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The Evil in Human Hearts
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Posted 9/8/09

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It has been portrayed through several crappy shows, movies (notably, Tom Hank's Cast Away), and novels like "The Lord of the Flies" that humans all carry an evil side to themselves that can take over and become a more obvious asset when "civilization" or laws are not present. Do you believe this is possible or can we control our "inner beast"?

I don't believe in this "uncivilized" crap because after being in a civilized state since birth, i am tamed enough to hold my pride and morals intact. Its the same thing for 40 year olds and 80 year olds. I don't believe that years of experience will just "vanish" so easily.


Well.... when you get stuck on an island with hardly no means nor skills for surviving such conditions videotape your experience and show me a civilized person at the end. Do you really think you will be on your italian leather sofa with tea saucer in left and tea cup in right with your pinky sticking out in a civilized manner when your survival is at stake and everything around you.... including humans... think you are food?

I think not.

What will happen initially is that you will freak. And, if you have company they will freak. Then you are gonna start panicking trying to figure out how to get out of the situation as soon as possible. Thereafter, the shear realization of the situation will dawn on you and fear will sink in leaving you to think irrationally and start hyperventilating and so on and so forth....



Lol. Thats only 1 possibility. If you're able to adapt to conditions in the world, you'll be fine. If you have a wella very calm and patient personality like monks, you can survive.


That may be true. But how many people act like monks in your soceity? How many of your peers are calm and patient beyond the normal limit? How do your parents act? your girlfriend? boyfriend? wife?

How certain can you be that all of your peers would act like highly trained monks in tough situations? you may very well be the only guy acting "civilized" (what ever that means), in the sitution. You may have to adapt to your peers acting like crazed fools, which may mean killing a few out of self defense."No human is ever a one man show"- Yu Yu Hakusho (Genkai). peace over war


Well, maybe its up to monks and very controlled people to discover what can protect ourselves from turning like this.


there is no protection, even highly trained warriors can have mental break downs. It's human nature. We dont "turn" to anything. Its who we truly are under neath all of the brainwashing of society. peace over war


Brainwashing works. O.o
Posted 9/9/09
It's nothing really to do with the heart. It's more psycological. Monkey see monkey do right? If the person has never been exposed to anything to do with evil, they'll have an evil place somewhere in their head. Even if there was anything to trigger, it would come. Evil grows.
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Posted 9/30/09
I think people are born good in nature, but they have ability to do evil. Sometimes they choose to do it, because they are afraid, but deep within they don't want it.
Posted 10/1/09
yah i believe that everyone is evil
and at the same time is everyone good
someone isnt just evil or just good
first we have the question
what is evil?
in this world, things as rape,murder, kidnapping etc are cdonsidered evil
if the world was different
than maybe those things wouldnt be evil
real evil doesnt exists
just as real goodness doesnt exist
evil and goodness are judged by others
only u have the right to call actions of urself good or evil
a massmurderer isnt evil
thats is just how we think, that is thaught us by society
so does evil and goodness even exist?
who knows....
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Many people do arwful things in life but many think that is okay or that they think that it is the right thing to do. Most don't even now the difference between evil and good.

So dose evil exist ,no

BUT that is wat i think and not everyone thinks the same thingh at all!
Posted 10/1/09
I would suggest reading "The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil" by Philip Zimbardo. He's the guy who did the Stanford Prison experiment. "The Heart of Altruism" by Kristen Renwick Monroe might also add for some interesting discussion on this topic.
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I think humans are created evil, it is in our nature. We are evil beings filled with selfishness. Now, we can do good, but evil is within our nature.
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I think it depends on your definition of "evil." The instincts needed to survive are deep within us all, and if civilization collapsed to the point where we had to fight and even kill other people to survive, I think a lot of people would. I would not call this evil though, it's just several billion years of evolution.

On the other hand, in the same situation some people would take the opportunity to cause suffering for their own pleasure (the same sort of people who in their "civilized" state kill puppies for fun.) They would rape and torture, even though they didn't need to in order to survive. This is the sort of thing I think is "evil" and I think that only a small number of people have this within them.
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Posted 10/2/09

cdplayer6 wrote:


JJT2 wrote:


cdplayer6 wrote:


JJT2 wrote:


cdplayer6 wrote:


latigra22787 wrote:


cdplayer6 wrote:

It has been portrayed through several crappy shows, movies (notably, Tom Hank's Cast Away), and novels like "The Lord of the Flies" that humans all carry an evil side to themselves that can take over and become a more obvious asset when "civilization" or laws are not present. Do you believe this is possible or can we control our "inner beast"?

I don't believe in this "uncivilized" crap because after being in a civilized state since birth, i am tamed enough to hold my pride and morals intact. Its the same thing for 40 year olds and 80 year olds. I don't believe that years of experience will just "vanish" so easily.


Well.... when you get stuck on an island with hardly no means nor skills for surviving such conditions videotape your experience and show me a civilized person at the end. Do you really think you will be on your italian leather sofa with tea saucer in left and tea cup in right with your pinky sticking out in a civilized manner when your survival is at stake and everything around you.... including humans... think you are food?

I think not.

What will happen initially is that you will freak. And, if you have company they will freak. Then you are gonna start panicking trying to figure out how to get out of the situation as soon as possible. Thereafter, the shear realization of the situation will dawn on you and fear will sink in leaving you to think irrationally and start hyperventilating and so on and so forth....



Lol. Thats only 1 possibility. If you're able to adapt to conditions in the world, you'll be fine. If you have a wella very calm and patient personality like monks, you can survive.


That may be true. But how many people act like monks in your soceity? How many of your peers are calm and patient beyond the normal limit? How do your parents act? your girlfriend? boyfriend? wife?

How certain can you be that all of your peers would act like highly trained monks in tough situations? you may very well be the only guy acting "civilized" (what ever that means), in the sitution. You may have to adapt to your peers acting like crazed fools, which may mean killing a few out of self defense."No human is ever a one man show"- Yu Yu Hakusho (Genkai). peace over war


Well, maybe its up to monks and very controlled people to discover what can protect ourselves from turning like this.


there is no protection, even highly trained warriors can have mental break downs. It's human nature. We dont "turn" to anything. Its who we truly are under neath all of the brainwashing of society. peace over war


Brainwashing works. O.o


yea, but it doesnt surpass out natural instinct to be aggressive and sexual. peace over war
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Posted 10/2/09

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Evil is some bullshit based upon religious shit.
So I guess, yes, we're evil.
If self preservation and the need to continue our DNA is evil.


What about someone who rapes a young child? It doesn't affect their chance of survival, and if the child can't become pregnant their DNA isn't going to be continued, and it inflicts suffering on the victim. It doesn't take religious "bullshit" to see this as evil.

Posted 10/20/09 , edited 10/20/09
I don't believe there really is a good and evil. This is because so many different religions have different things they find are wrong or right. I simply believe in doing what feels good as long as you aren't causing harm to anyone who doesn't agree with it. Whatever follows is the consequence -- something you may favor or something you may not.
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