I think there has been a universal misconception between "good" and "evil" and the ultimate incarnations of this, which is God and the Devil. In our time humanity has been exposed to both individual and grand scale forms of human wickedness as well as human benevolence. Whenever these things happen they are labeled as extraordinary and we are led to attribute such things to a God or Devil.
But I believe the important thing is to swat these illusions and pay attention to what you feel. You already know good and evil are a part of you. Not necessarily in those extremes, but rather the impulse or the intention toward a good or an evil action. I believe that there are certain energies you feel because...you feel them. You feel a certain way when you are in love, when you are happy, when you are excited, when you are charmed. You feel another way when you are angry, when you are sad, when you are threatened, abused, made fun of. You feel that sort of feeling coming of the person who is the source of these actions and you feel your own feeling in response to these actions. These are energies that can be felt, that can influence you, and that you can project to influence others. With so many people present in the world, all these energies form currents and streams. They can pool up in certain places or race away in rapids like others. Remember the holocaust? Do you think it's natural for any people to systematically kill people day in and day out outside of actual combat? Even in combat? Behind all these things there is always an overriding force pushing people forward through these hells.
In my opinion, and to cut to the point, there is no God but us and no devil but us. What we assume is God is merely the universal impulse or intention to do good and what we assume as the devil may be merely the universal impulse or intention to do evil. Neither of these states are permanent, but they can be intense and lasting in certain individuals or when someone with a particular gift and observation is able to observe and manipulate these currents of thought and emotion. I must emphasize, there is no hocus pocus, no magic, no mysticism involved in this. It is as simple as convincing your little brother to stick your little sister with a pin or convincing your little brother to give your little sister a hug. Or maybe one nation to another.
One can conclude that the thoughts and emotions of man aren't real just as they can claim his imagination isn't real. We can also claim the number zero isn't real. But without zero, mathematics falls apart. Zero has a definite impact on the physical world, and so do our thoughts, emotions, and imaginations. If all things are possible by God, all things are possible by Us and our imagination is the key. But don't be deceived by symbols and graven images, including God and the devil himself. Resist the impulse to resort to the imagination and stick to the elemental and no one can mislead you or your thoughts or your emotions. Because I think it has been by manipulating these that all acts of good and evil are carried out.
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