posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:54 PM
I read somewhere, the Kolbrin Bible I think, that it takes 10 times as much good to undo evil. So 10 acts of kindness to undo 1 act of evil, assuming
the acts are of equal measure. Like 10 compliments to 1 insult. Saving 10 lives for one murder. I don't think this is to please god, but for our OWN
good, like you say. It makes us happier better people. So I used to shoplifting a lot as a teen and young adult. Now when I go to the store,
especially in the winter months, I try to buy $10-$50 worth of gloves, thermal socks, food, each month, and I go and hand it out to the homeless who
hang out at the local park during the day. I don't think ill ever even break even if we are talking 10x the dollar amount I stole. But I'm hoping it
doesn't count that way, since we get overcharged so much by the faceless corporations I stole from. And in a way, one act of good is 10x better than
an evil act, because its putting you on a better path. And even when I did steal things, I was a robin hood of sorts. Not that it makes it ok...
Anyway, I just wanted to point out how important it is to do as much good as possible and the least amount of evil as possible while we are here.
It's also important, I think, to go out and meet the people you are helping, get to know them. Rather than just donate some money to a charity. It's
much more rewarding and changes you even more to want to do more good. And I hate it when people help and try to preach religion at the same time...
Once at the park, some people from a church brought a good meal over for the homeless, and she made everyone wait to eat while she prayed, and I could
tell she was just trying to pray as long as possible while these people starved, because she would pause, and then start again. Like she was really
trying to drive home the point of her religion and that she was doing a big favor for them. Her religion states that she HAS to help the needy. It's
not like she went out of her way and spent her money. It's money donated by church goers, and and its a REQUIREMENT for her to help the needy as a
part of her religion. That's why I always say, its not religion that is so bad, its the people who don't follow it properly. Sure, she's helping,
but for what reason? I think she just likes being known at church as the one who does so much for the homeless, and likes having that reputation. She
takes the glory that should go to her god.