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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    I would say we are more inherently evil.....as history attests. Man just tends to always outdo himself. IMO I based this off more harm and affronts man has done than good.

    We are what is.....evil. Or we have not yet encountered another species more evil than us.

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    ...evolving.

    It is impossible to answer the question reliably until you define "good" and "evil".

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    ...evolving.

    It is impossible to answer the question reliably until you define "good" and "evil".
    IMO good is selfless acts while evil is selfish acts with no regard how your wants, needs and desires effect anyone else. Having said that I think we are born selfish and learn to be selfless, in most society's anyway. The Vikings may have been an exception to the rule.

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    IMO good is selfless acts while evil is selfish acts with no regard how your wants, needs and desires effect anyone else. Having said that I think we are born selfish and learn to be selfless, in most society's anyway. The Vikings may have been an exception to the rule.
    Do you understand it is impossible for a human to make a decision that isn't inherently selfish? The difference isn't whether it's selfish or not it's how society views who selfishly benefits.

    To you "good" is something that may benefit you instead of the do gooder. Which in itself is selfish.

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Inherently mankind is evil with an evil nature.
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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Inherently mankind is evil with an evil nature.
    Define evil.

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Do you understand it is impossible for a human to make a decision that isn't inherently selfish?

    To you "good" is something that may benefit you instead of the do gooder.
    Lets go with the most simple of selfless acts. You are entering a store and someone is about to come out with arms full of groceries. You open the door for them and stand back as they exit. How is that selfish in any way shape or form?

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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    IMO good is selfless acts while evil is selfish acts with no regard how your wants, needs and desires effect anyone else. Having said that I think we are born selfish and learn to be selfless, in most society's anyway. The Vikings may have been an exception to the rule.


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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Define evil.
    Sinful. I know that all humans are born with a sinful nature. We kill, we have sexual immorality, we are selfish, we disregard what we don't want to accept. People can be good, but the default is to be evil.
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    Re: Mankind Is Inherentaly

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Mankind Is Inherently:

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    Neither good nor evil.
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    Neither, simply because good and evil are social constructs. You can't really inherently be something that doesn't inherently exist.

    We're just humans. Some humans decide to categorize behavior as "good" and "evil". Others, like me, try to shy away from such rigid categories.

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