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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), Dec 6, 2015 at 21:52

"I believe in the total depravity of mankind"

Hopefully that's distorted observation rather than projection! It really isn't so bad! What makes things worse than they otherwise would have been is politicians! Most people are basically good - though a little averse to being awoken out of their comfortable slumber.

[5] And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

So - 'man" means mankind? And every man? And every imagination . And it was always evil?

Obviously the operative word here is 'was' otherwise you'd have a very bleak appreciation of people. So you can't extrapolate that onto all people at all times.

"I was considering "fully enlightened" to mean "enlightened to his fullest capacity"."

I meant fully enlightened, suffering from no illusions, complete clarity of mind, able to perceive the truth in everything, not affected by a lower nature etc.

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