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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    There is only one sin which can't be forgiven, and that is the sin against the Holy Spirit. But what is the sin against the Holy Spirit?
    Nihilism.

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    Thinking evil has its roots on ignorance is like being an ostrich covering their head from the sun. Evil is not about ignorance, you can be very aware of the fact that you are evil and enjoy that, there are quite concrete examples of people who have done so before, so that hypothesis doesn't really match with a concrete reality. Evil for the sake of it does exists, and since it is committed for the sake of itself, it requires awareness, therefore leaving ignorance out of the question.

    Also, what we think as evil is mostly what is destructive or unethical, yet also these two doesn't always meet at the same point and even when something is both destructive and unethical, it could still be just and fair both hypothetically and realistically, I think, (yet the examples are based on the assumption of a widely accepted or followed moral compass)

    If so, regarding these perimeters, what makes evil?

    Destructive and unethical acts that regarding a conscious "good" value? Mm, this can be a real stumper.
    "The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk."
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnetica View Post
    Thinking evil has its roots on ignorance is like being an ostrich covering their head from the sun. Evil is not about ignorance, you can be very aware of the fact that you are evil and enjoy that, there are quite concrete examples of people who have done so before, so that hypothesis doesn't really match with a concrete reality. Evil for the sake of it does exists, and since it is committed for the sake of itself, it requires awareness, therefore leaving ignorance out of the question.

    Also, what we think as evil is mostly what is destructive or unethical, yet also these two doesn't always meet at the same point and even when something is both destructive and unethical, it could still be just and fair. If so, regarding these perimeters, what makes evil?
    We have made our stand against evil with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, together with liberal democracy, is openly and publicly rejected by the 57 Islamic countries called the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC), and is also rejected by the undemocratic Left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamimaru View Post
    Boredom is the root of all evil.
    Do you really think the holocaust was caused by boredom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Do you really think the holocaust was caused by boredom?
    Not directly no.

    My statement was literally the root of evil if you break down all human actions, not what causes evil before the act. Why do people decide to do anything? Because its better than doing nothing. Morality isn't even part of this equation, because boredom can also cause good. Boredom is the root of human existance in general, as humans don't have to worry about survival as much. Without that worry, comes boredom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamimaru View Post
    Not directly no.

    My statement was literally the root of evil if you break down all human actions, not what causes evil before the act. Why do people decide to do anything? Because its better than doing nothing. Morality isn't even part of this equation, because boredom can also cause good. Boredom is the root of human existance in general, as humans don't have to worry about survival as much. Without that worry, comes boredom.
    Some of us are never bored because we pursue empathy and creativity in the global village. The bored are waiting for someone to tell them what to do. And there are more than enough people to mislead, and to lead us into evil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Some of us are never bored because we pursue empathy and creativity in the global village. The bored are waiting for someone to tell them what to do. And there are more than enough people to mislead, and to lead us into evil.
    I think you've missed my point lol. Ah well, its not a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamimaru View Post
    I think you've missed my point lol. Ah well, its not a big deal.
    Boredom is suppressed aanger. And anger is dysfunctional in the modern world, this is why the bored suppress their anger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamimaru View Post
    Boredom is the root of human existance in general, as humans don't have to worry about survival as much.
    Is that correct? There are many people who actually need to worry about survival. The incentive to cause harm is higher when you're endangered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lib View Post
    Is that correct? There are many people who actually need to worry about survival. The incentive to cause harm is higher when you're endangered.
    Talking from a first world perspective, and those with Agency.

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