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Do you think humans are inherently "evil"?

 
 
Caroline
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2010 07:03 pm
@Yogi DMT,
Why do you think evil is inherent in humans, I think we are capable of being evil for sure but it is down to the choices we make that define us to be either good or bad, evilness is inherent in everybody, it is down to the person to be strong and be good or be weak and be evil, I cant be evil because it's just pathetic and you don't learn anything so you could say it is a test?
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Caroline
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2010 07:07 pm
@Yogi DMT,
Yogi DMT wrote:

I believe we do have the ability to break free of this inherent selfishness and become a "good" person who may sacrifice for others and that may give care to others before themselves. This argument states that people are created selfish not that humans may not overcome this natural inheritance.
Correct, a lot of people who do bad things haven't tried to do good things and a lot of people are blind to the rewards of being sefless, they dont see that being good helps you grow so it's there loss but what of the ones they cause misery too.
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peter jeffrey cobb
 
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Reply Sun 2 Jan, 2011 05:48 pm
@Yogi DMT,
Well I gotta Quote Benedict de Spinoza on this one "The difference of good and evil is merely one of personal inclination So evreyone, by the highest right of nature, judges what is good and what is evil acording to his own temperament. So by this defenition yes man is inheritly evil and good depending on ones defenition of evil Very Happy
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north
 
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Reply Sun 2 Jan, 2011 07:00 pm
@Krumple,

north wrote:
why is GOOD put in the same context as evil

for me being a good person has nothing to do about polar opposites

evil and god are polar opposites , niether are good to my mind , towards Humanity

being good person , is just being good to another Human Being , devoid of any religious connotations


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I also think it would be good (pun intended) for you to actually define what you mean when you say, "being good to another Human Being" means. What exactly constitutes being "good" to another person? Because from what I can tell of the world, that is a very subjective thing and that there seems to be pretty much no objective good thing or good way of interaction between people that is universal. If such an objective goodness does exist, then I have never met any person who is actually a good person. But perhaps you need to clarify if you don't mind what it is you mean.


to encourage another Human Being , and by that encouragement , they see success , and take it , on there own , to further success in their lives

they simply feel better about them selves

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On an additi0nal note, I do not like the use of the word evil because it too is so subjective and usually misused by another personal motivation. From my perspective it is incredibly difficult to actually determine who the evil person is when I hear another call another evil and they must be dealt with. Typically the person calling the other evil, is just as deserving of the title themselves.


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