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Is humanity inherently good or evil?

Overtime I have developed a way of thought that has led me to believe humanity is generally good. However, many events over the past few years have challenged my inherent belief. Do you believe that humanity is inherently good? Why?

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    Jul 28 2013: Hi Austin.
    It depends on what good and evil are. How do we define good and evil?
    Looking at the history & present state of mankind, it is difficult to be upbeat about the state of mankind.

    :-)
    • Jul 31 2013: Peter Law 50+ Please let me step in Peter.

      During today's Senate hearing,
      A problem has finally come to light concerning our
      our congress and certain military actions that bypass
      secret court approvals, in concert with private telephonic
      and computer communication paid-partners performing
      surveillance's and collection and splitter transmission to
      Army cyber IA, and Army led NSA, and other such
      information collection agencies, like the DHS, CIA & FBI.

      And, to be more redundant --
      For years now we have been told the value of computer
      program updates. A never ending stream of protection
      placed inside our every computer. But we are never told
      about the programs inserted that provide surveillance's and
      collection and splitter transmission to Army cyber IA, and
      Army led NSA, and other such information collection agencies,
      like the DHS, CIA & FBI.

      Spy agencies, Secret courts and Military partners.
      All to collect our privacy, and store it for eons upon
      the Utah bluffs, and Virginia, and Georgia, and 8 or 10
      other sites, elsewhere.

      Looking at the history & present state of mankind on
      July 31st, 2013

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