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Started by John Wick, July 10, 2001, 01:41:00 PM
QuoteOn 2001-07-15 00:50, Jared A. Sorensen wrote:I like your idea, but I would forgo the torture/rape stuff -- it's distasteful to me, and a little too human in its depravity.
QuoteThe conclusion is incorrect in respect to Tolkien's elves. They are what they are because they have no choice in the matter. The song of creation defines all they are and all they can be.
QuoteGood and Evil are terms defined by a being's societal environment. In the animal kingdom there is no Good or Evil behavior. There is Live or Die.
QuoteIn our society:Evil is being selfish...
QuoteRandom acts of destruction and violence are not Evil. Actions with no "apparent" rhyme or reason which result in no "personal" gain to the initiator of the action are Chaotic, not Evil.
QuoteFrex: I pick up a rock and throw it at a stranger on an impulse. The target gets hit and suffers injury. I acted on an impulse and gain nothing from it. If the target had been someone I knew and had a grudge against then it would be Evil. Otherwise it's just random stupidity.
QuoteAnother Frex: A hurricane comes...
QuoteSimplistic perhaps but sometimes we over-analyze things.
QuoteAnimals are incapable of abstract thought...
QuoteGreat cliche: Good needs evil and vice versa. Without one, the other cannot exist. A cliche is an assumed truth. Everyone assumes its true without ever thinking about it.
Quote from: John WickAnd Jared, I don't need a reason to bitch slap you.
Quote from: John WickThere is a reason you threw the rock. Whether it is curiosity (SNIP) or pleasure (SNIP) or maliciousness (SNIP), you had a reason to do it. Nobody does anything "on impulse." People behave according to external and internal stimuli... even if that stimulli is "freewill."
Quote from: John WickGood and Evil are terms defined by a being's societal environment. In the animal kingdom there is no Good or Evil behavior. There is Live or Die.