reply to post by SplitInfinity
Well I for one have moved past the sense that some things are too horrible to do. I used to think in terms of idealism solely. While having an ethos
to adhere to is beneficial, I feel it must be pragmatic and evolve to meet its purpose. If it is geared around a common good then it must act in light
of that goal, and not become stagnant and counterproductive.
There really is no "evil" as we have come to know it. There are things we can classify as vile and horrible, that need to be addressed, but I would
not say that a devil somewhere is making them happen. Evil to me is humanities civilized side acting out of intelligence for malice, trying to perform
an animalistic display for himself to ponder and feel something by. Why do people murder for the sheer pleasure? Usually they seek something primal
and pure, the animal they know not how to express in its purity, which is neither good or bad, but natural and geared only towards greater survival.
They in turn act out of malice and with intent. That intent could be called evil, but to me that is too simplistic and too easy on the offender. It
implies a sort of inability to control one's self, when in reality their actions are controlled and purposeful.
In any group, basic or complex, there are consequences for any action that threatens the survival of the group or an individual. The handicap society
places on that corrective force is considerable. While there is a valid reason for over sight and moderation so as to not become a destructive force
itself, in most cases I find that the "rules" are completely worthless and not designed to deal with the worst offenders, but to keep the minor
offenders from crossing that threshold. When they do cross that line, I feel there should still be a corrective force that should be allowed as much
limitless action as them. That "punishment" is not the issue, as reform is just silly at that point. The main concern should be to stop them by all
means possible. The punishment might serve as a form of deterrence but really it is then our own animal that wants to respond in kind to their
offence. (which is natural as well though it can be dangerous once your own threshold is crossed in the process)
What I find most people doing when contemplating God, is entering into fallacy. An argument, without a conclusion. God is, but how and why is not
addressed. It is left to "faith"
The very concept of God is a transcendental thought we bog down with our minds smallness instead of letting that concept expand our minds to a greater
understanding of it.
I have had many experiences as well that I could not write off. I would say that I absolutely believe in something more than flesh and physical limits
and boundaries to everything. That there is very much MORE. I have a rich history with what many would call paranormal experiences. Not like spirits
of deceased people appearing, but strange forces and a sort of intelligence to it all that I must accept is not random and chance.
That there is a design to this phenomena and it is geared to our higher thoughts.
I also believe that the soul is not just a crude concept of "spirit" in a flesh bag. No, it is a multidimensional concept. That it can exist here in
this earthly realm as well as be connected to a higher source of consciousness. Like it is existing like a quantum particle, not entirely here, or
where ever to the observer, but in another state of existence all together.
I don't believe in celestial palaces and like, God chilling in his little God city of nice people.
I would imagine that there are several forms of existence to the human "soul", and this reality just another.
I also see the destructive elements in creation as primordial forces of creation, the opposite side of the spectrum to existence, who counter balance
the highest universal forces of creation which act out in absolute order and form. The destructive forces are not "evil" but just natural and
The pattern comes from the high end, the force of the patterns creation comes from the low end of the spectrum of existence. We are only capable of
being conscious of the in between we occupy, several levels "above" or "below" our own plane of existence.
Like yellow having no concept of red or purple. only green and blue on a rainbow.
I don't know, that is my take on it.
Oh, and if you do the work I think you do, then thank you. It is very necessary. Most people would not understand, but at least there are people like
yourself that do what is necessary (acting out of truly understood concepts of greater good) so the others can have the high ideals they think they
edit on 12-11-2012 by manykapao because: (no reason given)