Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by buttercup, Nov 18, 2018.
... do you believe is at the root of most of the world’s evils? You can vote for up to two things.
Fear...….fill in the blank of what you fear and it creates or becomes any of those listed and more besides
OK, thanks for your thoughts. But how does that explain things like pedophilia, rape, human trafficking, etc.?
There are many different types of evil. No one or two descriptive words can explain it all. I think drug and alcohol abuse can cause evil to happen. So can blind ambition or greed. I think abortion is evil. So is genocide.
Different kinds and scope of evil. Too bad.
Still going with the classic...
Yes, it’s true that there are different types of evil. And I definitely agree that drug / alcohol abuse causes people to do evil things. But I was thinking about it and it seems to me that just about every evil stems from selfishness (caring only about oneself and one’s own pleasure)....And when selfishness is coupled with a lack of empathy, it’s even worse. Which ends up affecting not only the victim, but the world overall, eventually.
Thanks. Not to be nitpicky, but the Bible says it’s the love of money (not money itself) that is at the root of all kinds of evil. Anyway, I thought of that, but it seems to me that falls in the category of selfishness.
Could also tie in with lack of empathy and dishonesty.
Fear of rejection?
I guess that’s possible, but maybe a lust for power would explain those things better. I probably should’ve added that to the list, but being power-hungry kind of goes hand-in-hand with selfishness, I think.
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