a reply to: Nechash
Ever see the movie "Time Bandits"?
At the end the 'thieves' ask God why evil has to exist, and this being a comically written 'God', he just mumbles along the lines of - 'oh, something
to do with free will or such, I suppose"
So I'm watching this movie with my daughter who was about 8 yrs. old at the time, and as the credits role, I ask her why does she think evil has to
She thought for a moment and then replied, "How else could there ever be any heroes, if there weren't any bad guys?"
Out of "the mouths of babes" can come some of life's greatest truths...
But here's the thing - (at least as far as I can see it) Our 'experience' of living, of having free will, choosing to be villains or heroes or
everyday average folk 'needs' a balance of good and evil...
....and somehow, a long long time ago, the balance was thrown off and evil has multiplied exponentially, beyond the scope of 'vanquishing' by any hero
(or any 'earthly' one at any rate).
Actually, I'm not even so sure that I would categorize the situation as a 'multiplication' of evil - it seems more like...something 'other' than evil
was added to the 'mix'...
...I think when 'it' all started, there was good and there was evil, but now, there's also 'insanity', because when you really look (really look)
through history, you can see not only an increase in evil, but a sort of 'change' in it as well...
...it's like mankind has been gradually 'taken over' by a whole different 'kind' of evil...there's no rhyme nor reason to it...it's not merely the
'opposite' of good anymore...it's...insane.
And now our 'stories' (our 'experiences of living') are skewed, the balance is off because the 'insanity' (and I don't mean schizophrenia, etc) weighs
on the evil side of the scales.
So...our 'stories' are skewed and our world is _______(bad word, rhymes with skewed)
And people like 'us', who post on places like ATS, who really see how ___________ed the world is put all the blame on mankind..."Humans are so evil,
look what humans have done to the world", etc, etc - you know what I mean...
But the truth is: We didn't do this to ourselves. Mankind did not choose to become insane (or brainwashed, which amounts to the same thing).
Yes, ultimately decisions made by humans have caused the world's problems, but humans who make insane (life compromising/world dooming) decisions are
I think 'something' happened, or was done to us, or something, because if you look closely enough, far back enough, you really can see that when it
comes to the 'cause' of the world's ultimate devastation...well, here's this funny little phrase that popped into my head the other day -
- It's the insanity, not the humanity that's the problem.
Oh gosh, I'm sorry - I've usurped your thread...uhhmm, I hope you don't mind if I don't delete all that?
edit on 1-10-2014 by lostgirl because: (no reason given)