reply to post by CaticusMaximus
Several years ago I probably would have agreed with you, but hte past few years I've been on a different road. Essentially, I believe evil and good
are just words we apply to things. What I see are physical things and forces. The dynamics between the forces and the masses brings into being things
we categorize in our mind, so we can make judgments. Both evil and good are the byproduct of the fundamental laws of physics, chemistry, biology and
If I boil away the blah blah blah, what it resolves to is that finiteness - on all scales - and conservation work to keep us imprisoned. The
conservation seems to cause or contribute to the finiteness and the finiteness contributes or causes ignorance. Ignorance seems to be the source of
evil. It's what causes us to stab blindly in the dark. It's pride before the fall.
So what's good? It's nothing without evil. Without evil, we could not need to identify good.
We will always justify our reality. It doesn't matter what flag we wave or what religion we're bound to or what philosophy we excite or what
spirituality we employ, we're all bind by the same rules. We will identify evil and good, according to the system of explanation we favor.
This has all led me to be confused. I am not sure if there's such a thing as a place without evil. What would a place be if it was everything, yet
nothing? How can you be infinite and have a name? See, while I believe evil and good are byproducts of reality, I am not sure there's any other kind
of reality. Reality, as a term, seems to mean that there're rules and dynamics working to produce an experience. It seems to force limits on itself.
Yet, if I try to imagine heaven, or a place like it, I cannot imagine any limits being applied to it. Thus, I fail to see how heaven could be a
Where I am is not anywhere I would want others to be. I see no way to solve this. Perhaps when we die we will find the answer, but otherwise, we're
stuck here. I enjoy a nice day like anybody. I can be entertained. But once all the fun wears away, I do not have anything to lean on. Because when
the fizz is gone, all I am is just a person whom believes we're all fools in a car barreling over a cliff.
Since I can't be honest and tell them we're fools rushing to the fire, I default. So what I usually do is I keep that to myself and instead tell
others what I would want them to remember. I say, don't hurt others. I say, follow basic rules that respect you and others around you. I say, nothing
you do is going to be perfect, so you'll need to be able to forgive yourself for being imperfect. And really, this is all I can say. Maybe I could
think of a few more things, but I'm already saying too much. I'm probably already wrong. In fact, I think when it comes dwon to things like this,
people are best just figuring it out themselves. By telling them what to do, I'm just being a bigger fool than I already was.
I think it says more about me that I am willing to live in a reality where I believe evil cannot be extinguished. I have no foundation. I have nothing
uplifting to say to a child. All I can tell em is they will enjoy some things and won't enjoy others. And evil and good are words. And I am a
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