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Progressive Demoncrats including Satanic Pedophiles.
I would rid the world of mosquitos. Seriously, I hate those little things.
Don't know about best answer, but this is the funniest one.
That's a good one! :)
Kinda new to the whole "evil" bit aren't we? Good for you! j/k...or were you? Cagey little digital minx.....
Like I wasn't mega scrupled as is. "TA" :"
You want to rid the world of the Maker of the Universe, Jesus Christ?
Once again. I have to agree with you! You always have the best answers! Money may be the root of all evil but I don't think erasing money would get rid of people who just want power or pedophiles or sex slavery or just plain slavery (all of which are evil). So, evil has to be the one.
I think most thinking people would agree Evil is the best answer. But evil really isn't a "thing". Related to money: It is peoples approach to money in my opinion. Money is just a tool. However, were money and its associated concept not there...most of those approaches -- to include evil most likely wouldn't exist. Sorta? Evil is subjective to circumstance and morals. Sorta--again. Using the headhunter example. Again-- No time today to really speak to the issue. LOL
This is a danger of conflation, and possibly equivocation. Evil is not a corporeal/spatio-temporal object, but it is or can be, for instance, an object, i.e. "thing" of thought. If you think it through, and following your reasoning, "money" isn't a thing either, in a similar manner that a picture of a pipe is no pipe, nor can an eye see itself. Where they differ is that "pipes" or "eyes" are also material objects. We often think of money as being such, but unless we have an established and REAL medium of exchange, as was gold, then we're really dealing a representation of same, like the dollar bill WAS. (it is now a debt instrument) However, even "money" represents the subjective, the idea of "value". There are skeletons in the desert whose "gold" was water in their final hours. Digression looms. You are right though in that evil is distinct from all "things". Evil is contingent upon and a privation of good; it has no existence of itself, and can't be said to "exist" as "other" things do, but it does exist. Captain Picard exists, but he is not REAL. Where you do and will fall flat every time is in your subjectivist underpinnings. This isn't all your fault, but is a deliberately cultivated EVIL of the age.
Evil is wounded good. To eliminate the essence, the "esse", the "est", is to eliminate the thing under all its accidents as well. I must confess though, I cheated, and poorly copied my answers from the Church. All the evils mentioned, even pedophila horrid as it sounds and is, are good gone horribly wrong.
As another pointed out, and to save you from an error most everyone, at least in the "first world", seems to make at one time or another, myself included, it is the LOVE of money that is the root of (all sorts) of evil, and not money itself. Some cheeky sorts will try to trip you up with things like that. "Where did Adam keep his wallet?"
Sounds good, but you cannot have good without evil
Dualism, Manicheanism, Gnosticism etc. see "S. Augustine" for a more than adequate refutation. This was a pronounced theme of his early life. Can attempt to crayon and fingerpaint it though if you like.
There is lucifer in the Christian faith! Now I am referring to the universe as it exists today not after the second coming
Thats a hard one to answer. I suppose I would wipe out hate. Hate in all forms.
Do you hate it?
That's easy! Money. I've been contemplating that most of my life.
greed would be great to be rid of, but so would having no earthquakes. those things scare me
Same here! :(
I see many answers here... But... I choose selfishness, greed, and the like. Why? Because too many people say "I want". If I were able, I'd make every billionaire, millionaire, rich person, etc, live like someone who has an average salary. Or, for the really bad ones, like someone who has no salary. Maybe then they'll be a little less... Greedy.
Selfishness is not a bad thing. People are taught to believe it is. We are all selfish. If we were not, we would not survive. Instead, we would give the last glass of water to someone else and die, instead of splitting it so we can both live. However, when selfishness becomes greed then, yes, it becomes like an addiction. In the 20th century, television created greed in many. Now, some people even believe they 'need' things like 45 pairs of shoes, 2 or 3 or more vehicles and multiple houses. Poor people think they need 23 cats, etc. It's an illness. But asking for something (selfishness) is our natural inborn power that puts the law of attraction in motion. When we ask, it is given. Every time - no exceptions. And, we are naturally, always asking. It's just that most people are on negative autopilot and they always get what they ask for too. We are very powerful beings but most don't know it and some are just beginning to understand. There is an awakening and I read recently that it is the one thing the globalists are most afraid of. They know this power and it has deliberately been hidden from us. They see that we are awakening and it scares them more than anything else because they know they can't win if we learn to harness it. I think it is no mistake that the awakening is happening in this time. Jesus came here to show us how powerful we are but greedy men intervened, changed the story, and the rest is history. We really can walk on water - and much more. Tony Robbins teaches people to walk through fire. Believe it because everything depends on your belief and your intent.
You totally spent like 20 minutes typing that out. ,_,
Nah! I type really fast. I typed this while I was blinking!
Wow. Takes me ~m sometimes for the letters to catch up to the clicks. Oh, that isn't because I'm fast, but sites/net being slow.
It wouldn't help. That was tried in the 80's and 90's as "the thing for rich people to do". All it did was give them more ideas how to kick poor people out of their buildings because the place had holes and sinks falling off the walls etc. I was very poor in my youth. I had 2 dresses that I switched off for school but my mother insisted they be clean and we were washed each day. She kept a squeeky clean house picking up after 7 people and called the landlord when things needed fixing if she couldn't fix it herself. People don't live like that anymore. Even people with full time jobs and money who rent will trash the place and then move out before anyone notices. It's not about selfishness. It's about Pride and Morals in oneself. Personal responsibility because you don't want to be a loser. (do to others as you would have them do to you) for all people not just the rich ones.
Islam. Hands down the most consistently destructive influence in history.
Circle gets the square!
Actually, we already did that, or nearly so (and the numbers would be even more startling if adjusted for population trends): http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/05/daily-chart-10 See a correlation with anything? Here it is: Atmospheric CO2. CO2 is literally plant food. Plants evolved under CO2 concentrations of of 800ppm and up, but in the modern epoch have been starving. At 200ppm, food crops were at the limits of their growth potential even with modern tech. At the current 400ppm, crop production has gone up an estimated 15% even under drought conditions (because more CO2 makes plants need less water), but studies on plants grown in CO2 enclosures show that under good conditions it's more like 300%. And this has effectively ended famine as we used to know it; famine now is primarily a function of collapsed governments, like Somalia.
Well hey man. First response of yours seen. Howzit?