Nite Mirror (nitemirror) wrote,
Nite Mirror

One of the books I'm currently reading is Personal Demons by Stacia Kane. I like the story, but in the back of my head I'm critiquing how she's telling it.

Ah, while she isn't hitting one over the head with themes and morals, the main character is conflicted with the old free-will vs. determination issue and if we do have free-will what does that say about a person when they do something considered immoral?

The story mentions how demons seduce us into evil more than tricking or coercing us into doing wrong (whatever wrong means).

Anyway, that got me thinking of the nature of evil and what exactly do we think of as evil. "Abandon Hope All ye who enter here" as the famous line goes. It hit me that's what evil is, setting up situations where a person gives up their hope -- Like most internal, ethereal things hope isn't something that can be taken. However, wear a person down enough and they will set it aside, abandon it, and they've entered Dante's Hell without even having to take a step.

I shouldn't be here at all; I'm neglecting some responsibilities I have right now (negligence, an evil act?). ::::shrugging::::

bah, I really wish I could continue this neglect of my duties, but ... I wouldn't be who I think I am if I did totally abandon certain responsibilities. :-/
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