God is the truth and the truth can hurt you. This does not make it evil. This pain is experienced when you have not aligned yourself with truth. Were you to come out of a cave after some extended period of time, would not the light hurt your eyes at first?
Misery loves company and therefore we are constantly tempted by evil. The truth will never send you an invite, persuade you, mislead you, manipulate you or tempt you... it just is and it speaks for itself. The very nature of truth should serve as evidence of itself...
In other words, there's a whole world of evil out there that will always come knocking on your door, leave you presents, offer compliments and basically try to suck you in.
The truth does not work this way. It is always there if you need it but will never manipulate you. The truth is tough love.
Darkness can never fully overcome light. What we tend to associate here in this plain to "evil" is for the most part finite where truth dwells in the infinite.
What defines your reality? Your five senses... or everything else? The five senses are perhaps our greatest distraction from the realities of both truth and evil. The five senses are of no use in this arena. While you could argue that you have "felt" love... you could never touch it. To me, the five senses are pure illusion. I believe that roses are red to the human eye ONLY. I believe that there are no truly solid objects as science has proven. I believe that most scientists are caught up in the senses to the point that there today exists the great debate of science vs. God in terms of evolution and the big bang theory etc.
Science will NEVER meet God nor will it come close to replicating ANY of God's creations.
I think Socrates rightfully deserves the recognition of being the first saint because he was the one to bring forth the concept of dualism and died without questioning the existence of God. He taught of the senses and their tendency to play their evil tricks on us. I would caution anyone before reading Neitzsche... as he believed that only that which the senses could perceive was real. He contradicted himself in that the senses cannot touch, see, smell, taste, or hear truth, love, justice, peace, etc. yet he entertains the notion that God, if he exists at all, is an "evil" puppetmaster of which pulls our strings for his own amusement.
If only we weren't as far removed from nature as we are... where the truth is explained in detail.
Just as there is night and day, there is good and evil or right and wrong. There are predators and there are prey. At night, while all the sheep are sound asleep, the wolves come out to hunt. There is no shortage of metaphor in nature. This is not to say that wolves are evil. It is a metaphor...
Interesting to me how various religions utilize the lunar or solar calendar and no religion using the lunar believes or accepts Christ. Also interesting is the fact that lunar eclipses occur ONLY on intervals of six...
"Like the first total lunar eclipse of 2003, which occurred six months earlier, this eclipse is entirely visible..."
"...lunar eclipses occur about every six months..."
"Four successive lunar eclipses can all be total ones, each eclipse coming at intervals of just under six months apart..."
"Six months after the of 1982 July 06 eclipse, a second total eclipse..."
This is not a reference to any "sun-God" but a simple observation on my part. If you consider for a moment what it must have been like thousands of years ago when we lived in harmony with nature,
the heavens and more specifically the sun and the moon must have been very prominent aspects to those around to witness their presence. I believe the foundation of religion itself started here... namely Christianity. It was noticed that plants grew toward the sun and failed to interact the same way with the moon. The sun was viewed as the bright and warm lifeforce in the sky. The moon however while somewhat bright produced no warmth and failed to yield the same crops or behaviour in plants. This was viewed as a false sun! Today we know that the moon produces no light whatsoever but merely reflects light from the sun. It is a cold dead rock mimmicking our sun. It is therefore deceiving -> a false sun -> a false lifeforce -> a false creator -> the Antichrist. Also worthy of consideration is that Satan was cast down from the heavens unto the earth, which just as we are, is made up almost entirely of water. With this in mind, consider the effects of the moon on the tide. If the moon can pull the tide, you better believe it can pull you as well. I am not a worshipper of the sun, or of Horus. Pure metaphor.