ok, AF,....and dot,....
Everything we do, or don't do, falls on a line between absolute good and absolute evil.
Every life that has ever lived is marked somewhere on this line.
You have to make your choices for you and you will be graded on those choices by the reality/karmic consciousness which will assign you a place on this line.
You don't have to accept this paradigm as reality, but logically I don't think you can refute it.
The existence of absolute good, and right, is just a fact of life, somebody is the absolute most evil person that ever breathed air, and therefore the epitome of wrong, and somebody is the absolute most good.
Everybody else falls in between those two extremes.
This logic is my base for my moral certainty.
Can I be absolutely sure that my choices are right?
I don't know which butterfly flapped it's wings and began the turbulence that created the hurricane that led to the deaths of hundreds, but the reality/karmic consciousness knows and scores us accordingly.
My moral certainty flows from my anarchism in that I don't use violence to control others, nor do I create negativity in the lives of others, and haven't for almost 15 years.
If that makes me sound like the religious zealots then I can't help that, they can be easily refuted by observing if they create negativity in the lives of others.
If they create negativity in the world then they are certainly to the left of people that don't, if we put evil on the left end of the line and good on the right.
Perhaps my moral certitude is justified,...??!!
You can only observe and judge for yourself.
I think that when you use this gradient scale one can have moral certainty that is not based on faith or belief in some ephemeral higher power.
My god is the absolute good in the universe and any act contrary to being that destroys a god's ability to be that.
To wit, the gods worshipped by the organized religions.
Each has rules that have nothing to do with whether a person is good or bad, they are about control of the converts and enriching the holy men.
And should be rejected for the fallacious creations that they are.
Criminal can be easily defined as someone that creates negativity in the lives of others.
The criminals I have referenced to this point have been those that gird themselves in the trappings of office, ie, robes, uniforms, titles, etc,...
But the common rapist or thief also fits the definition.
The definition of criminal I use has nothing to do with laws, which are just the dogma of the ruling class, and should be properly classified as religion for the lawyers and discredited by that.
The only true measure of criminality is the creation of negativity in the lives of others.
Are the lives you come into contact with better, or worse, for having met you?
If they are better then you are not a criminal.
Better can be measured on the gradient scale as well.
If we put neutral at the center, the too ends stretch to the infinity of the unattainable and all acts exist somewhere on this scale.
Perhaps the evil you do is a one, perhaps it approaches a quadrillion.
The good you do for others can be equally scored.
We can examine AF's impatience and combativeness just as we can my arrogance.
I can only try to be humble, but if I am right, then why would I be?
However, impatience and combativeness would certainly fall on the negative side of the line and should be avoided as negativity created in the lives of others, and therefore defined as criminal behavior.
I truly don't know how to be any other way than I am, I may have found the map that leads us to nirvana, it is only a matter of getting enough people to follow the logic that I have laid out.
If people only made their choices from the right side of the line then we would have utopia, negativity would cease to be a choice chosen,....
But perhaps I dream toooo large,....the consensus seems to be that people will always choose to do evil,....to perpetually choose to create negativity in the lives of others,....
I think that properly schooled they will choose to good, to only create positivity in the lives of others.
But I AM a dreamer,....
Now, about that larger comment box,...???