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Re: Evil Jost

Posted by rayww on September 24, 2006, at 9:22:09

In reply to Re: Evil, posted by Jost on September 23, 2006, at 11:51:56

> The concept of evil isn't one that comes naturally to me.
>
> I use the word occasionally for its emotional or rhetorical effect, if I especially feel horrified or repelled by some act of someone--or acts-- but I don't mean it literally. I mean it figuratively--
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> For me, evil has a religious significance, not just a moral one-- or it's a type of reification of something more fluid and unspecifiable, located in action, not in thingness.
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> I personally separate morality from religion, even though religions embrace many moral principles.
>

A thought provoking reply Jost. However, the principles of morality were here long before the word "religion". Maybe morality has more to do with religion than religion itself. Religion is as much how we live as how we worship. If you want to know what a person believes, you watch what they do.

> Jost
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