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man is greedy, bloodthirsty, selfish, and just plan mean.
As long as man remains this way, this is what the world
will be like, take, kill, rape, burn, and make the weak suffer.
that would be way to freakin easy
it'd be like admitting our world paradigms
are just delusional fantasies fed to us from birth.
humans apparently hate those things...in fact, they hate a lot of things...
Originally posted by LordBucket
If you're a police officer and you see a teenger smoking drugs, ask yourself...do you make the world a better place by arresting him?
T&C, you may want to reword this particular question.
i understand how you feel about alot of the
statements in your post, and i can relate.
Originally posted by network dude
So we will remain spectators in the stupid ant farm called reality. try to enjoy the ride, you don't have any other choice.
I think we've had enough war don't you? Isn't about time to get some peace happening? I'm sure there are people who've gone through a large portion of life never experiencing any notable degree of pain or suffering, or witnessing it...how then do they live without the knowledge of mass destruction and death? Does this mean they're incapable of living with others in "mass peace", if you will...I don't think the knowledge of evil means evil has to manifest from that knowledge, we can live in peace with the knowledge. Also, maybe we are born with the intuitive ability to determine when an action will be of a negative karmic value (assuming such a thing exists, which I believe it does).
Duality, I believe, is necessary. For example, you don't know "good" unless you know "bad". Ying doesn't have a definition without Yang. So, you can't have "peace" if you do not know "war".
No, he's advocating the police officer not do the parts of his job he feels aren't benefiting man-kind, or even disadvantaging us.
You seem, in your example, to be advocating the police officer not do his job. So then he gets fired.
No...we then have police which don't follow through on ridiculous laws they feel shouldn't be part of the system. They would be cops to respect IMO.
How does he support himself and his family? What if all the cops decide not to enforce laws they do not agree with? We then have no police.
Yes, but they could still witness it at some point in their life, then realize just how good they have it. But we do have knowledge of tremendous suffering and pain...that would allow it to work for our current generations, you may get problems a few generations later though, it could be a very unpredictable scenario if we ever did manage it.
On your first point.
The people "who've gone through a large portion of life never experiencing and notable degree of pain or suffering, or witnessing it" usually don't understand that they have lived a "blessed" life because they never experienced the down side. You also make an assumption that people have an inate sense of right and wrong (karma). That's a big assumption.
What then? If you have any self respect you'll look for work where you aren't forced to do things which go against your moral values...
Not doing all of your job responsibilities, no matter how morally correct you may be in your deriliction of duty, still results in being fired. What then?
No, laws are presently manufactured by a minority with hidden agendas. A lot of the time it isn't really the ideas, wants, or needs of "the people"...it's a blatant attempt to manipulate the system and subtly and slowly strip people of their rights and freedoms, until eventually you can't be sure what is legal and what isn't. They aren't making up new laws either, just not following ones they disagree with. I believe every police officer should have that right to question the laws they enforce.
We then have individuals deciding what is a crime and what isn't and enforcing their own standard at will. Who then decides what law should be part of the system? Isn't that the point of a collective governing body?
I believe every police officer should have
that right to question the laws they enforce.