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Featured humankind is evil: change my mind

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Eddi, Jan 23, 2023 at 8:20 AM.

  1. Sedim Haba

    Sedim Haba Astra inclinant, sed non obligant

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    Of course it is.
    Nope.
     
  2. PruePhillip

    PruePhillip Well-Known Member

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    Humans have declared the earth to be its property because there's no-one to challenge them.
    Humans do what any other species will do if it gains the ascendancy - alter its environment to suit itself.
    Not sure how we are going to destroy ourselves - we are much too smart for that.
    And all animals fight, some, like dolphins and chimps, will go to war.
     
  3. loverofhumanity

    loverofhumanity Veteran Member
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    I believe people are basically good because we were created in the image of God and God is good so we were created good. But through wrong education we can learn bad things such as prejudice and hate. It depends a lot on our education.
     
  4. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Leaderless Animal

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    There can be good and bad in us all; in our thoughts and in our actions. Someone such as Hitler instigated the murder of millions, but it was carried out by "normal" people.

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  5. Alien826

    Alien826 Older than dirt

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    I believe that though individual humans can display great positive values, as seen through the eyes of other species Eddi is more right than wrong. Here's an old fable that sums it up.

    At the end of the world, God summoned representatives of every species to be judged. The turn of humans came. God said that in his opinion we didn't have much to commend us, but he would spare the human race if two other species would stand up for them. The human looked hopefully at the dog, who thought about the good meals and warm homes some of his species had enjoyed, but also the beatings, being chained outside in all weathers, being forced to fight for human entertainment and medical experimentation, and he remained silent. The human turned to the horse, who thought about warm stables and good food, but also about being forced to carry humans around and drag heavy loads and being killed when age or disability made them no longer of use. He also turned away. And thus it went with all the species that the human had hoped might vote for him.

    But in the end, humanity was saved, because two species did vote for them. They were the flea and the head louse.
     
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