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Offlinewordreality
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good and evil
    #1164507 - 12/23/02 10:00 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

good and evil. not necesarily in the external, social world of religious, political, and educational institutions, but also within your own being. i am attempting to answer what i feel them to be, why i feel they have so much power, and what i feel to be my philosophy in accordance with the two.

what are good and evil?

when i look at the two words, i am first drawn to say that they are concepts. images in the mind produced by a nerve stimulis that contain within themselves what is known as meaning. knowing this, that they are simply nothing more than ghosts of meaning, nothing that is actually with concrete physical substance, i proceed to define them. i define them in the deepest, furthest-thought-out sense that i possibly can. good being any stimulis that creates attraction, and evil being any stimulis that provokes repulsion. attraction and replusion. simple enough. i am attracted towards something that i feel to be good, and i am repelled from anything that i feel to be evil. note that i am defining the two as being analogous and no different from good and bad, or desireable and undesireable. in further pursuit of a full definition, i look to find a reason as to what causes one to desire something, to be attracted towards, and what causes him to not desire something, to be repelled from. an obvious reason would be the type, or will of the emotional energy within one's being. fair enough. emotion causes me to be attracted to something, in turn causing me to admit it's apparent quality of "goodness." and likewise, vice versa, and same-as-before with "badness" or "evil." the final step i will take this definition to, an area that i can see no further beyond in my current MISunderstanding of the universe, is that of the biological survival function of the human being. what i'm saying is that the will to survive, programmed into the organism by dna, is what lies at the bottom of the cause and effect line for why we as individuals refer to certain things as "good" and other things as "bad." so there. the will to survive affects the type of emotional energy we have towards the various stimuli in our reality, in turn affecting our attraction and repulsion mechanisms, finally leading to our subjective realizations of what we feel to be good and evil.

why do good and evil have so much power, especially in today's word?

since the dawn of civilization, man has been lead down the various roads of the earth following his desires and running away from that which he felt necesary to run away from. almost immediately, as civilization began, it was recognized among men that anything posing a threat to their survival had to be done away with, or dealt with in some fashion or another. these things came to be known as evil. the pursuit to rid their lives of these particular things became known as good. man was and is a herd animal, living together in packs and familial groups. this form of living apperently created a collective idea of what indeed was good and what was evil. these concepts of good and evil were spread out among all peoples of all nationalities. when a large group of men are united by a common goal and bond, especially one dealing with their survival, it seems as though a great deal of power is involved. an unstopable amount, when compared to one who might possibly be of different views about the whole matter.

today the two concepts exist as much as ever, but have been blown out of perportion to an almost unbelievable extent. tvs, magazines, books, radio shows, billboards, and various other forms in which the mass media pollutes the human skull are pumping their ideas of what good and evil are into nearly every modern citizen, in turn creating a strong belief within the individuals viewing and reading them of the same outrageous paradigm. drugs, sex, vulgar language, whoever is currently the "bad-guy" of your particular country, these things have been given the label of evil to the extent that the mass of men are willing to fight, with violence, something that i ironically feel should be given the title of evil, if anything, and even willing to put their own lives on the line, in some cases. though it is obvious among educated men and women that these concepts are subjective, many people fail to recognize this and worship the mass media's popular convictions as though they were their gods. this amount of power certainly is dangerous. this common belief about what is good and what is evil. enough power for you to be walking on a random street smoking a blunt, and suddenly being attacked by a citizen who believes that marijuana is "bad." though this may seem far fetched, i can easily see this occuring in my mind. regardless of all this though, it dosn't have to be upsetting. i can perfectly well enjoy a nice marijuana cigar in my own room whenever i want without worrying about being caught or attacked. i was merely pointing out an example of the power that these concepts have today in a modern, civilized, country.

what is my philosophy in accordance with the concepts of good and evil?

if i want something enough, i am willing to do anything to achieve my desire. i do not particularly care what means i use to get it. when something goes against my particular wishes, i have no problem referring to it as evil. when something flows in the current with my desire, it is easy for me to call it good. this is not to say that i am a killer or rapist or hate criminal, or some such other thing, i am just saying that if i truely did want to kill, commit rape, or commit a hate crime, i would not call it evil myself, but refer to the things that standed in my way as evil. i am the protagonist, and the limits and bounderies in my way are the antagonist. bottom line, the terms are subjective to me. i choose what is and what is not good and evil.


any comments, thoughts, objections?


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Re: good and evil [Re: wordreality]
    #1164571 - 12/23/02 10:13 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

good and evil are just labeling tools for society to regulate with


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Re: good and evil [Re: wordreality]
    #1165606 - 12/23/02 07:27 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

i dont believe in good or evil. they are just labels that are used to manipulate people and confine their thinking process. good and evil assumes that the universe revolves around humans, which it doesnt.


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Re: good and evil [Re: 1stimer]
    #1165632 - 12/23/02 07:36 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I think that good and evil exist, but they are just 2 faces of the same coin. Neither of them has absolute rule, only both of them joined together as One truely exists, and that is called love.  :smile: 


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Re: good and evil [Re: wordreality]
    #1165639 - 12/23/02 07:38 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

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good and evil. not necesarily in the external, social world of religious, political, and educational institutions, but also within your own being
 





Yes by bro its all about consciousness, how does one know what good and evil is if he isn't conscious? It all goes back the to bible, gensus, supposibly the christian god said "Don't eat from the tree of knowleadge". The tree of knowledge was a psychedelic, many believe that it was a mushroom (but hell, it could be marijuana, mushrooms, or whatever), today we know that it was a psychedelic. Does the christian god want us to be conscious? Its hard to say, i believe that the bible is manipulated so that it could fit the end of times theme. Supposibly man only knows what good and evil is because he ate of the forbiden fruit.


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what are good and evil? 




I believe that there IS a standard of good and evil; noone could tell you what is good and evil, for it is built in you like a computer chip, something all humans inherititly understand, but only when they are conscious!


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good being any stimulis that creates attraction, and evil being any stimulis that provokes repulsion 





Its funny, our society makes drugs evil, but we are attracted to it with every pulse in your bodys. Like 2 Pac said "See they asked me if i shed a tear i didn't lie, see ya gota get high or die!" Religon makes sex evil(or taboo); but sex creates life. One of the reasons there soo much confusion is that the people of the world are TOLD what good and evil is, which really isn't good! :grin:

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today the two concepts exist as much as ever, but have been blown out of perportion to an almost unbelievable extent. tvs, magazines, books, radio shows, billboards, and various other forms in which the mass media pollutes the human skull are pumping their ideas of what good and evil are into nearly every modern citizen, in turn creating a strong belief within the individuals viewing and reading them of the same outrageous paradigm. drugs, sex, vulgar language, whoever is currently the "bad-guy" of your particular country, these things have been given the label of evil to the extent that the mass of men are willing to fight, with violence, something that i ironically feel should be given the title of evil, if anything, and even willing to put their own lives on the line, in some cases





Amazing isn't it, when 100's of years go by and man doesn't do drugs or ( eat of the forbbiden fruits (psychedelics)  )  In order for one to truly know what good and evil is one must be conscious. Funny G. W. Bush declare's a set of countrys around the world "the axis of evil", does anyone find this strange that a president talks this way?


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enough power for you to be walking on a random street smoking a blunt, and suddenly being attacked by a citizen who believes that marijuana is "bad." though this may seem far fetched, i can easily see this occuring in my mind





Its not far fetched my friend, when masses of people aren't conscious you can tell them whats evil and good and they'll believe it espiecally when its brainwashed in to them. I wouldn't dought such an incident,  happening in the coming years. In the 1930's people thought it was the plant with its roots in hell. Out to seduce young childern to become whores,  murders and rapists!

GREAT POST MAN!


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Edited by johnnyfive (12/23/02 07:43 PM)


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Re: good and evil [Re: Adamist]
    #1165658 - 12/23/02 07:42 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I am with Adamist. Good and evil are just a matter of perspective. In this polarized reality we cannot fully see that they are different parts of the same thing and that they work together in harmony.


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Re: good and evil [Re: wordreality]
    #1165696 - 12/23/02 07:56 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

There is only grey.


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What if everything around you
Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you think you know,
Is an elaborate dream?
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Is it all you want it to be?



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Re: good and evil [Re: Shroomism]
    #1165817 - 12/23/02 08:46 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I agree shroomism, but i think consciousness plays a huge role in the perspective of good and evil!


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Re: good and evil [Re: wordreality]
    #1171559 - 12/26/02 03:24 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

When I tripped on acid for the first time, I came upon the revelation that good and evil are entirely subjective, and that which we consider evil is that which we don't understand.


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Re: good and evil [Re: Murex]
    #1171567 - 12/26/02 03:29 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

"There is only grey."

Right on, Murex :smile:

People are so yin/yang around here... negative and positive, black and white, male and female, day and night, left and right.. they forget there is neutral, grey, asexual, sunrise and sunset, up and down and north-north-west and so on and so on....

Good and Evil are labels - something is good to somebody if it helps their ego or their survival in some way, and something is evil if it threatens their ego or survival in some way:

Tell me something that is "good" absolutely, and tell me something that is "evil" absolutely.


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Re: good and evil [Re: Strumpling]
    #1172036 - 12/26/02 06:36 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

People are so yin/yang around here... negative and positive, black and white, male and female, day and night, left and right.. they forget there is neutral, grey, asexual, sunrise and sunset, up and down and north-north-west and so on and so on....

Yin and Yang, Positive and Negative, black and white, male and female, day and night, etc.... all work together in harmony. Together, in harmony they are grey. They are the tao.


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Re: good and evil [Re: 3eyedgod]
    #1172737 - 12/26/02 10:40 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)



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Re: good and evil [Re: Murex]
    #1172899 - 12/27/02 04:25 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

In reply to:

There is only grey.



"That there is twilight does not destroy the distinction between night and day. Conditions might be ambiguous at 6:30 in the evening, but at 12 noon it unambiguously is day and at 12 midnight unambiguously night."
- Daniel B. Klein


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To call humans 'rational beings' does injustice to the term, 'rational.'  Humans are capable of rational thought, but it is not their essence.  Humans are animals, beasts with complex brains.  Humans, more often than not, utilize their cerebrum to rationalize what their primal instincts, their preconceived notions, and their emotional desires have presented as goals - humans are rationalizing beings.


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Re: good and evil [Re: Strumpling]
    #1174431 - 12/27/02 11:39 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

"Tell me something that is "good" absolutely, and tell me something that is "evil" absolutely." - ok, I can do that. "Do to others what you would have them do to you". Any action that adheres to this 'golden rule' is absolutely good. Any action that intends the opposite is absolutely evil. I say 'action' because thoughts are not evil or good, they are thoughts. It's when you act on these thoughts that they become good or evil.

People are so yin/yang around here... negative and positive, black and white, male and female, day and night, left and right.. they forget there is neutral, grey, asexual, sunrise and sunset, up and down and north-north-west and so on and so on....
I'm not sure what you meant by that. Yin/yang is not the same as black and white. The shape of the symbol implies that there is a balance, or a 'grey' as you state. Remember that white is all colors, it holds the full spectrum. While dark or black is the absence of light/color. An 'asexual' is a person with no interest in sex. This is a condition that is extremely rare in the natural world, most living animals have an interest (or instinct) in sex/reproduction. Grey is a combination of black and white, not a separate state in-between.

Of course good and evil exist! And no, they are not the same thing! If I kill your family it's not the flip side of some coin! It's evil. What the hell else would you call it?


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Re: good and evil [Re: Aura]
    #1174512 - 12/28/02 01:52 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Please explain how the analogy is weak. I am curious.


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Re: good and evil [Re: Aura]
    #1174518 - 12/28/02 02:05 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I see. How familiar are you with formal logic?


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    #1174525 - 12/28/02 02:12 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Assumption is the bane of argumentation.  I try not to assume anything.

Cheers and Welcome to SPS!  :smile:


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