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Old 02-26-2004, 11:07 PM   #1
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What is the root of all evil?

What do you think it is? If somehow we were all reborn and created all equal would the world "fall" again?
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I think it's selfishness, in this current world anyway...
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power and money, always has been always will be.
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The Fall is the root of all evil. Eve put words into God's mouth and Adam just stood there and watched.
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Or maybe hatred or anger.
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Free will. But it is also the root of the goodness capable within us.

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evil is only the abscence of love, like cold is the adscence of heat, darkness the abscence of light...
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love of money... love of religion... love of another person... love of country... self love...

love and evil are very much connected
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free will and the selfishness that can com eof it. The root of all sin is putting the self above others and God. All greed, longing for power comes from this selfishness and self woship. But it wouldn't be possible without free will. Though free will doesn't actively produce evil, only we do.
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Greed for power. Because everything is about power. Religion, politics, economics, everything.
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Free will. But it is also the root of the goodness capable within us.

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I like this answer and I agree with you and BAW, so does this mean that evil is inevitable?
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I like this answer and I agree with you and BAW, so does this mean that evil is inevitable?
In a fallen world with free will - the answer is yes
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Ignorance, Greed, Money, Power

Religious differences have been at the root of many a battle


Freewill gives us the choice it is not the root of all evil. In what sense is there to live if we are not free to make our own choices. it is what makes us human

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Ignorance, Greed, Money, Power

Religious differences have been at the root of many a battle


Freewill gives us the choice it is not the root of all evil. In what sense is there to live if we are not free to make our own choices. it is what makes us human

The first men did not have money so that's out. You don't have to have power to be evil. You may have the desire to gain power and this desire may cause evil, but then that's greed. Power in itself is not evil. The first men did not have religion either.

If you didn't have free will you couldn't act on this greed. If you take the story of Adam and Eve they wanted something that wasn't theirs. They used their free will to take the apple, no one forced them and no one stopped them even though both forces probably had the power to do so.
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NEED. Need for food, money, the basics of life that we take for granted. The people who take advantage of those in need are the harbingers of evil.
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