I will try to learn to be more succinct in order for us to communicate more effectively.
What am I trying to express that it seems like evil and good is a "grey" area, no? A good person who loves people and hates evil, and by evil I mean any act which this hypothetical person sees to be damaging for himself and others.
However, like in the hypothetical question in which this good person might end up inside, like where for example he would have a dying child but the only way to save the child would be to kill another man's child. Would he do it? What is stronger his love for his child or his love for goodness and humanity in general?
What if a good portion of the people who people consider to be "evil" had their evil acts motivated by love for something/someone else? However, then we have the question, when exactly a certain/specific "love" can be a justification for someone doing an "evil" act`?
Of course, killing someone due to one's own love for money seems to be in no way justifiable. But what if this money is needed to save a friend's life for example?
If good and evil is subjective, the from the side of the benefit of the a particular individual, what matters is the well-being of yourself and then your friends/family and then your nation and then your race and then humanity, in the order of the "usual-way" peoples closeness to someone?
I put the individual at the very beginning of the "chain-of-importance" because without "you" there is no existence/reality, at least for You. Therefore what is the most important thing is the survival of You and thus your existence.
To prioritize your own child for the sake of their survival is instinctive, that is just so all cards are on the table.
Multiple factors then count in on what is the lesser of two evils, and judging this is also awkwardly difficult. One factor is, which of the children is most promising of them and/or has the highest potential for Being, but this is seldom easy to judge and things may not be as they seem and misinterpretation is probably easily made.
If there is no way of seeing which one is most promising then there is also no cause to perform the murder in order to save your child. We cannot circumvent that trying to save your child greedily is instinctive too and many people would probably be biased by the bodily in the situation. It is being strong mentally to avoid giving in the instinct in times of distress and remaining rational then. Your dying child gives you no right to end the life of another for its sake.
My verdict is that you can never justify killing someone else's child in order to save your own, and if you do this is an instinctive act. Personally I would consider it to be a situation of testing your mind to expose you to it, and the best rational decision is to let your child die rather than ending another person's life.
Furthermore, even if the other person is evil while your close one is seemingly goodly, this still does not give you the right to replace the evil one's life for your next of kin. The problem lies in that you do not know the mental status of the evil person, this person may have made a misstep in life but is actually more developed than he/she seems. Yes, the problem is an evil person may be a disillusioned developed person who turns right eventually.
Aviel: Immanuel, Thank You very much for the work you do. Thank you for your insight, IM SINCERELY THANKFUL! There are people to whom your work is very important, and I can and will raise my hand for being one of them.
Jul 31, 2017 10:29:55 GMT
Immanuel: You are welcome, hansolo. It is for your sake that I am doing it primarily, but I am also a bit curious myself regarding the underlying lore. Persistent research and critical thinking has led to a great breakthrough.
Aug 13, 2017 19:08:46 GMT
nullandvoid: Wondering what a future with only non-dualistic people would be like?
Jan 28, 2018 14:53:12 GMT
Immanuel: Symbiotic existence, like a permanent telepathic coexistence. This is why humans are placed to learn to coexist on Earth on a very basic level and even with marriages, in order to be ready for a greater union by developing from there.
Feb 2, 2018 21:32:19 GMT
Immanuel: Our challenge here is Homo sapiens' self-preservation and other instinctive drives/motivations, which makes people think in "dualistic" ways.
Feb 2, 2018 21:34:12 GMT
hftwo: Immanuel do you believe that You will be able to do "Godly" things during this Immanuel-life-time? Because I do think if Jesus said that you will. e able to do these things and even greater! But logically thinking to get Godlike powers...
Oct 4, 2018 10:48:45 GMT
hftwo: ... one needs to become perfect /totally complete as a being. I do not count on my self, because it seems like the sex commandment is something that I usually break.
Oct 4, 2018 10:49:35 GMT
hftwo: How can I count myself as a perfect being if I cannot control the reproduction urges of the body?
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:10 GMT
hftwo: But at the same time, I do not want to be a human any longer, I do not want to be weak any longer.
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:49 GMT
cerulean: learning to live each day as the last i.e giving our best at each moment, not allowing for sloppiness in thinking and doing, not even for a second. Not allowing the postponing of what should be done
Oct 10, 2018 18:51:29 GMT
cerulean: We should learn to do that, and then all other things will be easier. By adopting a way of being instead of just focusing on abolishing those apparent wrong acts such as masturbation.
Oct 10, 2018 18:55:42 GMT
Immanuel: I might seem to prescribe impossible goals, but I also say that we do reside in a creature which is an animal and you will not be rid of its functionality without killing it and the creature as an animal has needs which are inevitable.
Nov 4, 2018 21:01:04 GMT
Immanuel: What the "Ten Commandments" counteract is the enslaving effects of the body. Furthermore, I am still not convinced about what the seventh command says as it probably says "unnecessary sex". Jesus gave a recommendation of not even looking upon a woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:05:37 GMT
Immanuel: Jesus' word of not even looking upon a woman (or man) suits that of no unnecessary sex. It is about that sexual trigger in the mind which is spoke of. Pay attention to that translators usually add "other" within parentheses, meaning it is about ANY woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:11:06 GMT
Immanuel: "but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28 NASB
Nov 4, 2018 21:17:55 GMT
cerulean: Right, so one should probably adopt an entire way of living, instead of focusing on one thing, because many other things can lead to that one thing you are trying to keep away from.
Nov 5, 2018 12:44:38 GMT
Immanuel: Yes, this is about a way of living rather than a dumb set of rules. People have incorrectly referred to the so-called 'Ten Commandments' as laws to uphold for the sake of worship, but this is wrong. They are guidelines in order to maintain a conscious lif
Nov 5, 2018 18:38:31 GMT
Immanuel: Unfortunately the first lines of the Commandments were distorted so badly it looks like they sanction religious worship. While they seem to promote relinquishing the mind, the truth is they that say the straight opposite.
Nov 5, 2018 18:43:25 GMT
hftwo: Just "Be" is that simple
Jan 11, 2019 12:54:40 GMT
hftwo: You have everything You need, You have Yourself, or is it?
Jan 11, 2019 12:55:25 GMT