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Evil exists; so does good
Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell, MT], by Frank Miele

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Posted By:davesenior, 12/15/2012 9:11:47 PM

There is really no possibility of writing about anything this weekend other than the school shooting that occurred on Friday in Newtown, Conn.On the other hand, there is no possibility of writing about the cold-blooded murder of young children in any way that makes sense.Our human psyche, which should be ready for anything based upon the brutal history of our species, still reels in shock and disbelief when pure evil interjects itself into everyday life.There is no way we can wrap our minds around the horror of what has happened.There is no way to comprehend the dreadful last seconds

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A short meditation on good and evil in the wake of Sandy Hook, which reminds us that evil has always taken a toll, and that good cannot surrender the fight.


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 12/15/2012 9:51:46 PM     (No. 9068313)

I´m an atheist.

Even I know there is good and evil.

Matter and antimatter.

It´s just the way the Universe works.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Michaelus, 12/15/2012 10:05:55 PM     (No. 9068335)

No - evil does not actually exist. Evil is an absence of good. Evil is not something "balancing" good. Evil is turning away from God who is all good. Men will sin - we will choose to ignore God - this is what causes evil. But God made everything to be good - this is why we have hope even in the face of evil like Adam Lanza slaughtering children.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley, 12/16/2012 1:16:14 AM     (No. 9068508)

Good exists just as surely as evil does. Good can be found in the embrace of those important to us. It can be found in beauty and freedom and happiness. In its purest form it is perfect love.
Evil has been surging lately, and it isn´t finished. It can be found in Islam, in corrupt politicians and dictatorial ideologies. It can be found in anger and fear. It targets the weakest among us and induces them to do things like we saw Friday.
Similar to what #2 said, I believe good is that which brings us closer to the divine and evil pushes us away from it. We should try to remember that simple definition and call it up when the negative emotions threaten to overtake us. It has been a tall order the last year or two and it is going to get worse.
Keep the ones you love close. Teach them about good and evil and try to be an example of good. Love whenever you can all you can. Not the phoney "hate the sin but love the sinner" junk either. False love IS evil. Many people call things love that are really something else. Love is a hard concept to define, but once you do things become much clearer.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/16/2012 2:32:56 AM     (No. 9068535)

Evil is too easy a word to throw around in a situation like this. I don´t think evil had anything to do with this. For whatever reason,this kid couldn´t separate fantasy from reality. I´ll bet he had a big problem with rejection which culminated in this obscene outburst.

This country is in a mass psychosis with Obama being president. There´s nothing to grab onto or hope for with him calling the shots. Marxism,communism or whatever other ism,kills the soul and inner person.

Gov´t workers make decent enough money but a poll of them the other day said they were unhappy.Doesn´t surprise me at all. When you take away the merit system,it kills the person off,little by little.Dreams are what keeps people going,when you kill the dream,you kill the person.

The cult of liberalism is what´s evil.Openly supporting abortion and gay marriage are just 2 indicators of how evil these people are. Trying to destroy success,unless you throw bribes at them,is pure evil.The death panels in Obamacare are 100% evil.

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