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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 19:58:14 Reply

At 4/21/11 07:27 PM, Shyguylie wrote: Let's say there isn't a God. Does absolute evil exist? What about absolute good? I think that evil is a point of view. It may come from someone's moral stand point or possibly a genetic makeup. What are your thoughts?

Everyone was born into this world as an innocent baby.

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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 20:00:56 Reply

At 5/5/12 07:58 PM, GodlessDeity wrote: Everyone was born into this world as an innocent baby.

what if your birth kills your mother

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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 20:02:20 Reply

At 5/5/12 07:58 PM, GodlessDeity wrote: Everyone was born into this world as an innocent baby.

The concepts of innocence and corruption aren't much higher than good and evil.

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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 20:06:35 Reply

Now ya'll come on over here and I'll teach ya'll kids a quick thing or two about perspective.


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 20:09:10 Reply

At 5/5/12 08:06 PM, Tydusis wrote: Now ya'll come on over here and I'll teach ya'll kids a quick thing or two about perspective.

well that was dumb

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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 20:10:37 Reply

It really depends on what you define as evil. Keep in mind that morality is man-made, and all of the common opinions of what good is is probably derived from religions that have taken over the world in the past (which is most likely Christianity).

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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 20:39:48 Reply

Greed is a common root of evil. Wanting wanting something and not letting anything get in your way. Yea, evil exists, but to an extent. I don't think there are "pure evil" people out there that hate everyone.


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 20:43:46 Reply

At 4/21/11 07:27 PM, Shyguylie wrote: Let's say there isn't a God. Does absolute evil exist? What about absolute good?

Obviously not. There can't be an absolute without objectivity.


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 20:56:40 Reply

I see pure evil as pure selfishness, caring not for anyone or anything except your own ego and happiness.

Pure good is pure selflessness, caring about everyone and everything's well-being except your own - putting the world before yourself.

As far as defining absolutes go, that is as close as I think anyone can get without getting into creation and destruction and the "necessary evil" argument that comes with them.


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 21:06:53 Reply

There is evil in this world, but there isn't absolute evil. There is nothing so evil that there isn't something even eviler, and there is no evil that can not be overcome by good.

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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 22:28:04 Reply

evil
adjective
profoundly immoral and malevolent : his evil deeds | no man is so evil as to be beyond redemption.

Yes, evil exists.


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 22:29:12 Reply

At 5/5/12 09:06 PM, MOSFET wrote: and there is no evil that can not be overcome by good.

Not true. Sociopaths can never be cured.


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-05 23:52:49 Reply

There is no good and evil - THERE IS ONLY POWER.


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-06 02:35:54 Reply

Evil does exist , and it can never be stopped.


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-06 03:42:36 Reply

At 5/6/12 02:35 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: Evil does exist , and it can never be stopped.

Evil is subjective. What you think is evil may not be the same as what I think is evil.


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-06 03:44:02 Reply

At 5/6/12 03:42 AM, Gimmick wrote:
At 5/6/12 02:35 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: Evil does exist , and it can never be stopped.
Evil is subjective. What you think is evil may not be the same as what I think is evil.

What is generally considered evil by society.


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-06 04:11:27 Reply

Theirs no evil or good just people & their opinions, in society everyone just rolls with what the majority think is right / wrong.


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-06 04:37:54 Reply

Well obviously you don't watch much television (specifically news broadcasts) if you truly believe that evil doesn't exist. People shooting up little kids.. it's just beyond disturbing. and no, I'm not talking about anders breivik. you can hardly call them kids at that age, and they were already into politics. But shooting up 10-15 year old kids or younger is just sick.

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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-06 06:28:44 Reply

At 4/21/11 07:27 PM, Shyguylie wrote: Let's say there isn't a God. Does absolute evil exist? What about absolute good? I think that evil is a point of view. It may come from someone's moral stand point or possibly a genetic makeup. What are your thoughts?

There absolutely is evil. Otherwise, why would you doubt there is a god?


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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-06 08:34:02 Reply

Of course it does, but what you consider as Evil is something you have to figure out.

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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-06 09:37:43 Reply

sure evil exists. just look at half the individuals on this forum.

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Response to Does evil exist? 2012-05-06 11:19:25 Reply

Of course there is pure evil, Lil Wayne is still alive right?


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