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Old 01-07-2009, 10:30 PM   #8
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Evil, I would say, is anything bad done simply because it can be done.
We have to operationally define "bad" for context.

The example of the high-wire guy who illegally crossed the span between the two World Trade Center towers springs to mind. He broke the law to do some thing just to say that he did. Evil?

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For example, if I were to murder someone, not out of anger, but because I can. I would consider myself evil.
And if you were to murder someone because you didn't like them? Still evil?

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Also, anything occultic is evil. That's my point of view, anyway.
Again, something we would need to define. Christianity had occult roots.

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Where did evil come from? Though I cant be certain that he even exist, but the obvious answer for me is Satan/the Devil.
And where did he come from? Do you accept the mythology that he was once god's archangel?

Off-topic: if humans alone have free will, then what caused lucifer (and his brothers) to be able to rise up against his (their) lord?

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According to Christianity and the bible, Satan was thrown out of heaven and into hell because he wanted to be God.
Whoops. Should've read ahead. Sorry.

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I don't know if the Christians are right about the story of creation and all, but I'd say if he exist, evil does come from Satan and demons.
Okay. How do we test this?
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