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    Question Where does this great evil come from?

    This great evil. Where does it come from? How'd it steal into the world? What seed, what root did it grow from? Who's doin' this? Who's killin' us? Robbing us of life and light. Mockin' us with the sight of what we might've known. Does our ruin benefit the earth? Does it help the grass to grow, the sun to shine? Is this darkness in you, too? Have you passed to this night?

    -Thin Red Line.

    Where does it come from?


    They are the ones that have affairs.
    They are the ones that break a family apart.
    They are the ones that take your car after they're gone.
    They are the ones that keep asking for more.
    And they take your money after the divorce,
    And you're left with nothing.

    With their fancy cars,
    Their cool friends,
    Their high-paying job,
    Their reputation,
    And they take and take and take.

    Fucking grow up.
    Have some sense.
    Because it's assholes like you who fuck up the world and drink and drink while there are a million thirsty.

    But in the end, they win, and you lose.

    Where's the god-damn fucking soul?
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    It's human.

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    It comes from here:

    Act your age not your enneagram number.

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    Evil is relative.
    Evil is non-existent, as well as good.
    Relativity exists, though.

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    Evil comes from the mind and will of human beings. If you were not evil, you would not know evil when you saw it.

    I think... deep down, even the good we do contains evil in it. The essence of "evil" is control and desire. All humans want to control something that already exists to make it bend to their will, thus all humans are evil.

    Of course, you could also choose to say that evil is simply an internal, instinctive system of values that places the individual who uses it on top and everyone else on bottom, and good is a similar system that inverts it, puts the people they don't care about first, and themselves last.

    That's all good and evil really are, but to a human perspective they seem like a lot more, because of the fact that our brains are wired to pay so much attention to social cues and meanings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    Of course, you could also choose to say that evil is simply an internal, instinctive system of values that places the individual who uses it on top and everyone else on bottom, and good is a similar system that inverts it, puts the people they don't care about first, and themselves last.
    I think you summed up our cultural understanding of the difference between good and evil quite well.

    Reminds me of something we were taught in elementary school about the order in which we "should" prioritize our love and care. And that was, Jesus, Others, Yourself.

    So yea, I think that prioritizing yourself last is the real meaning of our cultural understanding of the word "good". It's all about self-sacrifice. The opposite of which, "evil", is to is think of yourself first, and to self-preserve.
    There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.

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    there's no light without dark.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
    -Jim Morrison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    there's no light without dark.

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    Perhaps it is because we are the wimpiest of the apes and cannot survive independently. We have no fur, claws, fangs, our skin is thin and easily given to rashes, and our muscles are only a fraction as strong as our cousins even in the most powerful of our kind. Because of this human beings have an insecurity that resonates at their core and so their outlook is primarily defensive and over-reactive.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
    (from Blue Velvet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    It comes from here:
    Don't blame the halflings (even if they're hard hobbits to break!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    there's no light without dark.
    Only in silence the word,
    only in dark the light,
    only in dying life:
    bright the hawk's flight
    on the empty sky.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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