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1 posted on 01/17/2015 6:20:42 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Evil is the absence of good.


2 posted on 01/17/2015 6:27:39 PM PST by Slyfox (To put on the mind of George Washington read ALL of Deuteronomy 28, then read his Farewell Address)
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent column, thank you.

As I have always explained it...

Cold is simply the absence of heat.
Death is simply the absence of life.
Dark is simply the absence of light.

Evil is simply the absence of God.


4 posted on 01/17/2015 6:47:41 PM PST by Tamzee (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~~~ Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe Christopher Hitchens phrased it a little differently.
The title of his best selling book was not that religion is evil, as such.
He tweaked the noses of the fanatical “Allahu Ackbar!” bigots by titling it, “God Is Not Great: (followed by) How Religion Poisons Everything”.


6 posted on 01/17/2015 8:46:05 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If a bear mauls a child to death, is it being evil?


7 posted on 01/18/2015 1:35:39 AM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: SeekAndFind

Augustine is a poet. Aquinas a scientist. Aquinas parroted Aristotle’s formula: evil is the absence of good (excellence).


8 posted on 01/18/2015 4:30:49 AM PST by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: SeekAndFind
All this nonsense comes from the notion that there are two "gxds," one good and one evil, at war with one another.

There is only One G-d. He is the "G-d of this world," the G-d of Heaven, the G-d of the world-to-come--the G-d of every world. There is no "evil 'gxd'" or "fallen angel" in charge of an independent "kingdom of evil." The One G-d is in charge of everything and uses evil to punish the wicked.

The atheist charge that religion is "evil" is nonsense for one simple reason: objective good and evil depend entirely on the decrees of the One True G-d. No G-d, no Divine decrees--no objective evil. It really is that simple.

It is illogical and irrational for any atheist to claim belief in any objective moral/ethical system. The one and only logical philosophy for atheists is "eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die." Instead we have atheists pushing totalitarian altruism.

Go figure.

12 posted on 01/18/2015 7:20:25 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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