About Evil

JP is known for his funny videos and his political satire. He is no theologian but he gives a very useful working definition of evil. He gives also very good advice on how to recognize eivil and how to deal with it. Although not theologically accurate on some points, this video is much more useful than the stuff that comes from many theologians.

10 thoughts on “About Evil

  1. Reblogged this on Citizen Tom and commented:
    It may not seem like it at first, but artaxes latest blog posts are very much related to my own last two blog posts.

    Contemplate again that first question.

    Question 1

    When it is obvious you angrily distrust about half of our political leadership, why do you trust our leadership with the power to run a Socialist state?

    Why would Liberal Democrat voters trust our political leadership enough to give it so much power? The answer, I think, is that that is what they have been taught to do. Unlike Conservatives, Liberal Democrat don’t believe their leaders are subject to the temptations of power. They may believe Conservative Republican leaders are evil, but they don’t think Liberal Democrat Leaders are evil. Conservatives, on the other hand, know that men cannot be trusted with great power. We are too easily tempted. So, we don’t want to trust our political leadership — any of our leaders — with more power than necessary.

    Why do Liberal Democrats trust their leaders? Most of our educational establishment is now dominated by Liberal Democrats. Doesn’t that seem odd? Professors are smart people, right? However, intelligence is not the same thing as wisdom, and our schools don’t teach wisdom. That leaves the best students especially vulnerable. The best students are the most likely to believe and trust their teachers, and college professors got to be college professors by being good students. Unfortunately, knowledge without wisdom is dangerous. Therefore, our educational establishment is full of people teaching dangerous — even evil — beliefs and ideas.

    So, watch and listen to that video that artaxes posted, “Why I Changed My Mind About Evil! (I Was WRONG),” and pay attention to JP’s observation that when we do evil we probably won’t recognize that we are being controlled by Satan. We may not even realize that we are doing something wrong.

    Wisdom, knowing the difference between good and evil, is something we have to learn. In fact, we must ask for wisdom.

    James 1:5 New American Standard Bible

    But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

    What about https://artaxes.wordpress.com/2022/08/12/the-worst-dictator-ever-donald-trump/? How is that related? Just like Conservatives, Liberal Democrats have the opportunity to continue learning after they leave high school and/or college. Here the mass media takes over the process of indoctrination. If you doubt that then you have yet to realize the scale of the massive lies the mass media peddled about Donald Trump.

    Observe this example from https://artaxes.wordpress.com/2022/08/12/the-worst-dictator-ever-donald-trump/. The mass media constantly tells us guns are bad, and everyone except the military and the police needs to be disarmed. Supposedly, if they deprive us of the right to defend ourselves from the abusive use of power, Liberal Democrat politicians will be doing us a big favor, but Donald Trump did not believe them. So, they hate him. They hate him for that and for denying them the power they want.

    What about https://artaxes.wordpress.com/2022/08/23/crocodile-dumbdee-strikes-again/? In that post artaxes deals with the comments that an Atheist made on “About Evil.”

  2. Evil ? What a complete mess. In this mans world and in his context the NRA that he obviously loves, all religions including his own, schools, any kind of ruling government, the police, doctors, the military and any organisation that generates certain rules or legislation that you may not like or feel is ungodly or not conforming to your ideology can be defined as processed by evil people.

    I understand profound immorality and wickedness is how evil is generally defined in real English and the proper definition would cover real evil acts such as murderers, rapists, terrorists, school shooters, armed robbers, child snatchers and the Putin type of leaders but does not describe or include the majority of people on the planet who do their duty conforming to laws and directions expected of them while living good and honest lives, but because they are not of this mans personal idealism and world views they would be classed as evil.

    This man with his extreme views is the kind that drives divisions in society and enhances confused mental states of many people and ultimately contributes to the self destruction you are witnessing within your own country. You should thank your God this man is not broadcast nation wide.

  3. Loved this video and JP, thanks so much for sharing it. We are in a spiritual battle for sure and JP makes me understand better why it’s so important to stand for what we believe and not compromise on that.

  4. JP is really fun and always spot on. The past couple of years I’ve found a lot of theological surprises, wisdom found in unlikely places, like lurking within comedians. That’s encouraging and hopeful. I also spent much of my life not really believing in evil, seeing it more as a metaphor or a vague concept.

    1. I really like JP. Yep, wisdom and God can be found.in the most unexpected places. God himself has a sense of humor. There was a time when I had wrong ideas about evil. Yes, it’s very real
      The part of the video I liked most is when JP says that evil can seem insurmountable and then goes on to say “But we have God. Cool!, That kind of makes me sorry for the evil people … ”

      Reminded me of Patton’s speech from the famous movie “Patton”.

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