ANSWERS: 6
  • Not. Good and Evil co-exist in this world all the time! They co-exist in me.
  • There is no light without the darkness.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Hi Archie Bunker, you have feedback.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Hello Archie Bunker, I'm not sure if you know: you can only receive emails in your answer or when someone else shares an answer and likes. I figured I would let you know when you have feedback in my answer. Or you can keep checking back to keep track of this subject.
    • Archie Bunker
      I get an email when someone likes or comments on my answers/questions. Usually anyway.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Hi Archie, you misunderstood my 2nd comment. Email notifications on Answerbag are only available when someone else answers a question you have answered or leaves a comment, even liking answers. When you leave a comment on another answer, you will not get notified, unless you check back. That's what I do when I leave other people comments. In this case, I am letting you know when you have feedback in my answer so you can stay in touch.
    • Archie Bunker
      Gotchya
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Now you get it.
    • Archie Bunker
      This all seems to among the list of ongoing issues with AB. The notifications aren't consistent, the lack of reply when you try to contact the admins. But hey, we did get emojis to add to our comments!
  • In this world, the answer relies in the logic of the two sides of the coin: "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's." (Matthew 22:21) Perfect sense in heads or tails. Good overcomes evil within yourself, but evil is the greatest obstacle to belief in the existence of God when you speak of coexistence.
    • Archie Bunker
      But you don't have to believe in God for you to recognize something as evil and have the moral conviction to overcome it.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      I don't think you want to argue over religious matters if you're willing to go over the 100th mark comment with me. Let's do it anyways for entertainment. The last time we had a discussion was in one of my questions. My question got deleted, so I couldn't address your comments.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Quote: "But you don't have to believe in God for you to recognize something as evil" Incorrect. Atheists do not believe in God and they reject the existence of evil. Psalm 10:4 "In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, There is no God." We know what God stands for. The contrary has never been in Atheist thinking. I see a *Facepalm.*
    • Archie Bunker
      Jenny, I'm not sure what the 100th mark thing means, but I always enjoy debates. Even ones on religion. But for some background, I was raised Catholic. I do believe in God, I'm just not always in agreement with the Church and it's policies and doctrines. But, here we go.....Evil is defined as something profoundly wicked or immoral. You don't have to believe in a higher being to recognize something as profoundly immoral. And quoting scripture doesn't make your argument any more valid. That just shows circular thinking. I always go back to the fundamental truth of any religion. It's based on faith. Faith alone. Quoting scripture that there is a God, does not make it any more real. It's each person's intrinsic beliefs that give the faith it's power. I think that facepalm might be your own.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Quote: "I'm not sure what the 100th mark thing means, but I always enjoy debates." !00th mark means over 100 comments. Those are my favorite when there is nothing going on Answerbag. I understand what you mean how you were a raised as a Catholic, but the observation here is not about why you became a Catholic or how you disagree with the Church and their teachings. The observation you brought up is between believers and non-believers.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Quote: "And quoting scripture doesn't make your argument any more valid." It makes my argument more valid to other people reading. Having reference is better than hearing a person's emotions, as why you believe in this or that. Quote: "It's each person's intrinsic beliefs that give the faith it's power. I think that facepalm might be your own." Think again, Do you know what you are arguing here? You CLAIM people don't have to believe in God to recognize evil. My rebuttal in which you haven't disproved relies in the ungodliness of Atheism to reject the existence of evil.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Take note: whether you accept the Bible or not, that's not my problem. Psalm 10:4 is based on wisdom. It is aimed at the ungodly person who does not see the consequences of evil that lead to death in Romans 6:23.
    • Archie Bunker
      "relies in the ungodliness of Atheism to reject the existence of evil." I'm not following your logic here. The question relates to good and evil, not believers in or against God. Your response put out the notion that Atheist cannot believe in evil because they don't believe in God. I find fault with that argument in as much as any rational person can see things as intrinsically good or as intrinsically bad. Most can look at a newborn baby laughing and see that as good, irregardless of their belief or non-belief in God. They can also watch people getting stoned to death in public for having the audacity to be homosexual and recognize it as an evil act, again, regardless of any question of faith. I can read the case files of Jeffrey Dahmer and see the evil in the guy and not have to attribute it to any type divine being. That's where I reject your logic. Your belief in God is all fine and well, along with the attributes you place with it. But when you start mentioning something being proved or disproved, that's where the line gets drawn at religion. Any religion. I think what you might be saying is that Atheists reject your idea of what is evil only because you seem to assert that evil is only able to have a religious connotation to it. Evil can only exist in the realm of faith. That is an argument that I reject.
    • Archie Bunker
      As far the the 100 comments, I have no idea to what you're referring to. I see only 5 answers here with no indication of how long this question has been up. Maybe I'm seeing or not seeing different things than ya'll.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Quote, "I'm not following your logic here. The question relates to good and evil, not believers in or against God." Here is were the second face palm comes in. I NEVER SAID what religious groups or non-religious groups should or should not answer the question in the subject. The question is for everyone. You are claiming people don't have to believe in God to recognize evil - when Atheism is against your logic and for my logic of saying atheists DO NOT recognize evil. As you see, your remarks are narrow-minded and are not accurate.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Quote: "I can read the case files of Jeffrey Dahmer and see the evil in the guy and not have to attribute it to any type divine being." That's what you see in Catholic beliefs, although you should keep in mind how not everyone accepts the existence of evil.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Quote: "Evil can only exist in the realm of faith." The word evil is a descriptive name given to Satan by his sinful nature. The Greek word for evil is "kako." It means wicked and diabolical of the English word devilish. The question in this subject clearly speaks of good and evil. Religious people believe in the existence of evil in general in comparison to the absence of evil that is teached in Atheism. Popular atheist questions: "If God exists, why is there evil in the world?" Along with: "How can a loving God tolerate evil in the world?" When LOGIC is used, a devilish inspiration has to exist to trace the origin of evil. What argument can you bring to these comments, knowing evil is not in the vocabulary of non-believers??????????????
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Quote: "I see only 5 answers here" All that matters is that this thread has 13 comments so far. 88 more comments and I will be satisfied. Do yourself a favor and answer my questions.
    • Archie Bunker
      Lemme address all of your comments here – 1 – My remarks are accurate. People, even atheists, can see a person as being a horribly bad person. You don’t need to believe in the devil to see that quality in a bad person. You don’t need to attach a religious connotation to the word evil to make it have the same meaning. You not seeing that is not narrow-minded, it’s close-minded. 2 – This goes back to my first comment where you think that even though the definition of “evil” has some reference to divinity, it’s not a requirement to define the word. Look up the word yourself and see that not every definition of the word carries a divine connection. I can look at Dahmer (as an example) and instead of say that he has the devil in him making him do stuff, I can say he’s just fucked up and is doing nasty, horrible, vile, depraved, immoral, bad things to people. There’s no connection to any kind of belief or non-belief in that. Saying it’s evil is the same thing. It seems that your whole argument is based on the assumption that the word evil is required to carry a religious meaning. It’s not. 3 – “Evil is a descriptive name given to Satan…” is what your faith tells you. Faith. Faith says there is a god and a devil. Some faiths say there are not and it’s actually the aliens running everything. Some say everything is preordained and you have no free will at all. That’s up to you to believe or dismiss. As far as atheists and their questions, I can actually present, what I see as valid, arguments for both sides of their questions but that’s for another time. Again, I believe it all comes back to this part….”a devilish inspiration has to exist to trace the origin of evil.” That’s where you’re wrong. You’re generalizing what you believe into what you think others believe because you attach a certain meaning to the word evil (as many people do). But obviously, not everyone does.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Quote: "Lemme address all of your comments here – 1 – My remarks are accurate." Sure, be my guest and guess again: your comments are inaccurate in the fact that Atheism is about disbelief. Atheists deny the existence of God based on the evil, pain and suffering they observe in the world. Quote: "People, even atheists, can see a person as being a horribly bad person." Anybody can be a horribly bad person when they make "mistakes" in life. One mistake too many out of habit leads to an evil person.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Quote: "You don’t need to believe in the devil to see that quality in a bad person." This remark does not hold water. We as humans are not perfect. We all do bad things. Quote: "You don’t need to attach a religious connotation to the word evil to make it have the same meaning." The word evil is a religious concept in the word diabolical. Again, atheists do not believe in God or in Satan to speak of the word of evil. Quote: "You not seeing that is not narrow-minded, it’s close-minded." It is not closed-mindedness on my behalf, since I am not an atheist, yet I am being an advocate for them to broaden my views.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Quote: "2 – This goes back to my first comment where you think that even though the definition of “evil” has some reference to divinity, it’s not a requirement to define the word." Once more, evil is based on profound immorality and wickedness, Quote: "Look up the word yourself" Every dictionary points out to the word wicked which is a title for Satan. The word bad you impose does not support your claims, now that everyone tends to do bad things to repeat myself.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      To your remarks about Jeffrey Dahmer, any religious group can see the wickedness in comparison to non-believers who thought he was another bad man in society. The word bad applies to anyone who is imperfect. Quote: "It seems that your whole argument is based on the assumption that the word evil is required to carry a religious meaning." Not exactly, FOR THE THIRD TIME, you are claiming people don't have to believe in God to recognize evil. Your epic continues to fail in my open-minded view to know what Atheism is about. Quote: "3 – “Evil is a descriptive name given to Satan…” is what your faith tells you." And it's what atheists do not and I repeat DO NOT acknowledge evil to be 100% accurate in this subject.
    • Archie Bunker
      You're circular arguments are not convincing me, Jenny. You're applying your own ideas to words so that they mean what you want them to mean. You're using your own ideas to justify your ideas and it doesn't work. Sorry, but keep trying.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Either you are closed-minded or you are trying to stand your ground. It looks more like you are trying to stand your ground. After all, this is Answerbag were nobody likes to be corrected. I must say: keep trying, cause it is not working for you. The idea of Atheism is a gateway to moral anarchy, Secularists and atheists use words like good and bad, but never evil.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Quote: "You're using your own ideas to justify your ideas and it doesn't work." Not exactly, letting you know how atheists think are not my ideas and I will prove it. I am a Bible-Thumper, and I am PROUD of it. I've got a habit of attracting atheists on every forum I participate in for circular reasoning. I have had many discussions with them, proving how evil is manifested in the world through the descriptive name that was given to the wicked one known as Satan as the chief and foremost slanderer of God. This is were the word evil comes into play by the corruption in the world. Their views is that the world is just bad. Michael Jackson said he was 'Bad', but it doesn't mean he was evil or was he?
    • Jenny Rizzo
      BTW, I will let you know what's bad in your sentence and I quote: "You're circular arguments" - the word "your" is a possessive. It means something belongs to you. The word "you're" is short for you are to correct your grammar. *Ouch*
    • Archie Bunker
      Trying to be grammar Nazi is evil. And that has nothing to do with religion.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Wrong again. One small denomination that survived in Nazi Germany were the Seventh-Day Adventists. It is not evil to correct your grammar. That is how you can learn to write proper English.
  • The Apostle Paul asked this question, “What sharing does light have with darkness?” (2 Cor 6:14). I do not agree with your statement.
  • Have you never been to a Safeway?
    • Archie Bunker
      Can it be worse than WalMart?
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Archie Bunker, Kmart is at the top of the list. That's the reason most of them went out of business.
    • Archie Bunker
      I think Kmart when out of business because they sold junk. At least WalMart sells their junk cheaper than Kmart did. Hell, Hills was better than Kmart.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Archie Bunker, I really don't see anything wrong with Walmart, other than it's a rat race when you shop there. They do sell well-known brand products in footwear from Avia and Asics to electronic brands such as LG and Samsung to preferred brand tires and etc to compete with Amazon. What famous brands did/does Kmart bring to compete with Walmart?
  • Yes they have to exist together. We wouldn't know what good was if we didn't have anything to compare it to which is bad

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