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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel View Post
    I absolutely agree and believe that adage is true. If good men do nothing to stop evil men, then what would possibly stop evil men from committing their atrocities ? We live in the real World, so nothing would stop them. Had no one intervened to stop Hitler, I believe he would have taken over all of Europe and thrust the World into a chasm of spiritual darkness like man has never seen before. And that's just one example of evil being stopped by good.
    I take it that you are that "good" man.

    Why is that so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripskar View Post
    The real problem is that Good and Evil are subjective terms, eg. "killing people is bad - ergo; evil" but sending the soldiers off to kill people suddenly becomes "good", (Especially when the bloke who sent them off is sitting in comfortable office on another continent).
    Who represents the so-called "Good guys" and "Bad guys" will depend on who you ask, very few leaders have claimed to be "Evil", the only one I can think of is Edward Teach, and I suspect he did it more to terrify his victims than in any serious sence.
    History is written by the victors, had Germany won in the '40s I suspect the "good guys" would still be on top.
    Ripskar, if you are not, as I fear, a total nihilist, is there such a thing as "good"?

    And "evil"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zardoz View Post
    Rip, you must also take into account that the anonymity of the internet often emboldens people and you can get a false reading.

    I've seen a few of AA's postings that I would state show him as a normal human complete with emotions just like everyone else who's reaching out to communicate and hopefully learn and teach but held down by a strict belief system that even he wars with on trying to follow due to it's built in problems.

    I'd say cultural issues, education and some other mitigating factors can make it very difficult for him to articulate himself without becoming exapserated and resorting to childish like attacks...that unfortunatly his religion allows, tolerates and promotes in the name of goodness and godliness.

    I'd say his attitudes could also appear as one who is a minority being attacked and pushed into a corner. Lashing out.
    Matthew S and Simone often have similar issues when dealing with Gay rights and Feminism respectively.


    As to the subject of the thread...

    'Evil wins because Good is STUPID.'
    And I'm thankful that I'm evil.
    Pshaw! Zardoz! Merely because I state the simple truth that feminism is the cure for all the evil in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripskar View Post
    http://www.psych.uncc.edu/pagoolka/TypeA-B-intro.html
    OK the link is to the Jenkins Activity test which assesses you on the Alpha-Beta personality scale the results are out of 380, I score 159 which puts me towards the Beta end.
    In Biology Alpha and Beta traits have to do with breeding strategies, the theory being that dominant males will mate with more females, have more offspring in the next generation leading to more dominant behaviour and increased chance of mating and so on and so forth. The evolutionary legacy of this is that we see aggressive dominant behaviour in males in many animal species so AA is simply expressing his genetic bias in the same way as any baboon. If he detects a challenge he will see this as a threat to his abilities to impress the females with his fitness and respond accordingly. Of course this is at a near subconcious, instinctive level. He doesn't actually go through that thought process, its more "Attack now, think later". Conciously of course I'm not a threat his breeding rights with any females and I doubt any of the females here will be swooning at his display of "Vigour and virility", though we can ask them if we're curious.
    Whether we would see each other as competitors for mates is difficult to tell, seeing as we have... different tastes.
    If you were to think of an incident where your emotions got the better of you, could you identify the emotional trigger that set you off?

    On Zardoz point, An Omega type personality would have been hideously unlikely to make the initial "Don't you dare" comment, that would go against the grain.
    Whilst a Beta type may have made the initial comment they wouldn't respond to the challenge in the manner that AA did. The responce would have been to the paragraph after the challenge and been much more measured.
    He might have felt affronted but you wouldn't have seen the rage like that. A smilie would have been likely the major sign, perhaps some huffy language. But what he posted was stream of conciousness, him in an unadulterated format.
    And I declare myself the XYZ personality with a touch of the Higgs boson tossed in.
    Brother, you can believe in stones as long as you do not hurl them at me. Wafa Sultan

    “War is an American way to teach geography,” British soldier

    War is sweet to those who have not tasted it, but the experienced man trembles exceedingly at heart on its approach. – Pindar

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    Sourcing

    Seeing as this is a political debate forum I would have thought that most people would source their information correctly. I am not religious, however on the grounds of proper sourcing I believe Jesus is the original 'quoter' for this particular topic. So before everyone continues on talking about Edmond Burke and his philosophy perhaps we should study the bible.. seeing as it is such a provocative quote, that is unless you are now all put off at the idea of religion :|

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