View Poll Results: is their good and evil

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  • yes there is good and evil

    20 55.56%
  • no such thing as good and evil

    6 16.67%
  • insanity is what makes people do bad things

    3 8.33%
  • sometimes it's insanity sometimes pure evil

    1 2.78%
  • sometimes it's both

    6 16.67%
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Thread: good evil sane insane

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    Re: good evil sane insane

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Do you believe in good and evil or do you just think people that do horrible things have a screw loose? I myself believe in evil and forces of darkness that take control of a soul and use it to do their bidding.

    EDIT: I should have made this multiple choice, my mistake.
    I don't believe in good and evil as in: inherently good or inherently evil RE the concept of the whole *large picture - born with sin and stealing souls* etc.

    I believe people favor being moral and sound and then don't favor being moral and sound. The reasons can vary widely.
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    Re: good evil sane insane

    Evil, to me, is just a word commonly used to categorize deeds of a horrendous nature that is beyond the comprehension of any normal society. And even "evil," is subjective from culture to culture and society to society. It is a matter of personal interpretation as well. What I consider to be evil the next person may not.

    I also believe the word evil is over used. I am guilty of that myself.

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    Re: good evil sane insane

    As an overriding outside influence there is no such thing as good and evil.
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    Re: good evil sane insane

    Of course there is such a thing as good and evil (obviously evil per se doesn't exist, since evil is a privation, although there are demons). And murdering civilians is wrong, especially when there government is already willing to conditionally surrender.

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    Re: good evil sane insane

    It is tough for me to vote in this poll, there really is not an option that fits since I think the OP is driving at "evil" as being some sort of external force or influence, I do not buy into this - as I see others in this thread do not as well. As a concept in opposition to that which is "good" then I can accept that things can be evil - but at the same time I do not accept an imposed duality of good versus evil, but rather a gradation - shades of grey that can be highly nuanced and situational.

    If the OP is also trying to tie evil in with the concept of "sin" I do not buy into that either, when defined (as it typically is) as "an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law." then I am compelled to think that there is no such thing as sin.
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