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I have traveled the world, i have seen many things, good and evil seem solely perception to me, what do you think?

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I think you've been reading too much William Blake.

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never heard of the author
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He was an 18th century poet that wrote basically that same thing.
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It only makes sense ......... places in the middle east there are many things hat are completely acceptable.... even in the east things that are common place..... things in the west even common... if you evaluate the 3 major cultures on this planet you see major contradictions and major differences in what is good and evil
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There are very few objective truths, all others a subjective based on culture and time. Protect the young, do not kill without cause, treat others as you wish to be treated, these are the objective truths shared by all humans that possess sound mental functions.
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Protect the young i can agree with. Kill without cause.. well there has been much killing over the millenia with little cause other than "he pi**ed me off" , and if we all treated others as we wished to be treated then this would be a utopia
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Objective truths are those untouched by cultural precepts, in other words, if a dozen people grew up on a deserted island without any influence from adults and with ample resources. Struggles over resources, mating, religion, politics, etc. etc. etc. will affect these objective truths, that's how subjective truths are created.
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i can grant you that if you gain control of a human in the early years of life you can control the way the person will develop..... "Give me the child until he is seven and i will give you the man" the problem with that is nature is set up to weed this into survival of the fittest.
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Well spotted cal. I was thinking the same when I read your post. Star
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Haha! Thanks Shiny! ;)

Agreed Teek, but that leads us away from moral truths and into species survival. But even still, as a social species we are hardwired to help those close to us, the old help the young until the roles reverse and the old are helped by the young.
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Ok i will give you a challenge......outside of your immediate family... how many people do you personally know would do what you describe?
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That the world is corrupted, obviously. That s why we need God to let us know what s right and wrong. Because there will always be people who say things that are right are wrong and things that are wrong are right.

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what is god but a perception of what you think is true and right?
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A perception of what I think is wrong and right cannot make miracles, and cannot change a person from the inside out beginning by a powerful experience.
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@Bryan; More murder has been committed in the name of God than any other reason.
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nerosmom: Christianity teaches to love everyone. The catholic church could ve said they did it in the name of God, but God was not in favor of it.
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You mean you have seen where evil is acceptable and good is not valued?

You seem to be searching for the courage of your own convictions which has thus far been elusive.

Don't matter where you are on this planet, dawg - bad stuff is bad, good stuff is good.

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I have seen places where things in the west considered evil are common place, and i have seen things that in the west considered normal and every day are considered evil by those in the east.
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Still_Phil
Pardon me for doubting you. Or at least your top ten.

You have seen where murder, rape, torture, pedophilia, animal cruelty, spousal abuse, bullying, theft, and vandalism are a matter of perception? Or am I missing the point and you have some lesser evils to discuss ...
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travel to the middle east where molestation of a little boy is common place.... or slaughter of entire opposing villages is acceptable.... you really have a short sighted point of view if you consider bullying, theft and vandalism as major evils.
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Oh, he seeks to shame and inflame! And of course didn't read the "murder and pedophilia" comment preceding bullying, et al,in the 'top ten' list.

I was actually kinda hoping you weren't a troll, its a slow night.

You ain't been nowhere, have ya son. :-) Thanks for playing.
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Mmm keep thinking that kid if it makes you sleep better at night. If you actually read through my other posts you will realize i am prior combat military with several deployments. The things i have saw and done are not things you learned on the latest wiki or twitter
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