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ROOT OF ALL EVIL

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ROOT OF EVIL

“Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards;  that evil spreads.
This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.”

~ Soren Kierkegaard ~

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Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and the philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables. Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a “single individual”, giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment.

PANDORA: EVIL AND HOPE

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pandoraPainting by Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator

Pandora’s box is an artifact in Greek mythology The “box” was actually a large jar given to Pandora which contained all the evils of the world.  Today the phrase “to open Pandora’s box” means to perform an action that may seem small or innocent, but that turns out to have severely detrimental and far-reaching consequences.  In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to create her. So he did, using water and earth. The gods endowed her with many gifts: Athena clothed her, Aphrodite gave her beauty, Apollo gave her musical ability, and Hermes gave her speech.

Pandora was given a wedding gift of a beautiful jar, with instructions to not open it under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity (given to her by the gods), Pandora opened it and all evil contained therein escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped; except for one thing that lay at the bottom – the Spirit of Hope, named Elpis. Pandora, deeply saddened by what she had done, feared she would have to face Zeus’ wrath, since she had failed her duty. However, Zeus did not punish Pandora because he knew this would happen. So, what kind of an asshole is Zeus to allow Evil into the world?

EVIL EXISTS IN THE WORLD.  “HOPE” DOES NOT PUT IT “BACK IN THE BOX”.  THIS REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO SEE EVIL WHERE IT EXISTS.  THEN STRENGTH OF WILL, RUTHLESS DETERMINATION, AND FEARLESS COURAGE TO PUT IT “BACK IN THE BOX”.

CONFRONTING EVIL

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POWER - BANKERSAN AVERAGE HUMAN BEING CANNOT DETECT OR CONFRONT EVIL, EVEN WHEN IT’S STANDING IN FRONT OF THEM.

SOLUTION: DON’T BE AN AVERAGE HUMAN BEING. LEARN TO CONFRONT EVIL.

“EVIL:  The calculated intention, whether covert or overt, to diminish the well-being or survival potential of spiritual beings or sentient life forms in any universe.” – Lawrence R. Spencer

HERE ARE A FEW OTHER DEFINITIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU DETECT EVIL IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT:

1. Having qualities tending to injury.

2. Morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.

3. Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days. — Evil speaking, speaking ill of others; calumny; censoriousness. — The evil one, the Devil; Satan; Syn. — Pernicious; injurious; hurtful; destructive; wicked ; corrupt; perverse; vicious; calamitous.

4. Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings.

5. Wickedness, malevolence, the desire to do people wrong. To take power for yourself at the expense of others, and then using it in the most ruthless and vile of ways. It is hurting people for no good reason at all, horrifically destroying their lives. It is tying damsels in distress to railroad tracks and then twirling about in a mustache and black cape. It is hate and wrath and rage.