I think that there is a zero point behind everything in the universe and that everything that exists in a positive or negative number expression off of that point. This is one way to look at it if you think that math is the universal language of the divine. For example, 1 or -1 or .0097434 -.0097434 etc. There are infinite potential expressions and each one can have a positive or negative value. Each number is connected by the infinite divisions in between them.
In this sense everything that exists has the potential expression of a positive or negative value and also everything that exists has a cost which inevitably leads back to zero. This is karma; the idea that all actions have a cost, a reactionary value that is balanced out, the push and the pull. In this way, evil is typically the ignorance of the equal cost of the action or the conscious acceptance of that cost to achieve whatever goal the negative action entails.
Everything has a cost, both doing and not doing, and in a strange sense everything continues to be expressed regardless. We can be grateful that we weren't the ones that had to express this or that negative thing, learning from others mistakes. In a sense every time a person lies, whether they get caught or not, there is a cost; the person loses the ability to trust. This is the karmic cause and effect of the universe. There are no cheats. Ignorance is no excuse because the consequences always come. The universal law doesn't care if the action has intent or not, if it was done consciously or not. As people we tend to personalize our actions, but they are no more personal than any other natural cause and effect. We aren't offended when we see a rock that has been eroded by water. We do not say that the water was evil for doing such a thing. We simply recognize that this is what happens when one thing clashes with another long enough. The physical world is just a metaphor for concepts as everything that exists is mind.
This is absolute accountability with consciousness and wisdom as the highest goals. Christian theology has saturated the western world. Not the good parts, not the renunciation of physical and carnal desire as a trade for spiritual desire. Instead the part that made it so successful; the forgiveness part. The part that says you help but sin and when you do sin you can be saved & forgiven by a blood sacrifice ritual. (I won't get into the part about how a loving, all powerful god wouldn't likely require blood to solve problems)
In truth, there is cause and effect and there is no escape from the truth of cause and effect, the karmic idea of absolute accountability. Instead of being forgiven you are trapped with the pain of the ignorant choice and that is exactly what is supposed to keep you form repeating the negative action over and over again. The brain is programed with rewards and punishments. The negative responses to things are supposed to keep us from doing negative things and vice versa. All our drugs are designed to hack this pain/information system.
So be aware that everything has a cost. A water erodes stone over time. There is no need for forgiveness instead it is a simple reality. The point is to learn. It isn't good or bad. You get what you give. Everyone gets exactly what they deserve.
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