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  • I'm an NT and believe that people are basically good, but do bad things.

    5 23.81%
  • I'm an NT and believe that people are basically bad, but do good things.

    3 14.29%
  • I'm an NF and believe that people are basically good, but do bad things.

    7 33.33%
  • I'm an NF and believe that people are basically bad, but do good things.

    2 9.52%
  • I'm an SJ and believe that people are basically good, but do bad things.

    1 4.76%
  • I'm an SJ and believe that people are basically bad, but do good things.

    2 9.52%
  • I'm an SP and believe that people are basically good, but do bad things.

    0 0%
  • I'm an SP and believe that people are basically bad, but do good things.

    1 4.76%
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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6sticks View Post
    I'm no moral relativist, I just find it ironic how you can label someone whose job was essentially to seek out "evil" as evil. Not that I disagree. But what makes you right and him wrong? It's all a matter of opinion. Which is why I consider these discussions to be pointless.
    Truth is what makes the difference. It is not all a matter of opinion. I have no problem with irony. Life is full of irony. Being unable to see through irony makes this statement so true:


    "We would rather forgive the evil proliferating all around us than the rebellion against it, which we mistake for the true evil" - Arno Gruen (Betrayal of the Self)

    Evil most often clothes itself in light and hides there, taking over that which was good to begin with.

    The problem in this world is when people give up because seeking truth is hard. It is easier to just shrug and let evil proliferate while we continue playing.

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    I don't believe people are born equally aware of Good and Evil.

    I don't believe people are raised to be equally aware of Good and Evil.

    I don't believe people agree on what Good and Evil are.

    I don't believe people agree on the respective value and usefulness of Good and Evil.

    In short: I can't find a single common position to judge people from. So I can't vote :rolli:

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Truth is what makes the difference.
    So it's true that Torquemada was evil? How do you know that?
    No offense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6sticks View Post
    So it's true that Torquemada was evil? How do you know that?
    I didn't say he was evil.


    We can only really judge acts.

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    I'm an NT and I voted for the first choice. However, I find the idea of good and evil in any context quite dubious. As I've said before, I'm amoral. I also always find a rational argument for why people like Hitler are not evil. So, when I voted, it was in context. I think that from a pragmatic, worldly standpoint, people are fundamentally 'good' or they 'mean well', but often do bad things. I also think individuals are easily changeable in this respect; I think they can become more self-serving, and while they'll still maintain a certain empathy with humans, wildlife, the environment etc., this will be buried deep down, and often won't affect their actions. They'll unsuccessfully attempt to justify everything they do in good terms, and will continue to do it anyway. To illustrate, take an industrial tycoon. The more money and power they gain, the more self-serving and greedy they become. Where there might once have been principles there is now nothing. A second kind of business magnate might be one who starts off with no principles, and makes their way up through deceit and manipulation. Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood is a good example of this in my opinion.

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