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Do you have to be evil to be LHP?

Discussion in 'Left-Hand Path Religions DIR' started by disciple, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. disciple

    disciple Well-Known Member

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    I find a lot of the philosophical arguments presented by many of the LHP'rs on RF to be quite well thought out, and convincing. Aside from the "evil" connotations, do you think that one has to be evil to be LHP?
    I actually agree with much of LHP viewpoints, without the negative context of "evil" or "wrong"

    cheers
     
  2. Twig pentagram

    Twig pentagram High Priest

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    Of course :sarcastic.
     
  3. NIX

    NIX Daughter of Chaos

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    I just deleted my initial response to your question.

    Instead I'm going to ask you what you mean by 'evil'.

    Fill in the blank with other words maybe....
    "Do you think that one has to be ______________ to be LHP?"

    so I can better understand what you are actually talking about (pointing to) when you say 'evil'.
     
  4. disciple

    disciple Well-Known Member

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    lol, why?
     
  5. crossfire

    crossfire Egyptian Borg heretic troll ☿ Staff Member Premium Member

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    I would say that the LHP openly acknowledges our inherent evil--and has a plan to deal with it, rather than to gloss it over and deny it.
     
  6. disciple

    disciple Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I'm out, then.
     
  7. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification Staff Member Premium Member

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    What, if anything, are non-LHPs expected/hoped to think of LHP?
     
  8. crossfire

    crossfire Egyptian Borg heretic troll ☿ Staff Member Premium Member

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    Matt 7:11, Luke 5:32

    {My apologies for the biblical references in the LHP forum--it was to clarify a point}
     
  9. NIX

    NIX Daughter of Chaos

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    Because I cannot answer you properly until you clearly express to me what you mean by 'evil'.
     
  10. NIX

    NIX Daughter of Chaos

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    I don't know? :shrug: What if anything are non-RHPs expected/hoped to think of the RHP?
     
  11. NIX

    NIX Daughter of Chaos

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    Why? Is sarcasm evil?
     
  12. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification Staff Member Premium Member

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    I don't really use the LHP-RHP distinction, but since you ask, it seems to me that the answer is something close to "that it is the One True Way Towards Redemption".

    Of course, that answer won't fit the LHP. But I'm not quite sure why.
     
  13. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification Staff Member Premium Member

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    It is not that, if I understood disciple well.

    It seems to me that he wonders why people would deliberately present themselves as LHP, when the first instinct (for some people anyway) is to understand LHP as synonimous with "a path not to be pursued".

    I don't think disciple even recognized any sarcasm in Twig Pentagram's answer. I was undecided myself until you brought the matter up.
     
  14. NIX

    NIX Daughter of Chaos

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    In accordance with your answer I would say (regarding the LHP)-
    "No godhead is necessary beyond your own self. But if you'd like to choose another one (or none at all)- go for it."
     
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  15. NIX

    NIX Daughter of Chaos

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    Again I ask- what do we mean here by 'evil'.

    The OP question cannot be answered without clarification.
     
  16. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification Staff Member Premium Member

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    What if I don't understand why a godhead would be useful at all?
     
  17. NIX

    NIX Daughter of Chaos

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    To a Christian or a Muslim the statement
    "I Am God" might be considered an evil one.
    Homosexual or polyamorous relationships might be considered evil.
    To a doctrinal roman catholic birthcontrol is evil. :shrug:

    In light of these kinds of 'evils', sure many LHPers are evil- along with many athiests and new agers and neo-pagans and hindus and even christians and closeted or liberal muslims.
     
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  18. NIX

    NIX Daughter of Chaos

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    Then that's your business. :shrug: Why would it be mine?

    Beyond that, I was attempting to counter your particular take on RHP with a relevant LHP take.
     
  19. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification Staff Member Premium Member

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    Agreed. How would you answer it if we go with defining "evil" as "not bothered by any need to harm others in order to achieve personal goals"?
     
  20. crossfire

    crossfire Egyptian Borg heretic troll ☿ Staff Member Premium Member

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    My will be done vs thy will be done. However, one must consider this:

    For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
    ~Plato​
     
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