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Print This Post Good and evil does not exist. At a fundamental level, there is really no good and evil in the universe. It is perception that frames reality.
Good and evil is based on perception. Therefore the perception of good and evil depends on the one perceiving it. If you perceive something as good, then to you it is good. If you perceive something as evil, then to you it is evil.
We can choose our own frame of reality or we can choose to follow the frame set by another in his perception of good and evil. Good and evil is a judgment. To consider something better than or worse than is a judgment. Evil is something of inferior quality compared to something better, therefore a lesser good is considered evil when compared with a greater good.
When there is no judgment, there is no consideration of something being better or worse than another. Everything is accepted equally as it is. Judgment creates separation of one thing with another whereas non judgment sees the oneness and equality of all things.
When you see from a place of non judgment, one thing is not considered to be better or worse than another, but it is just different. Therefore all things can be experienced for the uniqueness and variety that they provide.
In order to define what is, we have to know what it is not. Therefore light and darkness define each other while good and evil define each other. We cannot define the quality and quantity of a thing unless we compare it with a different quality and quantity of itself.
But all is worth experiencing. What can be considered good or evil in the universe is whether it satisfies the needs of all or not. We are all one body with many cells.
If one cell takes too much resources for itself and influences those around it to do the same, soon there will be an imbalance which causes the entire body to perish along with it. If one cell sacrifices its own needs for others and causes those around it to do the same, the same imbalance will result and the entire body will perish along with it as well.
Therefore caring for oneself and caring for others is ultimately the same. We are all one being. Our true self is not our individual selves but it is the self of all. We and others are the same.
If we truly want to take care of others, we must take care of ourselves as well. If we truly want to take care of our selves, we must take care of others as well.
The evil we do to others is the evil we do to ourselves and the good we do to ourselves is the good we do to others. Therefore our best is the greatest good of all. Good and evil does not exist except in perception, but there is one whose perception is higher than the rest of us. He is The Lord Yahweh.
The perception of The Lord defines what is good and evil according to his Holy Law. You can honor his perception or reject it. Each of us is God incarnate, and The Lord as the highest expression of God is a judge. God does judge himself and us because he is holy.
To sin is to miss the mark. Sinning is simply choosing to think and act in ways that are in misalignment with the thoughts of The Lord who is the Most High God. All sin is sin whether physical or mental.Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”.
Searle, John (). American philosopher. Expanding on the work of J.L. Austin, Searle's Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language () treats all communication as instances of the performance of speech acts. In Intentionality: An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind () and The Rediscovery of the Mind () Searle emphasizes the irreducibility of consciousness and intentionality to.
Chapter 3: Philosophy of Religion. Proofs for the Existence of God. The Problem of Evil. There is an argument that is advanced in order to prove that either there is no god at all or that the god of the western religions can not exist.
In a large sense, described as the sum of the opposition, which experience shows to exist in the universe, to the desires and needs of individuals; whence arises, among human beings at least, the sufferings in which life abounds.
There is no evil in nature, or as Epictetus puts it "As a mark is not set up for the sake of missing the aim, so neither does the nature of evil exist in the world." permalink embed. Rules for History of Philosophy A while ago I had the idea to suggest some guidelines encapsulating what I see as good practice in studying the history of philosophy.
With any luck, these rules are exemplified, not routinely violated, by the podcast itself. These are not really “rules” of course, only suggestions of best practice based on my own limited experience.