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Old 10-10-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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does evil exist?

Of course it does, and anyone who doesn't believe it has never met my mother-in-law!!
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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Does good or evil exist? Go to some of the worst crack areas or slums in the world and ask those who live there if evil and good exist. You'll get your answer.Some folks never see the true reality of the world where people are born into poverty and where ones heroes are murderers and pimps and drug dealers. You can say oh evil is just our inner selves coming out , yea right. To those who have experienced God and evil there is not a question.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Is there any definition of these? I don't believe there ever can be.
I believe you're wrong.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Does good or evil exist? Go to some of the worst crack areas or slums in the world and ask those who live there if evil and good exist. You'll get your answer.Some folks never see the true reality of the world where people are born into poverty and where ones heroes are murderers and pimps and drug dealers. You can say oh evil is just our inner selves coming out , yea right. To those who have experienced God and evil there is not a question.
Well-said, heetseeker!
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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due to the nature of survival its impossible not to have extremes in everything...evil is the word for extreme fear in survival and a determination to fix it at someone elses expence....so could a so called evil person express evil on a deserted island with no animals or anything....no, i don't think he or she could unless harm to self....so evil in opinion is an emotional problem which is only relative to social hang ups and acceptence idea's...not a voodoo ghost or something...
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: southern california
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the greatest accomplishment of evil has been to make people believe it does not exist.
to say there is no evil is to say light and dark are the same.
evil attacks the young
highest prison population on earth highest population on earth of non working adults (kidults).
our young, ----- ugly mouthed, inflated ego, tattooed, fat, & unemployed carry on their shoulders our future.
dear god please help them and us.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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More or less. Basically, something is evil because we decide it is evil.
And also because we have (some of us) an instinctual understanding of good and evil. This is what is sometimes referred to as the human conscience. I have a conscience because I know good from evil.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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the greatest accomplishment of evil has been to make people believe it does not exist.
to say there is no evil is to say light and dark are the same.
Yes! That's what I've been trying to articulate.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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As I suspected, this entire thread turned out to be a semantics game.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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the greatest accomplishment of evil has been to make people believe it does not exist.
to say there is no evil is to say light and dark are the same.
evil attacks the young
highest prison population on earth highest population on earth of non working adults (kidults).
our young, ----- ugly mouthed, inflated ego, tattooed, fat, & unemployed carry on their shoulders our future.
dear god please help them and us.
so well said
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