reply to post by Live2Love
Despite everything that H_H has said on this thread - and I've now read the whole thread through - why do you seem to be of the disposition that this
thing you call "evil" and the things you connect to it are solely and *purely* bad things? You obviously haven't read the entire thread either, or
even everything H_H has posted for that matter, but only bits and pieces of it.
An unfortunate amount of people seem to be doing this and then posting their criticism, which often has faulty, misunderstood and/or completely
fabricated elements to it. Fortunately there are people to point out these mistakes and misleadings. Many thanks to all of you who have
Anyway, this is the part of your post that pushed me to write this the most:
I'm struggling, however, with the fact that this same person and his "family" are hell bent on bringing about negativity, violence, destruction,
famine, separatism, disharmony amongst us. He explains it away conveniently enough by stating it's a contractual obligation that they must fulfill
and that OUR CREATOR allowed this to happen but in the end it's still evilness and not of OUR CREATOR (GOD). We can't forget this despite his
elegant use of prose and his developing fondness for us.
I already pointed out my feelings on your procalamation that the things you listed ("negativity, violence, destruction" etc.) are all "evil". Now
I want to point out that I'm not fond of those things either and wish that no one should ever come across them.
But getting to the point to what I actually want to say now. You say that "evilness [is] not of OUR CREATOR (GOD)", to loosely quote your words.
However, if everything in existance (and not in existance) is of our Creator - or God, as you put it - then how would or could Evil be of any
exeption? Wouldn't Evil be just as much of our Creator as Good is?
I think it's awfully naïve to think of negative things as being ultimately bad things. They're as much a part of the equation of life positive
things. The two opposites combined power the dynamo of our lives, so to speak, and give us challenges.
Oh and also the power to choose things for our selves. We have the power of *choice* to decide between "good" and "evil", positive and negative,
and therefor we have free will. That was one of the things that made the most sense to me that H_H had to say.
And the Myth of Creation he provided doesn't have to be taken literally, but rather, if you so please, as an analogy (or something. The actual word
escapes me) of the principle of free will. If you think about it, it also explains why we have "Good" and "Evil".
Thanks to H_H for and awesome thread! What he said truly resonated with me, and his answer to a particular poster convinced me of his authenicity.
Whatever "evil deeds" he gets up to from here on, I hope he does them properly so the rest of us can show him - and anyone else involved - what
we're made of
With the power of love!
[Edited for fixing grammer]
[edit on 25-10-2008 by Helioflorae]