“Is Evil Rational?” — via @DennisPrager

good and evil bestThere is so much wrong with the world, and too often I glibly speak of its “madness” or “irrationality”…but no more!  Five minutes of Dennis Prager‘s lucid speech reminded me of what I knew already…most of what’s wrong in our world has little to do with insanity, but everything to do with evil.

Invest five minutes in a clearer perspective this morning:

5 responses to ““Is Evil Rational?” — via @DennisPrager

  1. I am always “amused” by the gyrations that people will go through in order to avoid the concepts of good and evil. Moral relativism and situational ethics have become “accepted” by a degenerate society that disdains faith and God, and replaced it with the religion of humanism. For anyone who has studied the Scriptures and particularly the role of the “Great Deceiver”, this should come as no surprise. Being “most rational” will not serve one well on the Day of Judgment…

    2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 (NIV)
    “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”

  2. Absolutely pgh! Some folks claim that they are just “trying to keep it simple” by not classifying anything as “good” or “evil.” To me that is the opposite of simple. I believe that a lot of people don’t want to be held accountable for anything more than what they feel they already are accountable for. Some may consider these things to be bills, jobs, extra-curricular activities, etc. People forget (or just don’t understand because they’ve never lived it) that the best kind of accountability is being accountable to brothers and sisters in Christ, being accountable to our families and friends, and of course, God. THAT is the kind of accountability that keeps me going and makes the rest all fall into place. Folks are making this too difficult!

    • I have to tell ya, Wendee…even, if just for the sake of discussion, we took Faith and God out of the discussion, people would still be in a tangled mess trying to differentiate good v evil with rational thought. As Prager said: good or evil can both be rationalized. IMHO, the conflict comes when folks DON’T have a clear sense of right and wrong because they spend their thoughts and emotions trying to rationalize or justify that which they KNOW is wrong. The result is an erosion of their conscience and what is, or is not, acceptable behavior. And, once you start down THAT path, you might as well just go ahead and plan for the inevitable CRASH landing at the end, or a lifetime of Prozac….

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