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Featured What is the Source of all goodness and all evil?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by InvestigateTruth, Oct 11, 2021.

  1. InvestigateTruth

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    1. In your belief, if one asks you, what is the foundation of all goodness and virtues, what will be your one word answer?

    2. If you are asked what is the source of all sins, evils and wrongdoings, what will be your answer?


    My answer for the first question is, "Truthfulness".
    "Truthfulness is the foundation of all virtues" BAHA'I QUOTE

    answer to the second one, in my view is:

    "Desire of I am better then you". Not necessarily "Proud", as in feeling good and happy with oneself, but to compare with others and having the desire to be better than others and showing to others you are better than them.
     
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  2. Nakosis

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    For the 1st question, I see goodness and virtue as relative. We judge these things as individuals with individual reasoning and motivations.

    The 2nd question, I mostly agree with your answer but caused by the 1st question. We judge what is good and virtuous and because of this find others lacking.
     
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  5. The Hammer

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  6. Lain

    Lain I just told you who I thought I was...

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    1) God. "No one has anything of his own except lying and sin. But if man has any truth and justice, it is from that fountain for which we ought to thirst in this desert, that bedewed by some drops of water from it, we may not falter on the way."
    2) Man (or rational beings in general who can make a knowing choice), who choose to depart from God of their own will.
     
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    If God is the first one, it is also the second. Seeing as God created man. He created some men evil.
     
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  8. Lain

    Lain I just told you who I thought I was...

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    He did not make any evil (positively, although negative causation and deprivation are causing in a separate sense), but in a sense all comes from God amen, for it says in the Scriptures: "good things and evil, life and death, poverty and riches, are from God," but in different senses for each, so that both things can be said.
     
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  9. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Shrugs. I tried.

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    My actions, benefits and consequences of those actions, lessons I learned, my values and ethics, and my inner sense of being a caring person despite my external faults.

    People's actions. You can think about harming someone but your intention and action makes it bad. Just as you go to therapy and talk about X thoughts. Thoughts come and go but the therapist must know the context to know if they come and go or lead to a problem worth reporting.
     
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    Isaiah 45:7 kjv
     
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  11. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    1) the source of goodness and virtues lies within in trying to understand for the better of self and others, and not assuming to know.

    2) the source of all evil is those who seek to destroy through deception, and choose to reject after knowing what's good
     
  12. Xavier Graham SA

    Xavier Graham SA God is Love, is love, is love. OM, AV KAH AHH!

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    Existence. I believe that evil has always existed simultaneously with God. God has been in a struggle with evil for all eternity. Evil began in this world with Adam and Eve, but that does not mean that evil did not already exist in the spiritual realm. I believe in dualism so there is an evil force that opposes God that has always been there. Just imo, I’m sure my understanding will change
     
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    I project no evil, and tolerate all.
     
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    I don't think Goodness and Evilness make sense as entities, personally.
     
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  16. Lain

    Lain I just told you who I thought I was...

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    Yes. Another somewhat parallel passage indicating the same truth.
     
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    Tht God created both Good and Evil. The passage is pretty clear. Imo.
     
  18. Lain

    Lain I just told you who I thought I was...

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    Yes, in the sense as defined above.
     
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    Ok, it says he created evil, no apologetics needed
     
  20. Lain

    Lain I just told you who I thought I was...

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    No apologetics have been given, and it doesn't quite say that there which is why I said "somewhat parallel," and I doubt we have the same conception of evil.
     
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