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What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?

 
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What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
Like, if there was no God, would there be a Satan?

Or if there was no Christianity, would there be devil-worshipers?


Or take for instance soemthing entirely different...

If there were no smart people, would there be any dumb people?


If there was no order, would there be such a thing as rebellion?


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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
How much weed did you do today?
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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
Thats obvious, so what do you want to do about it Shawn?
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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
How much weed did you do today?
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None. Not one.
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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
How much weed did you do today?
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I'm pretty baked.
Wish he would just get to the fucking point...
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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
Thats obvious, so what do you want to do about it Shawn?
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I'm just saying... Like, on a somewhat metaphysical level, would all of the "evils" exist in our world without "good"? Would there be mean people if there were no nice people?

Can there be too much "good", that "evil" must act as a balancing weight? Just a theory...
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How much weed did you do today?
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I'm pretty baked.
Wish he would just get to the fucking point...
bonghit
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I just posing a question, really.
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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
How much weed did you do today?
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I'm pretty baked.
Wish he would just get to the fucking point...
bonghit
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I just posing a question, really.
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Philosophy 101.


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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
Evil = control
Good = liberty

The challenge is to allow liberty to flourish while remaining mature enough to handle it. Most people cannot so they succumb to the evil.
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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
Partial transcript from the latest X-Files episode 3 of Season 11:

MULDER: Like I said before, clearly there's a dark influence set loose in this town, Scully.

SCULLY: Well, by "dark influence," again, I presume you mean evil, Mulder. But there is no such thing as evil.
I mean, evil is a concept, like the Devil.

MULDER: Oh, the Devil is a concept? Certainly, that's not what they taught young Dana Katherine Scully in Sunday school, is it?

SCULLY: Well, I certainly believed in the literal Devil - when I was a child.

MULDER: So you don't believe that we, as humans, have dark sides that we sublimate or repress?

SCULLY: Well, while anyone with an imagination can entertain acting out violence or antisocial behavior, that doesn't mean that there's an evil twin lurking inside of us.

MULDER: Speak for yourself, Scully.

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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
No good without evil
No light without dark
No sound without silence.

It's really a matter of perception and perspective to me.
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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
Good and evil have nothing to do with one another.

The opposite of good is bad.

The opposite of evil is righteous.

Good and bad things happen to each and every one of us every day.

Evil and righteous are just a matter of opinion. One mans martyr is another mans terrorist. Just a point of view.
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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GOOD OR EVIL. These are man made constructs but are not seen in nature and we live under according to these Natural Laws. If you kill 1000000000 people, most would say that is bad, but not if it allows your clan to survive.
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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
Well, I look at it like a story. In many stories you have a "good" thing in contrast with something "bad". You might equate "bad" with "evil" in some cases. But how can you have something good without something to make it good? There is always a balancing mechanism at play there. If everyone was "good", or "righteous", how would we know?


Which kind of leads me to the idea that "evil", or "bad", doesn't exist. Because in many case those things can be "good".

Thread: Is evilness good?

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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
"Good" and "evil", do not really exist.

God is the only "good", because God is all powerful, therefore it is evil to oppose God.

That is the true nature of existence, and why evil seems to have always hold a dominate position, because the moralistic "good" we humans dream and fantasize about, doesn't exist.
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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
The bible says in the brginning and forever after was and will be only good. It says evil is just a blip in time. The reason is we were ignorant of our Creator Jesus but not forevermore.
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Re: What if "evil" exists only because "good" exists?
Ignorance is Bliss. God warned us, gave us everything, yet with free choice is the option of knowledge. Knowledge is Power. Yet knowledge only makes you complacent or so involved that you never reach the end of the rainbow. Hint: There is not end!
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Ignorance is Bliss. God warned us, gave us everything, yet with free choice is the option of knowledge. Knowledge is Power. Yet knowledge only makes you complacent or so involved that you never reach the end of the rainbow. Hint: There is not end!
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