The good man knows that all men are capable of evil and guards himself against evil in his thinking. The evil man doesn’t believe in evil and therefore lays himself open to commit all sorts of evil.
Who have been the monsters of the last century? Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, et al; I’m sure most people would agree on these men. What is the common thread that connects them all?
Is it not that they were all convinced that they were morally superior to all other people. Or that they rejected current common morality and definitions of evil?
All I know is this if I hear that a person believes he can define morality or evil without an outside guide I fear their rise to power.
© 2011 Vic Jones