Jinn/Demons (Benevolent and Malevolent) 

Demons (Benevolent and Malevolent)

What does mean?

The original Greek word daimon does not carry negative connotations. The Greek conception of a daimōn notably appears in the works of Plato, where it describes the divine inspiration of Socrates.

In Christian writings the word was used to signify “pagan god” or “unclean spirit.” Much later, when the Bible was translated into Old English, “demon” was rendered as “devil.”

Demon - Daimon / Daemon; Greek Word of The Day Lost in Translation. greekerthanthegreeks.blogspot.

Greek words (mis)translated as Satan/Devil in the New Testament.

Daemons are benevolent or benign nature spirits, beings of the same nature as both mortals and deities, similar to ghosts, chthonic heroes, spirit guides, forces of nature, or the deities themselves (see Plato's Symposium).

In the first of his 1641 Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes imagines that an evil demon, of "utmost power and cunning has employed all his energies in order to deceive me." In Meditation Three Descartes is going to establish not only that there is a God but that God is not a deceiver.

In thought experiments philosophers occasionally imagine entities with special abilities as a way to pose tough intellectual challenges or highlight apparent paradoxes. Examples include:

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