(c) 2010 by “MR”
Allow me to make a comment on how I define and perceive Evil, relating it to you from personal standards that should be acceptable as a member of the Human Family, God’s Family.
For me religion is something extremely personal, between me and my Creator. I have voluntarily sought His Guidance and His protection and am striving to live my life with my family in a manner that fits in line with His Teachings, in a manner which is exemplary and morally sound- two criteria that I feel are the fibres of Society. We must abide by these criteria, practising all that is Good in Humanity where we can exhibit love, tolerance, dignity, integrity,compassion, mercy and a deep sense of justice, Truth and fair play.
If we do not, then our lives fall into disrepute, giving rise to greed, hatred, intolerance, selfishness, Racial/Religious racism, which can lead to violence because we have permitted this wickedness to fester in our lives. This to me represents the Evil Face of Humanity.
EVIL: morally wrong or bad; wickedness.
2. – causing harm or injury
3. – quality or an instance of being morally wrong
MORALITY: concerned with or relating to human behaviour,especially the distinction between good and bad or right and wrong.
2. Adhering to conventionally accepted standards of conduct.
Wherever you are in the world, whichever Ethnic background, Race or religion you belong to, be you a Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist, Humanist, Black, Caucasian or Yellow, WE as members of the Human Race/Family, throughout our History, have been bound by our Moral behaviours and our outlook on what is to be “conventionally accepted Standards of conduct” by our fellow peers. We can differentiate, when things go wrong, between What is “morally acceptable” by Norm, or what is not acceptable, not conducive to a fair and honest way of living, which, if left unchecked, can lead to chaos, anarchy and subsequent Evil.- An unhealthy State of mind that will and can only inevitably lead to our early demise.
It is vital to our entire survival, our very Being to ensure that we abide by Moral standards that we had been laid down, throughout the centuries, and down from our forefathers. This allows us consistency and a more stable environment upon which to enjoy our lives and the fruits of our labours. It organises us and “tidies up our way of life, bringing in some form of order that is acceptable to others”
When a minority of us deviates from this, a great shadow passes over us, throwing us into DARKNESS and into murky waters. Every effort must be made by every living individual to seek the path of goodness, to purge our souls and spirits which will hopefully, and optimistically will bring Light into our world, thus permitting us to shed the dark shadows taunting us.
From a spiritual perspective, which I can truthfully say most religions of today aspire to, the forces of Good and Evil exist at present, Light versus Darkness. When you are in the Dark, your vision is inhibited, compromised; it limits you in many ways, being unable to “SEE” the path that needs to be followed. It is not enough to grope in the dark, or to clutch at straw!! We must reach out and take the Path of Light, because it broadens our perceptions; extends our vision, and thus our understanding. We all need Vision to survive as it gives us Hope,for today, for tomorrow. Without this Hope, we cannot survive because this Hope is based on Goodness- a human quality that must never be demeaned or compromised.
The above I know represents a vision of a world that I wish to see but which I know in reality does not exist. That is why it is extremely important for people with good hearts and purity of mind, to ensure that we somehow, find a way of eradicating all the wickedness, the Evil that is poisoning our Lives and endangering God’s Mother Earth that is so innocent and has much to offer us all with its beauty and Universal magnificence.
Our whole being is dominated by how we behave, within ourselves, and to each other. That is the make-up of Human consciousness. We are automatically aware that we must act in a manner which is conducive to a happy way of life, where we can share, cooperate and help our fellow neighbour/friend/family member. Our Emotions and opinions dictate our standards of behaviour.
Positive and extroverted behaviour offers a good and well balanced outlook on life, encompassing all around it, exhibiting our free will to share and respect and tolerate.
Negative or introverted behaviour is the complete opposite to the above as it results only in boxing us in, forming a clique,an exclusion Zone restricted to a private elitist club, denying Rights to others who may not ‘fit in” to its insular perceptions, leading to hatred and prejudices our respect and love for our Human Family, forcing its will on our freedoms and free spirit.
No-one is perfect. No One!! No matter how pious one is, we all have weaknesses, faults, failings- that is Mankind’s make-up. We have all some time in our short lives, told a little white lie and possibly held a dislike or hatred for others. This is Human Nature. However, we must strive to be more amicable to one another and accept each other with kindness, compassion and Humility, This way we can endure everything that Life throws at us, the rough with the smooth, the ups and the downs!! But not through dominance, Religious/Ethnic Supremacism or intimidation, blackmail or State sanctioned Terrorism/Assassinations and Theft- these Acts can never be accepted and must never be allowed to prevail as they all go against God’s Rules for Man.
I thank God I have a roof over my head, clothing on my back, food and water to eat and drink and family members who I love and whose love is reciprocated. My heart, soul and conscience is very troubled for my Palestinian people, and for other fellow Arabs/Muslims and other suffering innocent Souls, who are at present being forced to experience – Occupation, Wars, Starvation, Poverty, Destitution, Homelessness, Unjust incarceration and unimaginable Torture in a world deprived of Justice, Freedom, and where there is an unacceptable disproportionate spread of wealth and resources to those who have not earned this good fortune through means of exploitation and deception. It is an Evil that is permeating our Nations from an Elitist minority that has allowed Evil to penetrate their Souls, which in turn, is throwing out tentacles that our poisoning and destroying innocent people who are entitled by the Laws and Standards of Man, to live and enjoy their lives and the fruits of their labour in a happy, just and peaceful environment, the very essence of Goodness.
EVIL demeans the human soul, corrupts the human mind , and Negates the Human SPIRIT, cheapening and destroying every ounce of Human Decency and Moral Standards and ethical criteria.
EVIL IS THE VERY ‘Core’ OF THE DEVIL, the HAND OF SATAN, the PRINCE OF DARKNESS, under whose hegemony, very dark throne, nothing healthy or moral survives.
But hoping to be ever optimistic, and following the prophecies in Islam, Good will prevail because Life has to go on and it can only do that once WE get rid of all the Evil Negativity that is terrorising our Family and our world.
We must not allow ourselves to go down with the self inflicted sinking ship but must swim to safety and on our way, rescue as many people as we morally can, guided by our path of Light/Goodness, that is God’s Light and His Goodness, by the Grace of God..
DELVE INTO YOUR SOULS
A crucial time for reflection and intense insight
How many of us go deep enough and search for the true Light.
Delve into our souls and ask our conscience the endless question:
Why are there deaths of so many innocents, too many to mention?
One minute they breathe life’s magnificent energy, next minute they are killed and die!
What is it really all for, to fill our eyes with tears, to cause us to lament and cry?
Hatred, Intolerance, Prejudice and Arrogance, it sadly is too much to bear.
There is so much beauty in our world, why oh why can’t we learn to share?
The precious Gift of Life bestowed by Almighty God should make us feel Proud.
We should hold on to His Compassionate Mercy, His Values and proclaim them out loud!
Instead, what do we do but withdraw into our own selfish shell
Lose our love and Humanity and follow the sad damning Path to Hell.