In reply to question # 1....I feel it depends on ones basic instinct / traits, the way one has been raised and more importantly on the spiritual quotient. I've seen people who try hard to retaliate / take revenge / cause harm but are not able to do so only because their conscience does not permit. The means it's the conscience which pulls the reins.
Question # 2....I would admit and ask for forgiveness. That's the only way I can sleep.
Any or all of the above, depending on the situation. I do adhere pretty much to the principle of,
"Take what you want (good, evil, whatever); just don't complain about the price when it comes time to pay the piper."
Stated another way, in the words of Robert Blake's character in the old "Baretta" TV show: "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time."
Or words to that effect. Nothing original in the thought, but considerable truth. I'm sure each of my 6 ex-wives felt I was being pretty evil when I dumped each one of them over the years, for example, but I don't regret having done so in the slightest...and neither does Pam, my current wife (yes, #7).
thing is, you cannot take anything seriously especially on the Internet! lol
I think it's bad if you resist "wrong doing" or rather "hate evil". There's a big tendency you already did something wrong and the catch is, you didn't see it coming. I really believe that people become what they hate the most, especially if they are so passionate about it.
This is going to sound really self-righteous (and I'm honestly not a self-righteous person), but I don't ever have the urge to do anything "evil". There are times I've done things that are wrong without intending to (like hurting someone's feelings without meaning to). If I do that kind of thing I have no trouble at admitting it and apologizing.
My big "out-and-out", intended, "wrongs" are more along the lines of spending too much money (it's my money, but I'll justify it to myself and probably not tell anyone else if it was a "biggie") and doing something like eating some unhealthy food (in which case, again, I'll justify it to myself by thinking, "I don't do that too often.")
If there's some time when I make a decision to do something that's "on the wrong side" I have no problem owning up. That's a luxury that comes with being mature - being able to just own up and deal with the outcome. Another part of being mature is if you're a good person you don't want to do "evil" anyway; and since you don't have parents making rules about what you should do, a lot of the opportunities to do "wrong" are eliminated.
I am not too sure about your religious denomination, you seem to be some sort of christian. If I am right, your book says Jesus said once something along the lines - be like children, and you enter the Heaven.
There is a problem for me in the question. I believe people do not want to do evil, we are evil. The more conscious we become the more we recognize our own evil and the less we project our personal evil on to others.
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