, even the perverted ways we abuse foods) - and, of course, the "meat production system" that preys upon vulnerable animals to 'make it all happen'...