Originally posted by jrmcleod
A difficult question but answerable. There will always be dark forces acting against light forces, these dark forces are a result of the light forces
and vice versa, without lies there is no truth and vice versa. What needs to be remembered though is that just because someone does something that is
percieved as bad in the eyes of society, it is indeed an action that will always have an effect that is positive to a certain degree, so it is cause
For instance, many will think that President Bush will not ascend because he has done so many attrocities, yet how many people has he also liberated
from the constraints or westernisation? How many people have opened up spiritually because of his actions? Millions have!
His soul needs to do what yours does, however, its the experience that is gained thats important. No human can tell what that experience is, we can
try to deduce it but cant truley find out.
Dark forces are all around you, everywhere you turn they are there but acknowledging them and refraining form reacting to them is what is important.
You must realise they are there before you can help yourself avoid them. You can clear your thoughts of them by accepting them as part of life.
Without them life would not be as it is.
How do you know evil is simply a byproduct of good and vice-versa? Who convinced you balance is the end goal of this? Positive and negative of equal
value cancel each other out and leave a net gain of nothing. Is there an Anti-Source which balances out the Source?
What if our perceptions of evil are just wrong? What if evil isn't necessary to balance the equation, because there is Choice? Anyone remember the
Architect's explanation in Matrix Reloaded? Go back and listen to it again carefully. It's Nero who questions the Architect's worldview and ideas on
the nature and necessity of balance.
What if evil is actually and literally simply a descriptor of the state of imbalance? What if the only thing that can truly add harmony to good is
Those who use this concept keep alluding to light and darkness as the example. But why do we assume darkness is, in and of itself, an actual thing of
substance? What if it's not. Is darkness is merely the absence of light?
How can the absence of a thing be a thing itself? Darkness is not substance, it is the state of being which is the result of a lack of substance
Can anyone who thinks evil is necessary for balance offer me a coherent explanation for the following scenario?
A man has his 3 year old innocent little girl viciously raped, tortured, and murdered. How should he feel about who did this atrocity? Should he just
accept that, yeah, his baby just got hurt so badly her soul could feel it for all eternity, should it remember simply because Mother Teresa fed some
starving kids in Africa, so there has to be an evil act for balance? Let's just completely absolve the pedophile murderer of his choices because his
actions were necessary for the universe to keep on chuggin'?
OK, I know I'm getting a little sarcastic, but I hope you see my dilemma with this concept. It doesn't take into account choice or Free Will or
whatever you want to call it.
I've done bad things. I've felt the visceral pull of deriving perverted pleasure from hurting others. I've also done good things and felt the
spiritual pull of doing things out of love instead of fear. Looking back, I cannot absolve myself of my ability to choose what to do...
Hope this makes sense.
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