Getting "Intimate" with Violence

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  • An abusive childhood experience.

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  • A neurological defect

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  • An expression of spiritual evil

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  • Violence is a natural occurrance.

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    Main Entry: vi·o·lence
    Pronunciation: \ˈvī-lən(t)s, ˈvī-ə-\
    Function: noun
    Date: 14th century
    1 a : exertion of physical force so as to injure or abuse (as in warfare effecting illegal entry into a house) b : an instance of violent treatment or procedure
    2 : injury by or as if by distortion, infringement, or profanation : outrage
    3 a : intense, turbulent, or furious and often destructive action or force <the violence of the storm> b : vehement feeling or expression : fervor; also : an instance of such action or feeling c : a clashing or jarring quality : discordance
    4 : undue alteration (as of wording or sense in editing a text)

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    "If you go back to the birth of nations, if you come down to our own day, if you examine peoples in all possible conditions from the state of barbarism to the most advanced civilization, you always find war. From this primary cause, and from all the other connected causes, the effusion of human blood has never ceased in the world. Sometimes blood flows less abundantly over some larger area, sometimes it flows more abundantly in a more restricted area, but the flow remains nearly constant."

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    The absence of Light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Barney View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    The absence of Light.
    Probably. Illumination does wonders.

    Grog was a genius. Fire was his greatest invention.

    But illumination (as in "understanding") does wonders, too. Once ignorance is dispelled, fear is reduced and the mind starts to open. Only then, can effective learning occur.
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    none of the listed options.

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    None of the above.

    There are two driving forces in life. Throughout history they have been referred to as Ying and Yang, Good and Evil, Light and Dark, Fear and Greed. In balance they allow one to achieve without crossing the line. The absence of either ends with grave results.

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    Violence has been a natural human event since Adam ate the apple and fell from grace with God. Cain reinforced that principal in fine human fashion.
    "Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt

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    Is the last answer an 'all of the above'? Because, all of the above are natural occurrences. There is always violence. There is always a fight between good and evil. We cannot pinpoint a cause of all violence. Cause and effect, but what caused the 'cause'? It's an eternal cycle.
    Last edited by zacii; September 24th, 2009 at 10:34 PM. Reason: punctuation
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    Violence is a natural occurrence. We all have bloody thoughts, it about how you supress them.

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    Left unchecked by a proper upbringing, belief in a higher power, or personal development with a belief of something more than 'self'...evil is a natural occurrence...OMO
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    Of course every human (as well as many other species) is capable of violence. Violence is not necessarily evil; for example, a tiger killing its prey is violent but not evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
    Of course every human (as well as many other species) is capable of violence. Violence is not necessarily evil; for example, a tiger killing its prey is violent but not evil.
    That's a good point. We automatically associate violence with evil, but they're not always the same.
    Trust in God and keep your powder dry

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    I lash out in anger usually because I want something that I can't have by the means that I am employing.

    Violence is the result of ignorance joined to ambition.

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    Oh yeah.......

    Violence is a result of energy let loose.

    At the gun range violence is a result of pulling the trigger.

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