Do you believe in "good and evil"?

Posted by: o0jeannie0o

That an action or entity can be either pure good or evil and is not a mixture?

  • Yes there is clearly purely good actions/things and evil actions/ things

  • No every action / thing has both a good "side" and evil "side"

47% 17 votes
53% 19 votes
  • Morality is relative.

    Posted by: reece
  • Some things maybe seem to have both side, good and evil, but in the end, only one is important. There is no good in killing innocent people and there is no evil in helping someone to cross the street. I suppose that all the actions/things we do lead to good or evil. There can be things like death penalty or some restrictions which appear evil to us, but in the fact the aim is to save society and people in general, in other words these actions are good. And also there can be things like alcohol, drugs and prostitution, actions which some people approve as good, but as matter of fact they lead to bad consequences, in effect they are evil.

  • Somewhat.

  • Yes

  • Both are correct. I only chose this because the other side's description says the word "every", and there's almost always exceptions.

  • Everything is both positive and negative. For example: A babies death can be quite negative but its body decay has a positive effect on the enviroment and the empathetical surrounding families will be greatful for their own childs welfare.

  • I suppose I more closely align to this mindset, although not entirely.

  • I suppose so but it doesn't apply for everything. You could study and prepare for tests 24/7 but then you'll get worn out and eventually suffer terribly from stress. But you couldn't say that rape has a good and bad side, can you?

  • There's two sides to a coin

  • People choose by morals, and these morals are fragile ideals set upon throughout development. What they cause is unneeded subjective views; it creates the illusion of good and evil. However, there are two sides of every story and if we truly believe in equality, both sides are completely entitled to feel however they choose. There should be no ban on what one wants or does not want to act on.

    Posted by: Lyr
  • there is no such thing as evil it is a human fantasy created by the elite

  • I don't think everything is both, but it's a lot more complicated than just good or evil. It starts with you don't know what's important for others, so you might think you're doing the right thing when another person thinks you're evil.

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UtherPenguin says2015-08-08T22:13:33.3374230Z
The existence of Wasps are proof that evil exists.
Hanspete says2015-08-08T23:25:34.4559223Z
Oh and mosquitoes
SamStevens says2015-08-09T00:12:27.4503542Z
Well, not all mosquito species attack people. Wasps are also beneficial to the environment. Animals that could be put on the list are invasive species which ruin crops, land, etc. House centipedes that find their way into peep's homes should be placed on the list. Those things are creepy and nasty.
Teaparty1 says2015-08-09T02:27:34.6819233Z
And commies.
Forthelulz says2015-08-09T06:46:06.0317064Z
The way I see it, it's the difference between energy and entropy. No need for constructs like "good" or "evil".
Heterodox says2015-08-09T08:45:30.6272330Z
I don't believe in good or evil as anything other than a concept. What's good? What's evil?
Haroush says2015-08-09T13:33:39.3468892Z
Lol @ UtherPenguin
o0jeannie0o says2015-08-10T15:36:46.6230486Z
@Donderpants If there is always an exception then how could anything or action be black and white or in this case good and evil?
o0jeannie0o says2015-08-10T15:52:41.5043266Z
@xavier.Ng rape good and bad side: The bad is obvious. The good: well, if they get caught and everything goes how it should be then: Cops and doctors have a case to work on which correlates indirectly with their pay, a therapist has Direct pay, The victim gets money from the case, The rapist goes to prison where he is safe from hurting someone else, he also gets fed, therapy, and shelter. The person, although scarred, may enjoy the attention, most people enjoy when others are empathetic towards them, and the people giving the empathy do so because it makes their own lives seem a little less terrible. Worst case scenario: Women never tells, is depressed and rapist goes free. The rapist will have either gotten what he wants and will be happy OR feel terrible and be depressed too. Depression is healthy for short times in fact many people who have experienced depression go on to be more empathetic. Empathy is beneficial to society. Both the victim and the rapist may go on to be better for society than they used to be. Long term depression leads to suicide or getting help, Again we have the therapist getting paid, the empathetic friends OR the knowledge of who your true friends are. If either one kills themselves the earth gets fed and it is good for the environment.
Donderpants says2015-08-10T20:48:05.8775937Z
I think there's some of both, as this side did not say that every action has a clearly good or evil action, I chose it. The other side said that EVERY action has a good and bad side. Which is false- some things are clearly evil, and clearly good, and while probably the majority has a bit of both, the word "Every" made it wrong.

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