Sunday, July 20, 2014

evil

What is evil?

Is it that which we do not understand; that which makes us uncomfortable; that which we do not like?

Or is it, perhaps, more systemic like Apartheid, conflict that leads to civilian deaths (Israel/Palestinian; Ukraine; etc), economic policy that leaves 34% of youth unemployed, corrupt and nepotistic governance?

When is wrongdoing truly and intrinsically evil?

Some wisdom from Rumi, the 13 century Persian Poet:

Out beyond ideas
of wrongdoing and rightdoing
there is a field.

I'll meet you there.

4 comments:

Praveen RS said...

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TG12357 said...

You might want to check NT Wright's video, Evil. It delineates modern evil, including apartheid. BUT, it end showing how love, by way of the truth and reconciliation commission, broke apartheid while restoring peace in South Africa. My favorite dvd, and it's great for Bible study groups

Hazel Moon said...

I am surfing today and enjoyed your post.

Hazel Moon said...

http://hazel-moon-blog.blogspot.com/ to my new post Why do Bad things Happen