Is Mankind Inherently Good?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Spirit Space
On the true nature of us.

Submitted: November 07, 2019

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For centuries philosophers such as Kant, Nietzsche and Plato have debated whether human beings were instilled with an inate sense of right or wrong. A 'moral compass' in which to discern and gage both ideas. Upon  knowing the difference, one can act accordingly through free will.

This compass can also be referred to as the 'innocence of children'. Many believe in this notion of purity of the human spirit found within the space of childhood. When we might lose this innocence is a question to ponder, one based upon judgement and individual action.

In religion, words have been attributed to Jesus as follows (paraphrase) "Bring the children to me" The meaning being he will teach them what goodness is and it is not within them to know of it without being taught.

If humanity is naturally prone to goodness ( that which is creative action) then it is within the human spirit, it does not need to be taught by anyone.

I believe the compass is a part of us, very much as the living, beating human heart.

 The space of free will is where we can use the compass given to choose how we will act, to bring forth a reality we must live in, for better or worse.


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