Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pompeii

So I guess the lava that destroyed Pompeii was not evil, lacking any
intention to do harm. But what about the serial killer who can't find
any victims?

1 comment:

Eric said...

In following your bit of discussion of evil, I found this one about a serial killer best, kind of like the tree falling in the forest. I think we call a lot of things evil, but they are not themselves (as events or even people) evil. However,I do think there is a presence that can be called into being with tragedies,and actions. I do not see nature as having a mind, but I do see people as having them, even if we say they have lost their mind, and I do think the mind has the capability to call about evil. Still,I think we also have the capability to call about good or God. I thought M. Scott Peck wrote very well regarding evil and life in "People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil"