Originally Posted by Aldous
I found these videos recently. I heard of malevolent spirits, but doubted the existence of hell, but is such a thing possible? Are some people put there permanently?
I'll finish looking at these vids later ... it's interesting the first post here deals with a particular question I have, that to date, I haven't gotten an answer to.
You should take a look at the book The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty.
This is what we are REALLY dealing with.
My basic problem with the "other side" and "us here" boils down to a single question that the ancients "made up" answers for. "Evil."
In other words, the ancients did not have "brain scan" machines, nor did they understand the brain and how it works. One of those "answers" they made up was to blame the "evil spirits" and their head honcho Satan. (Does Satan exist? No.)
Today when a person gets scanned, it can be seen that there are what I call "bio-mechanical" problems, top of the "problem" line is that some people do not have "empathy." Why? The areas of the brain that should produce empathy - simply put - do not work.
Now, this doesn't mean you are going to be "evil" ... but, if the right circumstances surround you - there WILL be problems.
We are essentially surrounded by non-empathic trouble makers who - simply put - "don't care." They don't care because they can't care. The older they get, and the more problems attack them, the worse they get.
Now there are other brain glitches that cause this "evil" problem, but for me regarding the "LOVE" and "CARING" that's on the "other side" ... my question simply is - why don't they FIX IT?
Not only have these people lost their lives here, and have been responsible for the death and injury of countless normal people (look at the nuking of Japan - how many people died?) but it seems in their "afterlife" they are put in a place where like minds get to live together, and from the sound of some of these stories, "HELL" isn't a bad term for it.
These people also create scenarios that pound on young children, and as children grow up, depending on what has happened, suicide just may be in their picture. Why does "LOVE" continue to allow this to happen?
Like I said, just because you are non-empathic it doesn't mean you are going to be "EVIL." This video is a great example ... Dr James Fallon.
Since this is my first post, it doesn't seem much is available - I can't even post the link. You'll have to go to Youtube and look up:
The Moth: Confessions of a Pro-Social Psychopath - James Fallon