The Goddess & The Devil
Marcus “…. For such a Belief provides an all too convenient Sense of Justification in them to commit the most horrendous Acts of Injustice … whether in the Form of physical or purely emotional Violence … against the fellow Creatures with whom they should seek Harmony for the Good of all. But, nonetheless, Injustice … call it Evil if you will … persists. Nay, it thrives within the Host of human Society.”
“And this is all attributed to human Emotion?” I examined.
“Yes,” she replied. “We Humans are strange Creatures. We know what we want … that being Life and Happiness, which is Pleasure and, to my Mind, good. Likewise, it’s our Nature to seek to avoid Pain and Death. But, obviously, we’re, on the Whole, going about it all wrong, as evidenced by the Amount of needless Pain and Death in our World. Rather than employing our Reasoning Skills to stop the Pain, we allow the Pain to morph into Hate toward those whom we believe are to blame for our Pain and seek to inflict Pain upon them … or even destroy them … with the warped Belief that such vengeful Conduct will promote Justice and Happiness. But it doesn’t; it merely perpetuates the endless Cycle of Pain, Hate and Violence … and more Pain … and so on, and so on. Thus, I think we are, as a Race, terribly lacking in Virtue.”
~ The Goddess & The Devil, Act I, Scene 11, Ch. XXXIX
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