Black Spirituality Religion : Selfishness: Root of all Evil?

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  1. karmashines

    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    Do you think selfishness is the root of all evil?
     
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    naw, money is...........
     
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    The desire for power is the root of evil. Men have a God Complex.....
     
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    I would say it's Ignorance.
     
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    Karm

    I think it's a major root of evil but not THEE root of all evil.

    A good example is how a lot of people will sacrifice their lives for the cause of an evil dictator like Hitler.

    Most Nazi soldiers gained nothing personally for the atrocities they committed yet evil was still being practiced through mass murder and torture.
    It's the same for most acts of evil, the grunts make selfLESS sacrifices to do the dirty work of the dictators.

    I suppose you can make the argument that the selfish leaders who promote this type of wickedness is the root of it.


    I also agree with Sek that ignorance is another major root of evil because it's through ignorace that so many people are manipulated into doing evil.
     
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    I think jealousy is the major root of evil. When we look outside of ourselves, to ponder and drool over anothers acomplishments, almost immediately, greed, lust, ignorance, hate, selfishness, and the desire for power, comes in to play. All it takes is one negative starting point, then negative energy has a door to come through!
     
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    I'm not talking about what a specific religion says, (though I welcome Christians to give an argument on why they might believe this). I'm talking about what is the main theme in all evil acts? Rape and molestation (for example), are sins that are not associated with money.
     
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    if i can't have money, i'll go for mental illness.
    people who commit horrific acts generally have a character defect.
    mix that in with some ignorance, season with insensitivity and you've got evil.
     
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    peace Karm,

    I would say it is a combination of many things, but the foundation being a lack of knowledge of self & for our enemy the knowledge that he/she does have of themselves.......

    If we are made in the image and likeness of our heavenly father, then man and women should evolve to that perfection of God/Goddess....

    "the fruit does not fall to far from the tree"
     
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    Hotep Ala Antuk / Antut < Karmashines >



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