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originally posted by: Rosinitiate
a reply to: Char-Lee
Well perhaps me explaining that I'm not a Christian may help.
There is something that manipulates us both physically and mentally. Truth be told it's inescapable.
Step back for a second and you can see the infinite beauty that surrounds us from the super small to the super big and everything in between. Yet, there is this driving force that seeks to distort the beauty around and within. Call it what you want but don't be deceived, true beauty will still exist all around you.
If you fall, simply get back up and give thanks to the divine that allows us to share in the beauty regardless of the temptations for evil around us
originally posted by: 5leepingWarrior
What is a Shaitan class Djinn? What, er, class are these parasites in?
One common belief in Muslim belief lists five distinct orders of jinn — the Marid (the strongest type), the Ifrit, the Shaitan (Satan), the Ghul (or Jinn), and the Jann (the weakest type).
a reply to: LittleByLittle So How do we combat such a problem??
This is a philosophy that I hold, having discovered it before now it fits oh so well:
Humans killing humans is just the apex predator thinning it's own herd.
Thinning the herd so that only the strong survive.
you can call it what you want, you can frame it however you want, you can bash me for saying it.
Humans killing humans is a process of nature and a needed one otherwise the weak and the sick will populate the herd and assure the destruction of us all.
Self aware? maybe*sniffs suspiciously for corruption smell* Sentient? No more or less than any plant. Sapience, my friend, is the key and in your shortsightedness you fail to demonstrate yours, thereby effectively eliminating it until such a time as you start to properly demonstrate the ability to apply Wisdom in your actions and judgements...
We must Reverse our thinking, go to the opposite spectrum- we must shun the apex mentality, that dominating Control- an learn instead to emulate the Bottom of the food chain- become the link that supports the rest of Creation. We must emulate the sun, the grass, the trees- selflessly giving, so that all who come after might have a foundation upon which to stand and to reach greater heights.
Interesting, in its accuracy no? Thus, I think Wisdom should have qualifiers 'good' wisdom', that judgment, that knowledge which, pursued diligently, should result in the benefit of the most amount of things as possible for that given situation, and 'Evil' Wisdom: that wisdom which is used selfishly or selfully(odd, that isn't a word?), reducing the amount of benefit oft well past the point of harm; aiding the agenda of the ultimate destruction of everything.
Sapience is an Old French word that comes from the Latin sapientia, "good taste, good sense, intelligence, or wisdom." The Proto-Indo-European root is sep-, "to taste or to perceive."
Indeed, I ask you ATS'ers, what course is more Wise to pursue than that course which benefits everyone, and, more or less, everything involved?