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The Standards of Good (Kind) People and Bad (Evil) People
07-05-2017, 04:06 AM
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The Standards of Good (Kind) People and Bad (Evil) People
The Standards of Good (Kind) People and Bad (Evil) People
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The Standards of Good (Kind) People:

• All those who bring joy, happiness, freedom, and blessings to others are good (kind) people.
• All those who lead others to the way of the Greatest Creator are good (kind) people.
• All those who help others to get through difficulties are good (kind) people.
• All those who promote others into good and harmonious relationships are good (kind) people.
• All those who love and cherish nature and LIFE are good (kind) people.
• All those who promote human beings toward the directions of peace, union, and prosperity are good (kind) people.
• All those who can live independently but do not bring troubles or pain to others are good (kind) people.
• All those who lead others to a wonderful future are good (kind) people.

The Standards of Bad (Evil) People:

• All those who bring to others, troubles, pain, fear, and anxieties are bad (evil) people.
• All those who lead others to the way of the devil are bad (evil) people.
• All those who lead others into difficulties are bad (evil) people.
• All those who destroy nature and hurt life beings are bad (evil) people.
• All those who block others’ good futures are bad (evil) people.
• All those who impose their own wills upon others are bad (evil) people.
• All those who make and spread rumors are bad (evil) people.
• All those who urge others to enter into marriage, traditional families, or any organizations are bad (evil) people.
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07-05-2017, 09:47 AM
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Interesting list, but what's the point here? If you want to generate discussion, just slapping it up there without another word probably isn't going to accomplish much.

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07-05-2017, 10:22 AM (This post was last modified: 07-05-2017 10:36 AM by clarence clutterbuck.)
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Simplistically seeing properties of "good" and "bad/evil" as invested in the person is polarizing and problematic. It's a convenient habit of mind that often doesn't inquire beneath the surface to investigate what makes people behave the way they do. The answer, according to this Psychology Today article is that people have varying abilities to empathize with others and to express compassion and sometimes a deficit in these abilities with resultant bad behaviours can be determined or influenced by adverse early life circumstances.

I liked this bit:

Quote:The ‘fluidity’ of goodness is also recognised by the process of ‘restorative justice’, which is becoming more and more widely used within European justice systems. Rather than locking ‘bad’ people away - which is unfortunately so widely practiced by the US penal system - restorative justice gives offenders the opportunity to meet their victims, to see how their crimes have affected them, which often leads to a sense of empathy for their victims - which in turn frequently leads to rehabilitation.

So there's hope of redemption for at least *some* so-called bad people.

Owing to the car radio being permanently tuned to BBC Radio 4, my attention was arrested yesterday by a programme pertaining to this very topic. It was an interview with a man who once murdered two people but was rehabilitated in prison and became a Guardian journalist.


(07-05-2017 04:06 AM)ivysunday Wrote:  • All those who urge others to enter into marriage, traditional families, or any organizations are bad (evil) people.

This loftily delivered platitude strikes me as slightly weird. Urging others into marriage seems fairly innocuous, and even forcing others into marriage doesn't necessarily denote bad intent on the part of the ones doing the urging, even if the thing itself is frown inducingly bad - as here.




Yikes! After watching that one, You Tube's autoplay feature brought up this video. It's about female circumcision. Definitely an evil practice, but again, the adults who perpetuate this tradition seem more misguided than evil.
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07-05-2017, 10:59 AM
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(07-05-2017 10:22 AM)clarence clutterbuck Wrote:  Simplistically seeing properties of "good" and "bad/evil" as invested in the person is polarizing and problematic. It's a convenient habit of mind that often doesn't inquire beneath the surface to investigate what makes people behave the way they do. The answer, according to this Psychology Today article is that people have varying abilities to empathize with others and to express compassion and sometimes a deficit in these abilities with resultant bad behaviours can be determined or influenced by adverse early life circumstances.

I liked this bit:

Quote:The ‘fluidity’ of goodness is also recognised by the process of ‘restorative justice’, which is becoming more and more widely used within European justice systems. Rather than locking ‘bad’ people away - which is unfortunately so widely practiced by the US penal system - restorative justice gives offenders the opportunity to meet their victims, to see how their crimes have affected them, which often leads to a sense of empathy for their victims - which in turn frequently leads to rehabilitation.

So there's hope of redemption for at least *some* so-called bad people.

Great article! A lack of empathy is indeed a modern "disease" that unfortunately is spreading...

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07-05-2017, 03:29 PM
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RE: The Standards of Good (Kind) People and Bad (Evil) People
Quote:This loftily delivered platitude strikes me as slightly weird. Urging others into marriage seems fairly innocuous, and even forcing others into marriage doesn't necessarily denote bad intent on the part of the ones doing the urging, even if the thing itself is frown inducingly bad - as here

Urging... fine, that's open to interpretation. But when you say "forcing" someone to marry another is ok, that's wrong. It's immoral to violate another person's freedom in such a way.

Of course, 99% of the forcing is against women....

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07-05-2017, 06:01 PM
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(07-05-2017 03:29 PM)The_Squid Wrote:  
Quote:This loftily delivered platitude strikes me as slightly weird. Urging others into marriage seems fairly innocuous, and even forcing others into marriage doesn't necessarily denote bad intent on the part of the ones doing the urging, even if the thing itself is frown inducingly bad - as here

Urging... fine, that's open to interpretation. But when you say "forcing" someone to marry another is ok, that's wrong. It's immoral to violate another person's freedom in such a way.

Of course, 99% of the forcing is against women....

I'm not saying it's OK, but that although the thing itself is bad (in my infallible opinion), the intention, stemming as it does from ancient tradition, isn't bad and doesn't make the adults who perpetuate the practice bad. It's an example of a phenomenon discussed elsewhere on the forum recently about morality being variable with locality.
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07-05-2017, 07:00 PM
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(07-05-2017 06:01 PM)clarence clutterbuck Wrote:  It's an example of a phenomenon discussed elsewhere on the forum recently about morality being variable with locality.

People say this, but they're wrong... it is demonstrably immoral to use young women (or girls) as property to give away to strangers, whatever culture you're from.

That's why you prefaced your post with "I'm not saying it's OK"... well if it's not OK, then it must be wrong.

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07-06-2017, 02:24 AM
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(07-05-2017 09:47 AM)Lucky-lokean Wrote:  Interesting list, but what's the point here? If you want to generate discussion, just slapping it up there without another word probably isn't going to accomplish much.
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