Are humans righteous or evil in nature?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Saint, May 28, 2020.

  1. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Stop projecting your anger on an innocent.
    Saint posited a true statement. I did not read a condemnation of all cops.
     
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  3. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Oh boy!

    I'm intrigued I can tell you from down here.
     
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  5. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Have you ever been under arrest?
     
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  7. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    I plead guilty

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    ....When I was 18 years old, I had been drinking with a few mates, and was yahooing and throwing crackers at passing traffic. Some one called the cops, and this dirty big Crown Sergeant grabbed me, and told me to piss off home, with the bugger standing on my toes with his size 13's....after directing me three or four times to get home [with him standing on my toes] and giving me a clip around the ears when I obviously could not move, he finally let me go with a good swift kick up the clacker!!!

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  8. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Not necessarily. Poverty (scarcity of resources) is not exclusive to humans. It's one of nature's major methods of population control.
     
  9. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Fighting, war, and violence are all human nature, but they are seemingly neutral things and by nature they are paradoxes, and I am opposed to them as a non-violent pacifist. So I would say human beings are both good and evil ala Adam and Eve.
     
  10. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    And then there are those who find the question so confusing they cannot distinguish between bovine and human.

    The answer to the question is straightforward, and also, as it happens, as useless as the question:

    It depends on who defines "righteous" and "evil". Beyond that, we can observe that humans are frail and imperfect. What we mean by frailty and imperfection includes basic inconsistency, e.g., a social creature behaving antisocially.

    If, for instance, we need reach back to Aquinas and the question of a blind horse, we're probably doing it wrong.
     
  11. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Bovine and human are both animals, sure one isn't sentient to the same degree as the other but "righteousness and evil" are religious and therefore supernatural concepts which are equally irrelevant to both bovine and human.

    Surely even the manga sect can grasp that?
     
  12. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    How do you know Saint is innocent?
     
  13. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Instinct.
     
  14. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    In other words.

    You're just dissing me.
     
  15. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Yes, I'm pretty sure the "manga sect" is capable of grasping the idea of cheap make believe.
     
  16. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    OK, good. Just checking. I get the make believe but I wasn't sure about the reality part.
     
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