Good Vs. Evil

A common theme that I see continuasly rearing it's ugly head in this EP group and other similar groups is the position (belief) that good or evil cannot exist without the other. This is misleading.

The idea that good and evil are some kind of dichotomy- two parts of a whole, each part being a subset called good and the other evil, and both being jointly exhaustive as well as mutually exclusive- isn't accurate. This implies that God was both good and evil then divided into two, expelling all that was evil and retaining all that was good but yet forever locked at odds with the rejected evil. This is not true in the least. 

The principle behind yin yang is one of balance and not of existence or of moral judgments. To say that good needs to be balanced with evil in some kind of cosmic order/law of the way things just naturally are in the universe- is deceptive. Why? Yin-yang is a philosophy, a way of living ones life and how to best balance the things that influence that life; however, yin yang is not the definition of good or evil. It does not address what the two are.

Through simple a priori one can conclude that good does not need evil to exist, but evil does need good for it to exist. What! Some of you might say. That's right, by simply sitting on my sofa while gorging on Cheetos and gazing out the window- I am able via a priori alone to arrive at this very conclusion. So here we go:

  1. God is absolute good and in so being is incapable of creating evil. But God created Lucifer and he's evil. Yes, but God created him good and gave him free will just as he gave man free will. It was through this free will that the first sins were committed-- already we can see that good existed before evil and therefore does not need evil to exist.

  2. Good exists. Evil, to the contrary, is like a lamprey, leech, or parasite existing only to feed off of and to corrupt good. Good propagates good while evil only corrupts good. Evil does not and can not propagate itself.

That's about it. Pretty simple. I know. It would seem that a convoluted deep reasoning would be necessary, but hey, all great theories are simplified to a few  concise phrases for the ease of discussion.

The main thing is to understand that all these alternative thoughts about evil are just ways evil gains a foothold in our lives where normally it wouldn't.     

Lixivious Lixivious
41-45, M
4 Responses Nov 26, 2011

No this is not a conundrum, nor is it "too hard to get" as you so eloquently put it. An effort has to be made though to not look at good vs. evil as some kind of dichotomy or yin yang. Evil is a product of free will. Grasp that concept and you're on your way to understanding why good can exist without evil while the reverse is not true.

Ohh, I get it, because if evil existed without good... The behavior would seem normal... Er, wait... Uhh... Umm... Uhhhhhmmmmmm.... Is this a conundrum or is it just too hard for me to get. Oof, I'll sleep on it.<br />
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Well I don't really see things being put into things like good and evil I see things more like light and darkness but thats me.

Personally I can live in a existence ruled by either good or evil didn't matter too me. But the NEE's are another story their not a evil force humans can be evil non-human entities can be evil. The NEE's/dark kind as I like to call them run on instinct mostly which is found in every beast form type of dark kind but the human forms can think and can be evil if they weren't around then the beast forms probably wouldn't have been known to humans. The human form ones can think while the beast forms only act on instinct which is why people run into beast forms in astral quite often is because someone in the human form ranks created a organization to control the beast forms and weaker human forms.

Hey Nox,

My knowledge of NEE is limited to these boards and what I've read from Digger so can't say much about them.