God is that which we wish to see in ourselve's. As we came into consciousness, we saw how our actions affected others and the effect was a wish for something greater, which would keep us on the straight and narrow.
Good is label affixed to moral rightness. We choose to do good because it in turn, makes us feel good about ourselve's.
Evil is a label affixed to the absence of moral awareness or action. We choose to do evil for any number of reasons, one being selfish desires, another being envy.
It is hard to put this into words that others will understand. I hope that it works for somebody.
I think we come from the same school of thought.
I had no schooling that could bring me to such a conclusion, I am just a free thinker and my free mind stumbled upon certain truths and untruths.
Not formal school, more like a school of mainly self taught free thinking.
There it is. I can follow anyone, but is it not better to follow a moral code than it is a doctrine?
Prefer ethics rather than morals, for each group can have double morals.
Merciful and Just.
To someone who has done something like murder etc..His being Just and punishing can feel like evil. But it isn't
I define God as the main character in the finest work of creation ever concieved. I define good as doing selfless things to benefit those you love, and showing kindness to those that you don't particularly know as and when opportunity presents itself to do so. Evil is the opposite, doing things to hurt people, for the sake of hurting people. This is just a short summary of my outlook, I need to write a Hub about this!
Good and Evil aren't actions sir, they are ideas.
Good and God are synomous and they consist of all things that exist as a reality which remains forever...
Evil is their opposite, they are unreal, nonexistent, and only when it appears exactly as itself it become good, because it serve the purposes of Good and God.
I have never considered ideas as evil in themselves, since that would limit my thinking. However I would consider evil ideas as acted upon to be evil, called premeditation.
For ideas to be concocted thought must take place, you could call this thought meditation. So, in fact and definition, all ideas are premeditated. So an idea can easily be evil or good.
It is the decision to act on the premise. Good and evil are choices. Good and evil though are labels put on the things we ought to or ought not to do.
Ideas may or may not be premeditated. I am going to the kitchen - premediated. Ideas are always floating into my mind and if I have never thought of them before they could be premeditated by some source or which I am not aware, or they may just come into being of their own volition.
Either way - not premeditated.
Ego and desire can make us do wonderous and destructive things alike. So then, it is a choice to act on those desires which determine our actions, good or bad.
Ideas are birthed from thought and so. Can they in some way or another be related in this case?
Thought cannot be good or evil, only the product of thought, idea.
All actions seem to come from thought and desire and since evil is an act, it corallates with thought. The same can be said for good deeds, just so I don't leave out both sides of the coin.
A relationship of thought and evil act does not mean that thought is evil also.
If I can I will explain what I believe in simple terms. Life has choices and we choose to do or not do. We act on our thoughts or we do not. Our desires are derived from thought and we either act on our desire or we do not. This the simplest way I can say it and I do think that this is right for me. You do not have to agree with it, it just is and is a truth that many seem to fail to see.
You may be correct. I am just projecting forth the idea that thought is not evil only the products of thought can be evil, for example ideas.
This is for the Christians. The devil did not make me do evil, it was a personal and selfish choice. God did not make me do good, it was a personal and sefless choice. This is to say that I do things by choice and that no God or devil has anything to do with the reallity of it.
I am a Christian and I completely adhere to what you have said in your last post.
I have been many things, though I think that what religion I am in is not important. I have chosen a higher spiritual path and it has nothing to do with the world of man. It is a path of enlightenment, but not a path of religious enlightenment. I see God as it truly is and to me it is not as important as how I carry myself.
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