the existence of evil

Oct 25, 2012
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#61
Disagreed. Religion is a tool for greater spiritual awareness. The fact some men have used it to do exactly what you said is irrelevant.

Religion has given great comfort to far more than it has been used for harm. The same goes for axes, guns, automobiles and other tools which have been misused and harmed others.
Granted religion can be used (and is) for spiritual growth and understanding, this aspect does not seem to be primary in it's practice and the harm it inflicts in physical and mental realities far exceed the benefits Sunday morning Christians claim.
 
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Aug 9, 2012
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#63
Granted religion can be used (and is) for spiritual growth and understanding, this aspect does not seem to be primary in it's practice and the harm it inflicts in physical and mental realities far exceed the benefits Sunday morning Christians claim.
Religions, like political groups, start out as movements with a great goal in mind, but eventually evolve into simply supporting the group, not the goal.
 
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Aug 9, 2012
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#65
EXACTLY like Bigfoot/Yeti, Loch Ness Monsters, the Chupacabra, Space Aliens/UFOs, haunted, houses, Thylacine/Tasmanian Tiger, Vampires, Witches, the Jersey Devil, the Chullachaki, Mokele-Mbembe/Swamp Dinosaur, etc, etc., etc.

When no evidence of them either, they do not exist - period.
So you believe life only exists on Earth or just intelligent life?
 
Nov 24, 2016
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#68
it is upsetting the genocide that is occurring with these yazidi peoples. women and children used as sex slaves. burning people alive, crucifying people.

all in the name of evil islam.
It is upsetting that genocide of millions of people is occurring due to the United States War Machine --- women and children and other innocent civilians being bombed, tortured, burned, denied food and medical supplies, blown to pieces by drones, etc., all in order to create obscene profits for the satanic American Military-Industrial Complex.
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Oct 25, 2012
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It is upsetting that genocide of millions of people is occurring due to the United States War Machine --- women and children and other innocent civilians being bombed, tortured, burned, denied food and medical supplies, blown to pieces by drones, etc., all in order to create obscene profits for the satanic American Military-Industrial Complex.
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Are you actually equating warfare and the U.S. military with terrorism? Are you sating that by not supplying food and medicine we are denying it to people? Are you saying killing terrorists in genocide?
 
Nov 24, 2016
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Are you actually equating warfare and the U.S. military with terrorism? Are you sating that by not supplying food and medicine we are denying it to people? Are you saying killing terrorists in genocide?
Killing and torturing and terrorizing millions of innocent civilians, as the US war Machine has been doing for decades, is certainly in the territory of genocide and mass slaughter.
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Oct 25, 2012
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#74
Killing and torturing and terrorizing millions of innocent civilians, as the US war Machine has been doing for decades, is certainly in the territory of genocide and mass slaughter.
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I suppose then that we have differing understanding of what genocide means. Mass slaughter however is an accurate term for warfare.
 
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Nov 24, 2016
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#75
I suppose then that we have differing understanding of what genocide means. Mass slaughter however is an accurate term for warfare.
The deliberate slaughter of innocent civilians is not warfare --- it is war crime, and the perpetrators should be tried in an international court just as the Nazis were at Nuremberg.
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Nov 21, 2017
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Behind the 8 ball
#76
Any thought on the evil of Charles Manson?

I say his extreme evil was created by him being an unwanted, abused, and neglected child. The show Criminal Minds often depicts this very phenomenon. It is an excellent argument to highlight the need for abortion in society. :smug:
 
Oct 25, 2012
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#77
What does it say when the creators of the term Evil wish to deny freedoms and support Sexual perversion and I as an Atheist am forced to fight against them....who is actually evil here?
 
Nov 21, 2017
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What does it say when the creators of the term Evil wish to deny freedoms and support Sexual perversion and I as an Atheist am forced to fight against them....who is actually evil here?
But we don't know who 1st coined the phrase, so we don't know what they actually did.
 
Nov 24, 2016
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Traditional Christian theology denies the substantial existence of evil --- evil is the privation of the Good and has no reality of itself.

Read Thomas Aquinas.
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Oct 7, 2012
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45096183

A woman who sold her son to paedophiles on the dark net has been jailed for 12 years and six months by a court in southern Germany.
The Freiburg court also jailed her partner, the boy's stepfather, for 12 years. The boy was nine when the trial began in June.
The German nationals, 48 and 39 years old, had sexually abused the boy themselves for at least two years.
 

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