What is the definition of "evil" as opposed to "good"? What are things that are not good?

What is the definition of "evil" as opposed to "good"? What are things that are not good?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What are things that are not good?
    this thread

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not meaning to saying that everything is good. I just wanna know what "evil" is to understand how evil can exist. Maybe I should question "what is good?" first.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >"what is good?"
        Light

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Light? What do you mean?

          "Evil" is the privation, or absence, of "Good". Not all bad things are entirely "evil". A volcano may seem "evil", but in reality it is part of an overall good or at least neutral geological process.

          It is quite possible that Humans have very little experience with real "Evil" and instead just label whatever they don't like as such.

          Ok, but what is "Good"?

          I personally feel like evil is conscious, determined 'bad'. As in something bad that happens as a result of conscious deliberation can be evil, while something that happens out of chance or nature (like a volcanic eruption or a dingo snatching a child) is probably not evil. I might be too influenced by the concept of Mens Rea.

          And what is "bad" and "good"?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >What do you mean
            Look around you. Everything you see is light. Your ability to see is good.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            So everything is good and evil doesn't exist?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Your ability to see is good. The light is informing you of what is there, and this is good. What is out there in the cosmos might, or might not be good. However, your ability to behold it is good.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            But you said that light in general was good. So how can there be evil in the world since everything I see I see through light?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >how can there be evil in the world
            Because it's not good to be alone

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >how can there be evil in the world since everything I see I see through light
            Your ability to see is good. The light that you behold is good. But the object in the cosmos that you behold might not be good. The light informs you, but the light itself is not the defined object in the cosmos.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            But what is good in general? You are answering that good is light but that other objects can be good as well, so there might be a definition which includes both the light and these objects.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >But what is good in general
            Do you want to have a conversation, or do you want to have a show?

            It is not good to be alone. Light is good. Defintion is also good. Being able to distinguish "kinds", and notice patterns is good.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "Evil" is the privation, or absence, of "Good". Not all bad things are entirely "evil". A volcano may seem "evil", but in reality it is part of an overall good or at least neutral geological process.

    It is quite possible that Humans have very little experience with real "Evil" and instead just label whatever they don't like as such.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I personally feel like evil is conscious, determined 'bad'. As in something bad that happens as a result of conscious deliberation can be evil, while something that happens out of chance or nature (like a volcanic eruption or a dingo snatching a child) is probably not evil. I might be too influenced by the concept of Mens Rea.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good is what keeps the fire of Prometheus going, bad is what puts it out.
    Don't stagnate. Learn, build, and make. Knowledge begets knowledge, and the true Gods take pride in how you add to their Creation.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What even is meant by good?
    Good is something that is beneficial to me or the system I am part of.(family, society ext...) thus the opposite of that is bad, something detrimental to me or what I am part of. See how it all comes back to the observer? Good and bad are perceptions.
    If I add a layer of judgment to that we make "right" and "wrong", what is right is what goes in the expected way of a system while what is "wrong" is what goes away from or against the expected way of a system. The "wrong" answer to a problem. It goes against the predetermined function of a system.
    Morally wrong means you go against or astray what a moral system intends you to go.
    Being "bad" is usually "wrong" but is being "wrong" always "bad"? Who are we judging? Who is the observer? What system?

    What is meant by "evil"?
    Evil is adding intent to the equation, to what is "wrong" and "bad". The doer of evil is fully conscious to the bad and wrong, the harm he performs.
    How nonsensical then are self-contradictions such as "natural evils", accusing a thing lacking any form of intent to perform evil? Just because *we* see it as "bad"? Antagonizing thus personifying something unalive or unthinking?
    Even when the accused evil doer has intent, was he really evil? Is a lion evil for eating a gazelle? Within the system known as nature there is nothing *wrong* with that despite it being *bad* for the gazelle.
    Now what if I don't abide to the same system as you and do you harm? Am I evil? I certainly am bad for you. Within my system there is nothing wrong with doing you bad as I intent to get something from doing it. Thus are war on resources evil?
    Evil doers thus have to abide to the same system as you and intentionally do *wrong* in order to be correctly defined as "evil".

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or so we think...
      But even that is not enough to define evil.
      Systems such as society can be easily corrupt or barely benefits you becoming "bad" for you so should going against the system be considered "evil"? If I want something and the system refuses to let me gain what I wish this creates conflict, antagonizing each others' parties. Are revolutionaries and such rebels evil? They are criminals to the stystem, they break its laws. If not all criminals are evil then can there really be justice?
      So it seems this framework is too erroneous for us to define evil.

      Thus I define evil as something specific. It is doing harm with the intent of doing harm for the sake of doing harm. No resources to gain from the act of harm-doing other than the doing of harm itself.
      Evil thus becomes even more eerie, a being that actively pursues harm-doing not from what it can gain from it, only from the process of doing it. Never a means to an end. Insane yet fully conscious different from mere beasts. A corrupted will. Requires intelligence yet is illogical.
      Evil doers thus become unhinged perverts, sadists. Evil is like cancer, it results in nothing but harm for both the source and its victims.

      Antagonizing your enemies and accusing them of "evil" has stripped the real meaning of "evil". Not just something "bad" or "wrong", it is something fundalentally "wrong" for you and itself.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What is the meaning of "beneficial"? What is a benefit?

      Good is what god says is good

      How do we know what God says?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >beneficial
        The offspring of efficacy

        >How do we know what God says
        Perception

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good is what god says is good

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >evil
    It appears to me that evil has something to do with a great house. A high person, pulling you to a desire. But I don't know. What do you think evil is?

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