If we create our own reality like you suggest, wouldn't good and evil be products of that creation? There are people with good and evil intentions
and actions, so wouldn't that world then become as such?
technically no. good and evil cant exist, if they dont exist. no matter what any religion says, any government says, any god, any aliens, any one
person or trillions of people, we just dont have any objective way to say whats good and bad.
does that mean i justify killings, murders, rapes, etc.., with philosophical blabber? absolutely not, and i do not consider those "good" things to
do to another, but let me play a scenario for you.
as horrible as it sounds. say a woman is walking home from work. its late, she worked overtime, and she normally is walking down her street around 6
when its busy, but its 10 now, and its just her. she doesnt have mace on her, or any weapons, but is very attuned to her environment. as she passes an
ally, she sees no one, so goes to throw away a soda she was drinking in the trash. a man jumps out assaults her, and threatens her with a weapon. the
man then sexually assaults her, and leaves his victim bruised, scared, sad, mad, and in tears.
years later this women has become a trillion times more empowered in life. she is more conscious of where she goes, who she talks to, who she makes
friends with. she carries mace now, and keeps it on hand when walking alone. she now speaks to young females who have been through what she has been
through, and ends up saving lives, and helping to heal those who didnt know how to deal with such an atrocity.
this is a bad, turned good, but what is it really. was it good it happened to her, to transform her into someone she probably would have never been
without going through that, or is it bad for her because of the trauma she suffered from such an event, regardless of its powerful end result. im sure
no one would shake her hand, and say, thank you for being raped, and becoming who you are, i cant believe what we would do without you. lets take the
man that raped you out to dinner, for he has truly created an angel on earth. so since thats not the case, we say its bad, but with a happy ending. it
still doesnt negate the point that the event itself is gray. the feelings and words we attached to it are what give it its meaning, and most of that
is just trained human behavior.
this is why good and bad do not exist. if humans would be able to gather some sense of themselves, to sometimes see that gray area, and not let the
black and white just trample them, then they can elevate themselves to levels they never new. for the sake of the world we live in, these blacks and
whites will be represented and respected in society, as to maintain some level of stability until we evolve pass black and white, but the gray area is
the truth. the nothing zone, where the event thats happening means nothing until you make it mean something.
so yes, we accept good and bad things within our society, but its blatantly obvious these things are very subjective, and vary from culture to
culture, town to town, state to state, country to country, religion to religion, etc.. good and bad are i guess nice measuring markers for society as
it is now, because as a whole, most of us agree to the same good and bad things, minus and dogmatic religious garbage. we dont live in a world of
these crazy demon people who think eating babies is the greatest thing since peeing after a night out after the bar, so point being, again, yes, we do
seem to have a general mutual understanding of good and bad on this planet, but it still doesnt technically exist.
in my opinion
[edit on 16-4-2009 by jimmy1200]