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Explaining Evil

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 10:30 AM
Okay, ignore religion and the existence of God for a moment. Attributing the prime mover of the Newtown killer to demonic possession works just as well as any other.
Nevirim Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 11:28 AM
Sorry Dr. Zinj, but for one to ignore religion and the existence of God one must also ignore "demonic possession." Presupposing the existence of Demons, presupposes the existence of "their creator" demons are "fallen Angels" and Angels are a creation of God. Ken5061 is also working on an assumption, For anyone to "define" what evil is again presupposes some intelligence in defining what Good and Evil is!" Who defined what good and evil is? Not evolution! Chaotic randomness has no intelligence, then assuming that Man "has" intelligence with the development of community "Laws" were enacted for the benefit of the same. But this would mean that man's understanding became the basis of defining what "Good and Evil is" but then that can change
Nevirim Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 11:35 AM
depending on culture and society. Then you go from that model to the difference between "communities" one defines evil as one thing and another defines it differently. Consider the South sea islands that Love a piece of Human for Dinner!" Europeans who traveled to those lands were appalled at such "uncivilized behavior" and called it evil! Depending on one's perspective who was "evil" and who was "normal?" So we live in a society today that dent God and any input He might have had, and we vote by majority, or at least majority within this culture as to "Right" and "Wrong" "Good and Evil" but what happens if and when God shows up on the scene and He declares to all that His Views as to Right and Wrong, Good and Evil are what He declares as
Nevirim Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 11:37 AM
True! Then every culture and society will acknowledge His position as being the foundation on which our opinions should be and in all reality will be!
Nevirim Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:14 PM
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Trying to explain an evil act like the one that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is on a par with explaining how the universe was formed.

The natural human reaction after extending sympathy and prayers for the victims and their families is to ask what actions might have been taken to prevent the massacre. More gun laws? Connecticut already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. Those laws did not prevent a man with evil intent from carrying out his heinous act.

Some will blame TV and...