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The Oppressed VS The Oppressor by LDN-RDNT The Oppressed VS The Oppressor by LDN-RDNT
18cm x 28cm x 28cm. Super sculpey, armature wires, acrylic paints, and the Holy Ghost.

Some people believe "there is no good and evil, its only a state of mind". I do not know how i can respect that belief or concept.

Then i thought, If good and evil does not exist and since there is no good and bad, then the following things are OK:
tyranny, brutality, slavery, rape, murder, greed, carelessness, bullying, disrespect, hypocrisy, lies, stealing, ignorance, oppression, abuse of freedom, abuse of rights, self abuse, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, child abuse, all forms of abuse, all forms of violence....

If good and evil is just a state of mind, then there is a good state of mind and bad state of mind. Whether its mental or by heart or spirit, evil exists.

If good and bad does not exist, what is the basis of your relationship with your family? your friends? Your work mates? or even the people meet in the streets? What are the basis of your morals?

'Good' exists. Love is good. Love is substantial. Love is selfless. (What can be better than unconditional love?)
Caring and understanding is good. Generosity is good. Respect is good. Peace is good. Freedom is good. Being alive is good. Being grateful is good. Being grateful that you have a job is good. being grateful that you are able to eat more than 2 times a day is good. Education is good. Inspiration is good. Music is good. Art is good.

I believe good and evil exists. We just have to know the difference between the two.

Imagine if no one fought for what is GOOD..... where or what would you be now?

Love and peace,

'Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—;put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.'
– Philippians 4: 8-9
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I cannot say that my opinion is more or less correct than your own, but I can at least put my own thoughts out there for others to read. 

For me, I believe that morals, and the difference between right and wrong, are only man made ideas. I believe that for as long as there are men, there will be codes of morality that guide us and bring peace out of the chaos. Having said that I do not believe in absolute morals, I still openly admit to adhering to society's moral code and the ideas of right and wrong, but I do not believe that those ideas were there when I was born. I believe that those morals were instilled on me by my parents and my ancestors before me. Having mentioned my ancestors, it is important to note the differences between their moral code and my own. The ideas of good and evil have not stayed constant for all of time. They have changed and shifted from face to face and what I consider moral today would probably be considered immoral by my great great great grandfather.

I would never try to deny that things like the Holocaust, Trail of Tears, the Atlantic Slave Trade, or Stalin's exterminations in Ukraine were evil, but I would do so knowing that my perception of those events have been altered by a lifetime of societal influence. Pushing all of that aside, I would have to look at those events and realize that they were just events, not good or evil. They happened, many people lost their lives, and the world went on. Even as heartless as that sounds, and as bad as that might make me feel, I can't help but see it from that perception, or that lack of perception as it is. 

My goal is not to convince anyone that good or evil does not exist, as that is a pointless venture for the reasons stated above, but instead I just want to put out an idea different from the others, and let it be known that some people aren't convinced. 
T3h0o8er5pAzZ Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I don't believe that whole state of mind thing but I also don't think morality is just black and white. I think people do bad things with good intentions and sometimes people do good things for the wrong reasons. I don't think it's ever really as simple as one side is always right and one side is always wrong.
LDN-RDNT Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
i might have sounded one sided in what i wrote, but i agree with you.
thanks for dropping comment.
bcrbuio3tvrbvt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012

Man: No...
LDN-RDNT Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
hahahaha :D
Zifker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I'm imagining a world where no one fights for good. There is peace.
LDN-RDNT Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
peace is possible... :)
SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i don't believe in that whole "state of mind" bullshit either. Sounds like they're trying to make excuses or justify somethings.
AJtheartmelder Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dreaminator Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011   Digital Artist
ur wonderful but the real art for me is in your description.
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