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TheLogic

One question I keep asking myself.

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Why does evil exist?

Surely their must be some sort of end to evil, I hear on the news everyday about so much evil.

But what about kindness? Love? Happiness?

Do these things not exist?

Maybe I'm being optimistic but I believe that one day evil will just die out and there will only be good left.

Hopefully all things such as: Rape, Murder and Hatred will just die out.

The world would be a much better place rather than the putrid abyss that it is today.

Well to answer the question of why does evil exist the sad fact is there can never be good without evil one side can not exist without the other. How would we know what good is if there was no evil to compare it to?

Even if lets say for the sake of argument there was a period of time in which we achieve Utopia a perfect society with nothing bad in it. can it last? no it can not because evil is apart of human nature for where ever there is human there will always be a conflict inside every one and remember when you were a teenager or at least some point in your life you either revolted out or thought about it thought about revolting just going against the authority why is this I don't know other then its part of our human nature. and at that point when some one does revolt against authority they will be seen as evil and evil will once again be reborn worst then ever because there will be no guidelines for them to follow and they will do what they feel like. at least with our society it may not be perfect but at least with things like gangs they have rules that they follow some more respectable then others but they all have rules other wise there would be no evil it would just be chaos, and would no longer be considered good or evil.

so you see everything is connected to each other on a fundamental basis.

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Why does evil exist?

If evil did not exist, good would not exist. By definition, you need one to be able to describe the other.

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If evil did not exist, good would not exist. By definition, you need one to be able to describe the other.

This is true enough but couldn't we have more good and just a little evil?

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This is true enough but couldn't we have more good and just a little evil?

Exactly! We shouldn't be worried about the existence of evil because it won't disappear. We should be worried about evil taking over the world.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke

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This is true enough but couldn't we have more good and just a little evil?

but the thing about that is the more you try to fight against or surpress something the stronger it fights back and the stronger it comes out.

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we are maintaining a social structure that permits 'evil' to be profitable and a social environment that allows evil to proliferate ...

'we' as in 'modern society'

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apparently evil will olways exist because they apparently, want to get something easier because they do lazy to do hard work. but you must remember the evil olways get caught theres no esape. and olso there olways more good than evil.

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evil exist because of majority thinking, if all of thinks that something is evil then it will be. one reason is the people who control power shall be the law and justice no matter how twisted their mind is when they say it is the good or bad then we shall abide.

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we are maintaining a social structure that permits 'evil' to be profitable and a social environment that allows evil to proliferate ...

'we' as in 'modern society'

This is as "Marxist-taken-to-irrational-extreme" as it gets. I think Pol Pot showed us what is wrong with this kind of thinking. Modern Communist societies recognize that people evolved into what they are and changing the social environment won't change the people and how they evolved. The idea now is to understand all this and to create things that take advantage of the way people are, even their less desirable characteristics.

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This is as "Marxist-taken-to-irrational-extreme" as it gets. I think Pol Pot showed us what is wrong with this kind of thinking. Modern Communist societies recognize that people evolved into what they are and changing the social environment won't change the people and how they evolved. The idea now is to understand all this and to create things that take advantage of the way people are, even their less desirable characteristics.

"desirable characteristics" ?

The world showed Pol Pot what is wrong with the kind of thinking that I mentioned .... Pol Pot showed us what is wrong with the kind of "thinking" that most adheres to today ...

Its a two way street ... action and re-action ... done and undone ... doing and not doing counts ... not just what we judge as is or perceives as acceptable ... or not.

Even if it is not acknowledged ... it is in the same pot :yes:

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This is as "Marxist-taken-to-irrational-extreme" as it gets. I think Pol Pot showed us what is wrong with this kind of thinking. Modern Communist societies recognize that people evolved into what they are and changing the social environment won't change the people and how they evolved. The idea now is to understand all this and to create things that take advantage of the way people are, even their less desirable characteristics.

Indeed.... This is what capitalist theory has attempted to do. People are what they are. Lets try to maximize the benefits from their behavior and minimize the damage. What other options do we have? Before someone goes on an anti capitalist rant, in nearly all cases the theory is grossly not applied properly.

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Maybe one day the world as we know it will only exist in fairy tells and the horrors which are so real will be the descriptions of hell that people will refuse to believe in.

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This universe and all it contains is illusion ...there is never any harm only interaction/experience for our real self/soul/spirit

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Why does evil exist?

Simple because people do not understand how consent works......

Please...what are you talking about? Got your self together.

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Havent we come at this Evil thing on several different threads its getting old <_< <_<

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there cant be good without evil. without contrast, you cant fully understand good. imagine a magnet with one pole.

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Please...what are you talking about? Got your self together.

Consent - the permission to do something. It doesn't matter what you do as an action to somebody else; Give somebody food, punch in the face, save their life, if they do not give you permission, the action is evil.

It's the most practical way to figure out what is actually evil. Consent is something you have to keep in mind even before the Golden Rule. When in doubt simply ask. If they say no, do not do it.

There would be exceptions like with children who do not know enough about the world yet or people who are unable to give proper consent for any possible reason be it drugs, illness, etc.

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