Does having knowledge of evil cause a person to commit evil?


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

One thing, though, is the repeated attempt toward good and the desire for such. Yes, one does think of finally having arrived at a place, to a state of solution from which evil no longer rises. Philosophers have wanted that; religious texts speak of it. Both of these in the ideas of Utopia, of Paradise, or of Heaven (Hell, even, as a symbol of judgment) are ideas of that finality. It is the human desire for relief, again manifest in what humans think and aspire for as societies and individuals.

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January 29, 2020

Bipolar disorder – the inner conflicts arising from trying to reconcile the Old and New Testament writings


All Writings, Bipolar Disorder, Psychology

Bipolar disorder has become the accepted name given to the manifest inner conflicts of disturbed individuals.  While there are questions and concerns over the diagnosis of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) itself, there are special considerations that arise as a person’s beliefs are considered.  The source of those beliefs also invariably comes into question.  Aside from […]

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May 16, 2018

The exclusive focus on physical things will create an imbalance


All Writings, Blog, Observations, Psychology, Self improvement

There has been a noticeable insistence on physical things in recent times.  It has been very deliberate, systematic, and evident of great intelligence.  Who are its proponents is not the most important thing.  One could, of course, examine the sayings of modern, atheist thinkers like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins.  Listening to such intelligent men […]

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February 5, 2018

It’s okay to be superstitious right now


All Writings, Blog

Why would anyone knowingly want to be superstitious!  There is enough trouble in life without being such.  Yes, it is not wrong to reach this conclusion.  However, when you look at the lack of reason in human society, it does give one cause for wonder.  One wonders specifically in this way: We have today, a […]

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January 13, 2018

What is required to even consider changing one’s beliefs to explore better possibilities for the future?


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

The last post went through a consideration of the possibility of changing one’s beliefs.  It is a task best considered worth undertaking for the sake of survival.  Beliefs are also to be considered as a subject for change in the interest of preservation, longevity, and continuity.  Our existing generations would not be the first to […]

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December 29, 2017