I have an utter distaste for the word, evil. In addition to the concept being simplistic and completely subjective, it’s an intellectual dead end.

Stephen Hawking once typed, “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge”. The moment we define an act or perpetrator as evil, we cease our examination. But evil is not a motivation, it is an interpretation. If we don’t work to understand the true motivation of the offender, we can never hope to change the behavior.

Now I’ll climb off of my soapbox and get back to doodling.

5 Responses to ““Evil” Must Be Stopped”
  1. spblat says:

    With you all the way!

  2. Ryan says:

    do you truly believe the concept of evil does not exist or did you just need something to post. Stephan Hawking – How cliche

  3. Todd Marrone says:

    I take it back. It says right here in my Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual that vampires, witches and most dragons are, indeed, evil.

  4. Birchtree says:

    If one believes that there cannot be good without evil and visa versa, how does one differentiate between the two? The exact same theoretical argument could be made that there is no “good” either. Hence, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.

  5. kristin says:

    I think what Todd is trying to say is that “evil” is an excuse for something that the “good” people don’t want to deal with. Evil is everything that should be feared and avoided because we don’t really care to know anything about it. Evil is usually a good name for something that you have never done and are too scared to try. As for me, BRING ON THE EVIL!