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205 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by Lynn_19

Does having bad thoughts make one a bad person even though one doesn`t act on them?
Does having a strong sense of self-control mean that one is a good person? Or is one guilty once nasty thoughts crossed their mind?


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17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 3/8/03 - 4:47:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
clearly not. fantasies are fantasies.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 3/8/03 - 4:54:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, and it's the thought that it is, that causes some so much duress that they end up acting upon such thoughts or end up comitting suicide after years of trying to repress those same thoughts which fill them with self hate and loathing. People need to learn to accept such thoughts, not only in themselves but in others as well, so that they can find accepteable ways of channeling them without the destructive emotional and mental build up and self hate.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 3/8/03 - 4:59:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
A good person is not one who can control his thoughts, but rather his actions I guess I'm not a good person.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 3/27/03 - 6:14:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, it's acting on those thoughts that make a person bad.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 4/21/03 - 8:40:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
If thinking of bad things made us bad, we'd all be evil.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 4/29/03 - 2:55:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
If thinking bad things makes one bad , i'd have been in an institution a long time ago!
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 5/16/03 - 8:16:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
that depends on your defenition of bad.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 6/12/03 - 9:13:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
guilt is a terrible burden. Thots can come unbidden, and we should not feel guilty about them...actions on the other hand....
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 6/12/03 - 9:16:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
No the fact that you feel bad means you're good. evil people are the ones who do bad and dont care. we can laugh at them when they're in hell
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 6/12/03 - 9:31:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think so. My mind is usually flooding with evil plots and terrible things that could happen, but I'm really a very nice person who would never act out upon what I'm thinking. I still know right from wrong and I have a conscience.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 7/8/03 - 4:39:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have horrible thougts but I'm no a bad person. My boyfriend has great thougts and he's a horrible person. That makes him bad.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 7/15/03 - 4:10:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Everyone has bad thoughts at time and not everyone is bad so I guess no.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/18/03 - 10:01:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
You can't control thoughts. Even thoughts you don't want to have will pop into your head sometimes. It's your actions that define you.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/18/03 - 10:52:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think of doing all sorts of nasty sh*t to the people in high school that treated me like sewer waste, but I wouldn't necessarily act on it. Those troglodytes aren't worth the consequences I might face for carrying out my vengeance--the death penalty included.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 5:59:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
No,it makes them normal.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 6:41:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Okay, some of you people scare me. Bad thoughts are fine, kill off those who annoy you in fantasy. Then get over it.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 6:51:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
If having a bad thought makes you a bad person, then I am the worst person in the world, because not only have a wanted to kill everyone in the world off, I've also thought of the msot efective way of doing it, my probabilities of success, and the times of when to carry it through for the most effiecency, and so far, the chance of getting 87% of the world's population is about 95%. I've told this plot to others, and they're scared because they cant find a flaw in it. So unless i am literally the worst human being that EVER was, whether or great power or not, then bad thoughts dont make you a bad person
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 6:53:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
What if our thoughts were conveyed into a little thought bubble that floated above our heads... that would suck.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 7/25/03 - 6:54:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
then i'd be arrested by this point if we had thought bubbles:P



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