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Is this a self evident truth for Good and Evil?

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posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 02:29 PM
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Is this a self evident truth for Good and Evil?

In moral terms, the terms Good & Evil are only useful on a graph and are inseparable.

I see that many just look at these terms as opposites or duality.
Black white. Hot cold. Whatever.

It does not matter because, in moral terms, good and evil must be on a graph to be of any use to any discussion of moral issues.

That is why the ancients wrote them into the Bible as the tree of good and evil.
It’s fruit symbolizes that good and evil cannot be separated. One tree, one fruit that gives both good and evil at the same bite.

Evil, used as nouns does not say much of anything useful. For morals, evil as a noun does not stand well alone. If I were to tell you that something good or evil was heading your way, you would not have a clue as to what I speak of.

As adjectives, evil and good are good and useful.

It is what goes between these two adjectives then that is at issue and how and where we place them on the graph.
Ideally, the good and evil line will have a top and a bottom because issues often times have both good and evil within their character and is dependant on circumstances.

Like God for instance.

Basically, if you are arguing good and evil in any other way than described here; you are IMHO, wasting your time.

If you look to God for our moral sense you are also wasting your time because it is to mankind to set the rules of our dominion, not God‘s.

GoodEvil.

Take either word Good or Evil away from this graph and it loses all meaning.

I think that the above is a self evident truth on how moral good and evil should be thought of.

Do you?
If not, why not?

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Regards
DL




posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 03:14 PM
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I believe that good an evil is up to the individual to decide.

Through my experiences, I have discovered that ultimately we are all connected to one another. So, to me, something I would describe as evil would be anything that destroys or inhibits self expression, and because our souls are connected, we must acknowledge that by hurting our brothers and sisters in spirit, we are truly hurting ourselves.

The harmony and balance forever needs to be restored. It's ok to cause ripples, but don't get upset when they bounce back, it is expected. You get what you give, and the greatest sin against man is that he rejects the fruits he bares.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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On a minute by minute basis, we need to make decisions that may be weighted by consideration of what may or not be evil. On a macro level, where decisions affect others in a serious manner, such as the examples in the video the OP linked to, it would be better to put the question before the elders or judges of your village. Those kinds of value judgments may be better put up against a community scale of social norms. For example, that is why we have a jury system for prosecuting and creating verdicts for capital crime and do not rely on individual vigilante justice.



posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by leira7
I believe that good an evil is up to the individual to decide.

Through my experiences, I have discovered that ultimately we are all connected to one another. So, to me, something I would describe as evil would be anything that destroys or inhibits self expression, and because our souls are connected, we must acknowledge that by hurting our brothers and sisters in spirit, we are truly hurting ourselves.

The harmony and balance forever needs to be restored. It's ok to cause ripples, but don't get upset when they bounce back, it is expected. You get what you give, and the greatest sin against man is that he rejects the fruits he bares.


No collective consensus then? no common standards? A chaotic system in other words?
Having a criminal mind and delinquent attitude and as an ex criminal, I like your thinking.

Regards
DL


edit on 16-9-2010 by Greatest I am because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by jmdewey60
On a minute by minute basis, we need to make decisions that may be weighted by consideration of what may or not be evil. On a macro level, where decisions affect others in a serious manner, such as the examples in the video the OP linked to, it would be better to put the question before the elders or judges of your village. Those kinds of value judgments may be better put up against a community scale of social norms. For example, that is why we have a jury system for prosecuting and creating verdicts for capital crime and do not rely on individual vigilante justice.


Good reply.

Regards
DL



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