Good and evil

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    “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness — they have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because He was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means — the only complete realist. - CS Lewis
     
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    Matthew 4:3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

    Philippians 3:19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.
     
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    I think evil is people that mistreat people and kill people because they don't agree with them. Now that is evil.

    Good is doing what Jesus did and caring for those people with compassion.
     
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    Then go and do likewise
     
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    so sad people would use such a portrayal for humanity or that complete has no companion but a false idol used by those who chose to be incomplete as sinners that worship the selfserving fallacy, they are the evil without a struggle.
     
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    Ya some people are so devoid of decency they show Jesus flipping the bird
     

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