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Good vs. Evil

This may be a little heavy and philosophical. A great Chinese philosopher once said “The root of any human beings is fundamentally good in nature, however, as times go by, it get polluted.”
What’s your thought on this?

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      Mary Clark wrote Nov 22, 2008
    • Well sin is here.......you are taught right from wrong (well I would hope most are).  It’s all about choice....you can choose to do the right thing or be good however you want to phrase it or you can CHOOSE to do what is wrong or evil.  

      Sin is here...no one is sinless....but God gave you the right to choose....

      I would say as a whole....our entire world has become polluted....over time that is.....




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      Kmarie wrote Nov 22, 2008
    • I tend to agree




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 22, 2008
    • So help me to understand you correctly: Are you saying fundamentally we are sort of “Evil” first and then learn to correct ourselves?




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      Mary Clark wrote Nov 22, 2008
    • NO...I do not believe we are fundamentally evil.  I think God created us to be “good“...but because sin was introduced into this earthly world we live in....we now have to choose how we want to be.  God gave Adam and Eve a choice.  Before the choice was made...there was no sin.  But because of their choosing to eat the forbidden fruit....sin was introduced.  So it all goes back to choices.  

      We sin everyday....




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 22, 2008
    • I’m agreeing with Mary. We are inherently good. The choices we make in our lives dictate which direction we go. I also believe that we go in and out of the two realms throughout out lives. We have something called conscience. If we are still and listen to that little voice tugging at us, we know in our heart of hearts whether we are doing right or wrong.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 22, 2008
    • I am debating myself on that.  If we are fundamental born with good thoughts, then why kids when grow a little bigger, sometimes steal.  Where’s the thought originate without counting the impulsiveness?  Just wondering.




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      Trudy S wrote Nov 22, 2008
    • I think we are fundamentally good but our ‘needs’ make us take the wrong path if we are not taught differently.

      Watch babies and toddlers.  They are born innocent and good. But as they are exposed to the world the act in ways that adults would see as ‘bad‘.  IE - one child has toy that the other wants so the first child grabs it and takes it away.  There is no thought to the other child’s needs...only to its own.  I think we naturally want to fulfill our own needs first - it is only through guidance from parents etc. that we learn that the others around us in the world are important too.

      If we were allowed to do what our instincts tell us to do, it would be like “Lord of the Flies“; pretty quickly too!




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      Michelle Bodycombe wrote Nov 22, 2008
    • Chinadoll!

      I agree with that saying.  

      I believe...at the core we‘re all the same.  “fundamentally good“...altho I like to say we‘re love in motion.

      Life does not come with a manual.

      As we grow we react to our emotions and we react to the emotions of others...we become “polluted“.

      Life does not come with a manual.

      As we try to figure this thing (LIFE) out we make choices ( I won’t label them good or bad).  

      Life does not come with a manual

      Some eventually realize that we can always choose to love unconditionally.  Some of us never get there.

      At the core we‘re still all the same...and the cycle continues.

      Life does not come with a manual.

      Great question!




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