insanitybytes22 provides a bit of personal testimony here, but mostly she provides her insights on our susceptibility to evil. She uses her commentary on https://artaxes.wordpress.com/2022/08/25/evil-loves-stupid/, a post artaxes wrote as a launch point.
I found what insanitybytes22 useful because it helps to explain something difficult to understand, why we have difficulty recognizing when we are doing something wrong.
So Artaxes Brainbench has been sparking some interesting discussion about the nature of evil. Let me back up a little bit, JP Sears, the comedian and social commentary guy released a short video about evil that was simple, but enlightening. Sklyjd, who is an evangelizing atheist, came along attempted to object in a manner that reflects his completely incoherent worldview and the pot was thus stirred.
Much like JP Sears, I also once changed my mind about evil. In my case it may go a bit deeper than that. I sometimes say God covered my eyes, much like one might cover a child’s eyes when you pass by a car wreck. Probably until my late 20’s I would just roll my eyes and go, “there’s no such thing as evil, that’s so dumb.” So I didn’t rationalize my way to greater wisdom and understanding like JP did, it was more…
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