August 26th, 2008 at 10:22 am
I agree with you Grace……
Guilt is the way our consciousness found to stop us from doing something that we shouldn’t.
Although the feeling sucks, is still a good thing we have it.
I would hate end up as a psycopath…
I was reading all the posts and then I came across Grace and “Gnome’s” entry and I started thinking… What is this “consciousness” that we speak of? Is this in fact that “Jiminy Cricket” conscience that speaks up when we are making a mistake? Or doing something bad? Where does this “cricket” come from and does everyone have one? And if everyone does have one, how come what is ok for some people isn’t ok for others? Is it different than me? Is it something other than me that controls me in some way?
I feel like this is just a deeper look at our discussions we were having on free will and beliefs, what do you guys think?
It’s funny, because I blame a lot on my conscience, as though it’s this annoying thing that controls me, or parents me in some way. Like it’s something outside of me that I am forced to listen to if I want to be good.
I went and saw The Dark Knight last night and it brought to light so many questions that I can’t wait to share with you all, but really, one of the major topics that stuck out for me was the whole concept that someone like the Joker exists. Someone who’s sole purpose is destruction. What happened to his conscience?
Tell me what you think?!