Tag: Good and Evil


“The White Knight”


Where does evil come from? We've got two choices: It comes either from within or from without. How one answer this question can hinge on how one understands the relationship between Good and Evil.  If we think they are completely separate, then we will tend to divide the world up into the things that...

The Myth of Progress


"People tend to confuse the words, 'new' and 'improved'"  -- Agent Colson, Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. (pilot episode) In the modern world, we assume progress. We do so because, among other things, we see it all around us.  The iPhone 5S was better than the iPhone 5C, which was better than...

The Olympic Spirit and Human Goodness


Are human beings basically good, or are they more inclined to do evil?  There is plenty of evidence for both sides of this long debated philosophical question. There is a lot of evidence for human goodness--we see it in the so called "Olympic Spirit" where individuals dig so deeply to...