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  • Markshire PCs:

Heehee! This is FUN! I love the philosophical arguments that get everyone fired up…..
Ok, on the Dahmer loony issue – They had a reason to do what they did that made sense to them. That was my basic point. Evil is definitely in the eye of the beholder – it is amazing what people can talk themselves into what is “right”, especially when it’s what they want to do in the first place, no matter how insane or violent, or selfish it may appear to others.
Ok, how about this for a good/evil description?

Good is placing the welfare of others ahead of yourself, in the extreme, even unto your own demise (dying to save a child, etc..).

Evil is placing your OWN wants and welfare ahead of everyone else, to the point of senseless murder because you don’t care at all what anyone else wants or thinks.

“Good” is usually manifested as having a “conscience”, which is realizing that others have wants and needs above and beyond yourself.

Sounds good, anyway. 😉