January 30, 2013
When a given consultant or advisor in life tells you, do not see evil or talk evil or hear evil, is this possible to not do the evil things mentioned while living in this world or it is the definition of evil that should be considered here? What is evil? Is evil something that has power over man/woman that can cheat or deceive others to do something bad? If that is the case, what is the wrong of person who commits evil? Is evil a power or a choice people make in life?
In traditional sense, there are given societies who consider evil as if it is come under the cover of snake who gave a power to woman who was brought up from the side of man, and deceive a man. How come a person who brought by one’s side can deceive oneself for one thinks that one is better and stronger than a person that can come from one’s side unless that person who is brought up by the side has different power as claimed, evil power? And is this possible to accept such understanding by today? It is not possible.
One of the interesting aspect of human reality is the blame shift thing in which people tend to deny or reject their wrong doing from the desire of being considered as holy or perfect, and they require another object who should take the blame so that what they always do is considered as correct and they are the type of people of no mistake, and thus they find another matter that should take the blame. This matter takes the blame of everyone, but at the end of the day, one could find that this matter is just nothing, but a fictitious reality that is created by those people who think they are perfect.
Why do people seek other objects of understanding for their blame shift purpose? Why do people seek pointing fingers on others than accepting their own failure? Why do people demand different justifications for the grievous errors they commit in life? Is this from the desire of being good? Is this from the desire of seeking prestigious recognitions from others by virtue of their achievements and accomplishment they make in life? Most people tend to justify their integrity as if they are nice not by doing the right and correct thing, but rather by pointing fingers on others. Why?
It is essential to note here that people can do both good and bad things in life as result of their moral choices they make in life. Such goodness and badness are relative and contextual in most cases. Although there are underlined facts and assumptions for the acts that are considered as good and bad, which is detected by the outcome of the acts, such acts are mostly governed by the type of personality people do have in life, which is made from their environment they are shaped in such as—religion, education, family, friends, community and the like—that tell a given person to be like this or that.
A given person is liked by others since that person does an act which is liked by others. This act is contextual and relative since acts have different category. For example, prayer in religious setting is a good act. However the type of prayer people make does have a difference between people since the content matters. A given group of people could pray like, our father in heaven as your will is in heaven, let it be on the earth; where as another group of people could pray like, our father as your will is already on heaven and the earth, please make your will to interfere in our life. The act is same, but content is different.
This is subjective. The application and the content could be different. One could pray adding different kinds of body movements; the other could not make any specific movement. The point in here is about attitude that makes people to belong or be identified as good or notorious in given circle of people. In this case, there are people who could make the prayer, but not add any movement, and there are people who make prayer by making movement, but both are making prayers. Those who make prayers with body movement can be considered as good ones in given circle, but those who do not could be considered as notorious. This is contextual.
When one goes further about the matter that makes people to do movements while addressing prayer as justified by others guided by “holy spirit”, and those who do prayer by making no movement of the body which are considered as notorious guided by “ evil spirit”, which is subjective and being judgmental. It is not possible to receive same answer while worshiping different and opposite powers by asking same question in prayer one is making since one is good and the other is bad. The problem here is with the perception of such powers.
The crux here is on the answer in which people expect reply by making prayer in which there are people who consider prayer as asking, and when they receive an answer, then, they say, my prayer is answered. In this case, whatever movement people make, they could receive an answer. Can one say here that a person who makes no body movement and receive nice answer, and worship evil as the one receives same answer that makes body movement worship holy power? In this regard, if evil is capable to give good answer, the problem is the way evil is perceived.
When people do good, they are praised and they feel grateful about the thing they have come up. When people do bad, they curse evil and the blame goes to that evil. Here, where is the free will of these people in which they thank the holy spirit that makes them achieved, they blame the evil thing for their failures. These people are by default some kind of machines in which such spirits are acting. They are war fields of these spirits than being a human.
Hence, they need some kind of overhaul to make them a human than consider them people who interact and communicate with Freewill. Being human means having such freewill, the moral choice to do good and bad, otherwise when human reality has lost its freedom, its being human stops. It becomes something else than having the necessary quality of being human. Here, they could need guidance and perspective to bring them to the right and correct reality—the human reality.
The tendency of being good as if one belongs to a particular group of society and the tendency of labeling others as bad since they deviate from their given circle is contextual and subjective in which being closer to one means being farther to the other. In this regard, closeness is relative. Thus people come up with mindset by labeling others “sinners” and “holy” due to such mindset already designed, by way of life and system underway. When one is sinner, one is removed; where as one is holy, one is considered as important.
For instance, when a given society forbids confession of sins before men is forbidden, it is forbidden. There is no need to be rocket scientist to explain this matter. This does not mean that one makes more sins since it is forbidden to confess. This does not facilitate people to make more sins, but gives authority and capacity to individuals to be conscious of their own selves to function in way they cannot harm others as they mature and rejects others people authority and power on their life. This reduces the amount of tricks and the play few people do like; I am the boss, game on others and provide the equality and equal accountability of functions and acts.
Good and bad are dual aspects of human acts and communications, people judge people by the extent and degree of their communication and interaction. The good in given community mindset could be considered as bad in another community mindset. Whichever standard and mindset people have and the type of community standards people design, good is something that can bring nice feelings to others and bad is something that hurts feelings of others. In this case, misunderstanding and misinterpretations between people is normal.
Thus, the solution here is further discussions and different way of understanding in which people should be understood by the context of their culture and their personal exposures in life than judge them by one’s own, which could lead to disappointments and wrong ends. It is not possible to bring the people of the earth in one or same standards, since there are different understandings and perceptions that could not go in conformity with what is put on the norm; and there are cases in which such deviations from the norm could result and become centers of standards as times goes by as history testifies.
The good in one given society is good in others as there are similarities; and there are cases in which the bad in any given community could be considered as good in different mindset or community. Such variations in standard and thinking and acts are the becoming nature of this world. This is not to create such centers of standards but to indicate there are other aspects of human existence that goes like in different undertakings than as expected, promised and agreed since situations dictate human reality and community undertakings. This is also not to deny that bad is bad in whichever culture and community it exists, such as killing others and the like.