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Would you still choose good knowing you would lose?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ori, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. Ori

    Ori Angel slayer

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    Well, we all know good wins in the end :162: .
    But would you switch if evil could have won?
     
  2. Druidus

    Druidus Keeper of the Grove

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    Good, indeed. The only honourable thing to do. Unless I was sure I could help the side of good more by choosing the side of evil.
     
  3. Scott1

    Scott1 Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather lose with good, than "win" with evil.... for a Christian, this would be self-defeating... for in the end, the evil done to "win" may cause me to potentially lose the most important thing: my soul.
     
  4. Zephyr

    Zephyr Moved on

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    I would prefer to do good, so I'd choose evil. I'm bad enough at most things to make them lose.

    EDIT: I would then switch to good. Just call me decoy octopus.
     
  5. Melody

    Melody Well-Known Member

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    Yes I would still choose good. No I would not switch to evil. I don't choose to be/do good for a final reward. I do it because I feel it's the right thing to do.
     
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  6. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    I am with Scott and melody on this one; I would rather lose than pervert my morality and faith.:)
     
  7. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Mark 8:34Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever wants to save his life[c] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? 37Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 38If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels." NIV

    God turns our "losses" into his "victories".
     
  8. kreeden

    kreeden Virus of the Mind

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    At this point in my life , I have no interest in winning or losing . I'm tired of wars .
     
  9. fromthe heart

    fromthe heart Well-Known Member

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    I can't possibly ever choose evil no matter what the temporary reward...and it would be temporary! I would never risk my soul in front of God whom I cherrish more than life itself. I don't care if that makes me unpopular with what society cares most about I must choose God and GOOD!:)
     
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  10. Mister Emu

    Mister Emu Emu Extraordinaire
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    Evil, Gah.

    Good is good for me. :D

    Then again, not everything good according to me, is good according to everyone else.
     
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