Posted by Adam Arterbridge on September 13, 1998 at 20:48:38:
In Reply to: Good and Evil posted by Achilles on September 13, 1998 at 20:23:04:
Good and evil are not choices. They aren't based on what one person believes. If a person commits a murder, believing that what he or she has done is good, it is still an evil act. The idea of good and evil is a universal truth. The great religions of the world, the system of laws that govern the planet, are all based on universal truths of right and wrong that are based on what humanity inherently knows is the correct and incorrect way to behave.
A person is not sent to Hell because they disagree with another person's opinion. A person is sent to Hell because they have made the wrong choice based on these universal truths.
Besides, if a person decides what they like is good and what they don't like is evil, then their opinion governs whether they should be sent to Hell or not. And it's hard to imagine anyone wanting to go to hell.
Essentially, people do not decide what is good or evil. A higher power dictates right and wrong, and humanity instinctively knows the rules that this higher power has set down.
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