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What's the origin of Evil? - of sorrow? of suffering? of inequality?

The eternal existential question has been asked, in the West, usually as: 'What is the origin (or cause) of evil?'.



In Buddhism the question is asked differently - and that leads to different types of answers: What's the cause of suffering? Susanna asked in her version of this question: what about justice? aren't ethics important?.



I'd like to go… Read More

Added by Katinka Hesselink on June 18, 2009 at 11:14am — 6 Comments

Some Thoughts on Evil

I think "Evil" should be defined as "doing anything that is to the detriment of your own species." This would include murder, adultery (for various practical reasons), thievery ( breaks down trust that the community needs for survival), any kind of damaging emotional abuse, abuse of power, etc. It would of course include pedophilia, which is damaging to children, but not homosexuality, because, though it doesn't further the species, you can't force someone to join the gene pool. Some people are… Read More

Added by Susanna on May 24, 2009 at 11:30pm — 66 Comments

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