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“Honestly Human Nature Can Constantly Promote Peace!

By Pete Lee
Pittsburgh Standard

Nov 24, 2009

Lee's Lessons:

People are wrong when they say that we can never have world peace because of human nature. It is assumed that it is human nature to be selfish, greedy, stereotypical, and violent.

So is it our human nature to drop bombs on innocent women and children in the name of freedom?

Is it human nature which makes you think that you deserve fifty dollars for babysitting your neighbor’s kid for five hours?

When a human first comes into this world he has no knowledge except that which is passed down onto him. As he grows older, he develops a greater understanding of the choices he makes and the repercussions of those choices. The manner of upbringing and moral support is crucial in shaping human nature.

Tyrannical dictators such as Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein were not born evil. The late-seventeenth century English philosopher John Locke believed that all knowledge comes from sense perception and wrote that the human mind began as a blank slate. Locke observed the Native Americans living in the new world and concluded that human nature was a product of its environment and could therefore be changed by changing the environment first.

Both Hitler and Hussein, who were financed by American companies, were products of their environments that seized opportunities for power and transformed their environments into a product of themselves.

However, Switz philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau who experienced fifteen years of persecution believed that people were born naturally loving, sympathetic, and kind until corrupted by society. Rousseau was called the father of democracy, socialism, communism, nationalism, and fascism as he wrote that an individual becomes truly human by setting aside his own selfish interests and working for the collective good of the community, thus establishing the “general will”.

The only thing true about human nature is that we fear what we don’t understand. Western ideology is quick to point out that forms of government other than democracy will never work because people are greedy and a doctor will never accept that fact that he is getting paid the same amount as a janitor. This is the capitalist ideology imposed in our minds that we need to be rewarded for everything that we do.             

The truth is that you don’t need a reason to help people. If people actually did things to help others in need and not for their own self benefit then society wouldn’t be driven by greed but by generosity and kindness. We would not blame the flaws in society on others but look to ourselves and see how we could make it better. We can start by doing onto others as we would have done onto ourselves and maybe one day we will achieve peace.


Pete Lee is a member of Asian Student Alliance and Korean Cultural Association!

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 “Honestly Human Nature Now Shows Sins Suffering!

By Ramesh C. Reddy

 Nov 24, 2009

Reddy's Realizations:

People are right when they say that we can never have world peace because of human nature. On our own, we can never know the way of peace.

Whether you or I believe that human nature is inherently good or bad depends on our own philosophical beliefs. If our philosophy of human nature is based on the writings of philosophers and psychologists who believe that human nature is determined by the environment we are exposed to then human nature itself can be given a high rating of being good or bad based on the environment. But, if our philosophy of human nature is based on the Perfect Philosopher, then there can be no mistake that human nature in itself is inclined to do evil.

One of the most compelling books on human nature is also the most sought out book, in different languages, throughout the whole wide world. The Author of this book reveals the true identity of human nature. This philosophical book is broken down into 66 books which reveal the problem of humanity and the solution to humanity. The problem of humanity is it’s inclination to do evil. The solution to humanity is in the One who came to eradicate evil once and for all. Both are revealed in the Scriptures we now know as the Bible or Word of God.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV)

Let us look at some of the things this Perfect Philosopher has to say regarding evil:

“The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that EVERY INCLINATION of the thoughts of his heart was ONLY EVIL ALL THE TIME.” (Genesis 6:5, NIV)

“Every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood.” (Genesis 8:21, NIV)

“Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” (Psalm 51:5, NIV)

That is why Scripture says, “As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." "The poison of vipers is on their lips." “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness." "Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know." (Romans 3:10-17, NIV)

If we were stuck with the problem alone then there would be no hope of changing but the solution is in Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of the world.

“For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.” (Colossians 1:19-23, NIV)


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