So, all humans who have at least a normal capacity for thought, can choose to act in a certain way. Most sane thinkers take the data they are presented with on a daily basis, and make decisions based on that data. For example, you see an accident where someone is laying hurt on the ground. You have the choice of helping that person where you can, or simply passing by and going your way. Choice. Most people would stop and try to help, because we would want to be helped if that were us laying there.
Choice! Normal people, with normal consciences, make "normal" decisions regarding themselves and others. We don't want others to suffer, unless they are being punished for something they shouldn't have done. Suffering, in humanity, teaches us about life and how to exist with others around us, but it isn't something that should be the primary goal of our purpose for existing.
So... that being said, I'd like to ask a question: Why is leadership, and those in positions of power and with money, so often given to evil? Why does government consistently lie to the American people about so many different things? WHY has this been going on for 150 or more years? WHAT would lead such people to choose to do evil over choosing to do good?
This isn't to say that only leadership or government people may be evil. Evil can be expressed through any one of us, and often such evil is a result of the evil we allow to remain around us and to influence us. Evil begets evil. Lies beget more lies. Murder begets more murder. Greed begets more greed, and so forth.
But, once again, WHY do presumably "sane" people "choose" to do evil things... hurtful things... greedy things? Why would a group of people collude together to consistently lie and deceive other people?
Why would our government "servants" lie to us regularly on most every front? Why does mainstream media support those lies, even propagating them for evil purposes? They suppress information people should know about, manipulating public consciousness, don't investigate obvious fraud and deceit... Why is lying and coverup so easy for any of them? Why do they not flinch in the least in hurting or killing others, or destroying their lives? Why does "law enforcement" seem so bent on evil control of citizenship, acting like gestapo thugs in so many cases? Why do they give their choices to evil purposes?
As mentioned earlier, animals have no choice to do what they do, and yet, most of the above people who literally practice evil, seem to be doing so, not out of conscious choice, but out of "programming." How different are these people from simple-brained, easily controlled, mindless animals?
How is this "programming" taking place, and why? Why would seemingly otherwise "intelligent" people, give themselves over to such evil behavior and even work their whole lives to support it?
Secular humanity believes in just one thing... themselves, period. That is, they don't believe there is any outside (non-human) power that has influence or power over their lives. The very mention of "non-human" causes these types of people to react in mocking and disbelief that such powers exist. Is this sane thinking or "programmed" thinking?
WHY would humans treat other humans as they do? Stealing, killing, destroying? Why, indeed. Because much of humanity has abandoned truth and what is normally sane thinking. If we were to do a survey of all humanity, and ask them a few questions, what do you suppose would be the bulk of the response?
Question Two: Is it socially ok to steal someone else's property?
Question Three: Is it socially ok to lie and deceive others for selfish ends?
Most people, giving a public answer, would say NO to all three. WHY? What makes it wrong and socially unacceptable, and yet, WHY... WHY do so many people engage in this activity as a way of life? Why are they choosing this? What have we forgotten as humanity, especially in America?
Deut 30:15 "See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, 16 in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the LORD your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess. 17 But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, 18 I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess. 19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them." NKJV