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To: ventanax5
I don’t believe in Satanic possession, because I don’t believe in Satan, but these men gave me an insight into how someone not completely stupid might come to believe in such a thing.

In philosophical terms, you can't have color without matter. Likewise, you can't have goodness without the person. So, let me guess, is it completely stupid to believe that absolute goodness exists without the person? Those interested in the contemporary view of good and evil may be interested in Chantal Delsol's Icarus Fallen. She says there is a prevalent understanding of what is really evil, but not what is really good.

2 posted on 09/04/2007 1:49:59 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis
I think that Plato, through "the Cave" showed that there is the possibility of perfection, without "matter." So there can be a "perfect good" and in fact, there's no way to have a "perfect good" on earth, in our plane, as everything here is an imperfect reflection.

Mark

16 posted on 09/04/2007 10:40:37 PM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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