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Is Evil more powerful than Good? Our movies, fairy tales, fictional stories, and religions teach that good is stronger than evil and always triumphs in the end.
But if you study history, evil seems to usually win. The oppressors with more power does whatever they want and gets away with any crime. History is filled with many examples. Good people die young. Evil people live long lives. Leaders that try to go actual long term good in the world e. And there is unjust human suffering all over the world, both physical and emotional, on the innocent. If there is a God or "intelligence" that runs the universe and created it, how can he let that happen if he's good?
He either must be a sociopath, evil or have no power at all, right? Isn't that inescapable? How can you escape that logical conclusion? Isn't that disturbing? Could it be that VII - Between Melancholy and Madness - Hatesworn - Transcend Moral Limitations To Evoke Pure Negativ our beliefs about good being stronger than evil are just Radio House - Radio Zone - Radio House created to allow us to tolerate an insane evil world, and that the truth is the opposite of this myth?
Terrible but logical, huh? Re: Is Evil more powerful than Good? All coins have two sides and it is the culmination of these two sides that make them a tangible thing e. Firstly, define "evil" Many of us would point fingers at Hitler and the Fascism but we forget the fact that this is what literally saved Germany at first and gave to the world a myriad of phenomenal things.
Had Hitler held back and not invaded Poland, etc. A hell broke loose and what was "good" became "bad" But those poor Jews! Too, in the 30's and early 40s much of America as well as Britain were far more conservative and "whites only' in their focus; the KKK hold major influence in this country and the NAZI Party, a growing level of representation because it seemed to be working "over there" so why not put it to work here to help our still floundering economy?
To Christianized fundamentalist America, the people of Islam are evil and yet, to the aspects of the Islamic world we are the "great Satan" If it weren't for the Moors and early Islam most of we Western European types would still be ignorant and know nothing of actual science let alone progress and community.
Then again, if it weren't for the greed-driven politics of old, the world would not have become explored and new trade cultivated So, which is good and which is VII - Between Melancholy and Madness - Hatesworn - Transcend Moral Limitations To Evoke Pure Negativ The founding fathers of this country are national heroes and yet, the British Crown viewed them as traitors and terrorists Yes, there is evil in the world and yes, there are those scenarios in which is seems evil triumphs over good, such as how big business abuses "the people".
Yes, certain groups seem to be far more brutal and less humane than others but that does not mean they are "evil' just different. Once we learn how to understand and live with each other, we begin creating balance; but the core of the truth is, we can't have life without "death", we can't know what Light is, without Darkness and we can't define who we are and what we are until we learn to view either side of any given issue or trait objectively.
Yet, my patrons view me in an entirely different light just as I view what I do in that role, as being fair, honest and an obligation Scecop; The great pseudoskeptic Sagan look what he did to poor Velikovski! If self interest were a little stronger, we would have eaten each other.
The problem of group interest is more subtle. Consider the relation of phenotype to malaria resistence versus sickle cell anemia. The distribution of traits is such that the group as whole benefits slightly more from resistence to malaria than it suffers from sickle cell. Overall, my observations of the universe, life, and even humanity, are of synergy triumphing over entropy to such an extent that we are alive.
As Craig said "but the core of the truth is, we can't have life without "death", we can't know what Light is, without Darkness" and we can't build without breaking down. Without entropy, no synergy, while without synergy, there is nothing to entropize. Now, comedy and tragedy, those are Poison - Pentangle - The Albums That personal perception that synergy slightly trumps entropy is the fundamental reason I "do not believe" in a closed universe.
This is a bit of a hijack, but are you seriously suggesting that Carl Sagan is a pseudoskeptic? You're going to have to back that up. His treatment of Velikovski was not that of a scientist, but an inquisitor excomminicating a heretic.
He felt himself justified in supporting an academic boycott of Velikovski publisher's. I loved Sagan, but I do think he lost it there. My information is based on Robert Anton Wilson's account of the preceedings, and Sagan's own. Twain Shakespeare wrote: His treatment of Velikovski was not that of a scientist, but an inquisitor excomminicating a heretic. Sorry if I offended, Arouet, but Rbt.
Wilson's account of Sagan's persecution of Velikovski really got me mad, and Sagan's own pride in his behavior, and obliviousness to what he was doing, showed his "feet of clay. Show me the man who doesn't have a flaw.
I Band 4-2 - Nicholas D. Satan - Das Tagebuch Des Teufels to crossing a line, perhaps, in mentioning first the worst thing Sagan had done, when it was irrelevant to the discussion. As I said, I still get angry at him for it, since a failure on the very grounds for which I respect him truly annoys me, but since it seems I crossed a line, I apologize for using what was describable as a gratuitous insult as a trick to get attention Peace Arouet.
Love your posts. Scepcop wrote: Twain Shakespeare wrote: His VII - Between Melancholy and Madness - Hatesworn - Transcend Moral Limitations To Evoke Pure Negativ of Velikovski was not that of a scientist, but an inquisitor excomminicating a heretic.
Perhaps you OP as well as I already know the answer to that. I'm sure you believe in an 'afterlife' as well as me. This life is just a test.
Look at all of the children who die young and then consider all of the other things you've mentioned for I've repeatedly asked myself these same things including even in prayers yes I've even lashed out at 'God'. We have freewill. From reading some articles on Back Together Again (Classic Broken Mix) - Inner City - Back Together Again Birch it seems we're not here on earth to have a dream run.
Here is a free afterlife book if you have 2 to 4 hours to kill depending on your reading speed level so for me that would be 6 hours. It's a GOOD read. Maybe there is a bigger reason why the 'physical' universe exists. Perhaps for more reasons than just a 'test'. Maybe the realm we are observing now is required to exist for the stabilty for the entire existence of everything all dimensions of the universe.
Perhaps our more physical dimension is the glue that allows the universe to even exist. I always wondered the same thing on other issues such as gender related hardships, predators hunting prey the lion obviously doesn't lay with the lamb in our own dimensionevil people being allowed to coexist with decent people unlike in the afterlife realms supposedly and why horrible diseases exist including why the f--k do so many people's bodies generate cancer cells?
Again I don't believe that if there is a master creator or designer that it would be omnipotent though it would have immense power. Maybe if the designer broke some of it's own Laws that it used to create itself the universe would cease to function or collapse back into the void of absolute nothingness.
I have a theory personal hypothesis on this but I'm just spouting nonsense now, forgive me. VII - Between Melancholy and Madness - Hatesworn - Transcend Moral Limitations To Evoke Pure Negativ that I would find this post.
I have just started a blog on this very topic actually. Welcome to the forum. Why not tell us a bit about yourself on the "Introduce Yourself" topic? Because this seemed much more relevant to the discussion. I didn't want to type out my article in a forum post. I do apologize however if said post was viewed as spam.
I'm just surfing the net for relevant discussions. Did you enjoy the article?
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