reply to post by Signals
I don't know. I remember never believing in hell or the devil. Thought that was just some boogy man story to scare us...until this.
I thought if God created the world and now is like the manager here, why are we supposed to pray...AND DELIVER US FROM EVIL? God created it all - he
made evil too?
And then this surfaced. Oh. I said. THIS EVIL.
I used to think the world was a pretty great place with decent people. There were some who became what we describe evil or "bad" due to unusual
circumstances. Since then I learned some people are born with places regulating empathy missing from their brains and so they commit vile inhuman
crimes...there are not too many of these unfortunate creatures. Luckily, But then there are lots of people who are fairly or largely evil or "bad"
and also very smart.
It would make sense thinking about it...beginnings of mankind, creator (or not) gone, men left to control themselves, the smarter more devious and
clever ones might just get together and come up with a way to make the stupider ones work for them...And you know when you have that going on for you,
cream of the crop, the best of everything, personal slaves...that would be a tough gig to quit....Conscience? Conscience wouldn't make you give that
up- Nothing except MAYBE an other worldly super power authoritarian figure and then it would have to be by force.
'Course mankind has had it's hero's. Larger than life figures who are onto the Robberbarron/Slavemaster game and jump in to defend the stupider and
That would be a battle for the ages. I guess it has been. People are born and die and over time people keep taking sides and eventually you might have
a conspiracy of EVIL that knows how to operate and manipulate their brethren most efficiently. With all that power, no doubt they would become
gluttonous and become more and more depraved.
You might have a conspiracy of "good guys" also, a line of people, warriors for the poor and the idiotic...I think this line is dying off...the
heros. Unfortunately the poor and idiotic just keep multiplying like bunnies...(but they (we) are really just a military and labor force -DELIBERATELY
KEPT sick and stupid...so we die quickly without questioning anything)
All the mess we have today is what we are left with.
Evil among us. Smiling during the day...howling at night while the rest of us are sleeping. Hiding in plain site.
Yeah this is all too easy for me to believe. Really it is.
[edit on 4-12-2009 by rusethorcain]