Living in an evil world

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Living in an evil world

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"Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun:

I saw the tears of the oppressed—
and they have no comforter;
power was on the side of their oppressors—
and they have no comforter.

And I declared that the dead,
who had already died,
are happier than the living,
who are still alive.

But better than both
is the one who has never been born,
who has not seen the evil
that is done under the sun."

- Ecclesiastes 4:1 to 3, The Bible (New International Version).

We live in an evil world where the evil prosper and the innocent perish. I define good as anyone and anything that helps anyone and anything. I define evil as anyone and anything that harms anyone and anything. By these definitions, everyone and everything is a mixture of good and evil. Some are more good than evil while others are more evil than good. "Might is right. Adapt or die." That's the only rule of reality. Just study the last 4 billion years of history to see that my conclusion is based entirely on evidence. 99.9% of all species to ever exist on Earth are already extinct. We are in the middle of a human-caused sixth mass extinction which may kill the remaining 0.1% of all the species. I wish life was fair for all and free from suffering and death but I can't make it so. Please see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extinction_events
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_n ... death_toll
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_famines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_g ... death_toll

Please see https://www.evilbible.com and

Given the evil world we live in and the evil verses in the Bible, the Biblical God is either evil or imaginary. What do you believe? What is the basis for your belief?

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Re: Living in an evil world

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Menotu wrote: [Replying to post 1 by Compassionist]
We live in an evil world where the evil prosper and the innocent perish.
This has been the world since humanity came about. We always think today's world is the most evil/worst ever. But a lot of that, IMO, is personal inflection on a biased level, as well as it's more visible to us today than it was 50 years ago.
Additionally, IMO, evil is a human construct that can be used only on/towards humanity. In other words, storms aren't evil; they're storms. Animals aren't evil, they're animals. Cities aren't evil, they're cities, etc.
To anthropomorphize something is erroneous. Evil (and good) comes from humanity only. Evil may be in the world, but the world is not evil.
Again, IMO.
Good and evil are terms I defined in my original post. Obviously, these definitions are my definitions and may differ from yours or someone else's. I don't think that today's world is the most evil/worst ever. In fact, we have never had it so good. Science has increased both our longevity and standard of living. Please see and and

koko

Re: Living in an evil world

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Compassionist wrote: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:26 pm Given the evil world we live in and the evil verses in the Bible, the Biblical God is either evil or imaginary. What do you believe? What is the basis for your belief?


In the Bible, the god actually brags about creating ALL evil in Isaiah 45:7, Amos 3:6 - Shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it? and Proverbs 16:4 – The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.

We live in an evil world created by a self admitted creater of evil. Some people believe it is blasphemy to utter such words. But, in fact, they are actual quotes from a self admitted evil god.

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