Originally Posted By: Bill S.
[quote=Rev] I can't imagine that there is a separate god, or a satan, who makes us who we are, against our wills.
Then you add:
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That's an interesting slant on the free will question. I had always thought it was a straightforward "contest" between those who thought we had no free will and therefore had no choice; and those who thought we had free will and could choose what we did. ...
The following is simply my opinion: If there is any contest, it is not between an angel of good who sits on our right shoulder whispering, "Be good! Or a demon of evil who sits on our left offering temptations.

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NEUTRALITY IN THE FACE OF EVIL IS A CHOICE TO HELP EVIL SUCCEED

Whether or not we consistently act and do that which is good, our being willing to do good helps us do it. For sure, I only help evil when I choose to do nothing. By the very act of choosing to be neutral, I make the evil choice not to do the good.
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