posted on Dec, 18 2008 @ 01:17 AM
reply to post by Osiris1953
I understand your point as well.
My 'almost' answers of hate and selfishness were chosen for a Biblical reason as well.
Jesus and the New Testament emphasize the greatest commandment as being love. Therefore, the opposite of that would be hate.
The Golden Rule in the New Testament of 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you' would be the denial of the self and ego because it
requires placing others above ourselves. The human nature is 'me first' and selfishness would be the opposite of the Golden Rule.
So they are good answers, of course, but after seeing Jake's post, I couldn't help but agree that according to our Christian beliefs, his answer
pretty much covers what is humanity's greatest problem.