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(bismillah)

Today I had a debate with a Christian brother and we concluded with this big question.

He argued that the concept of good and evil is defined only for the religion itself. Bad and evil, moral and immoral are divine creations only in the context of the religion itself. However, it ceases to exist outside that context. In other words, It is impossible to apply any religion's concepts universally.

Is the concept of good defined within a religion's own domain only?

Can anyone answer this question? thanks in advance

If you need further elaboration please ask.

(wasalam)

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No, it is the root of concept. It is our fitrah to know what is good, what is bad. Truth --> Good, Falsehood --> Bad.

Could you define, what is a "true"? You won't be able to define it because it is the root of the concept.

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Is the concept of good defined within a religion's own domain only?

Here-below is an example of good and evil outside a religious context.

Two Wolves

An old Cherokee chief is teaching his grandson about life:

"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

"One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority.

"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion.

"This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old chief simply replied, "The one you feed."

wslm.

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