I thought I'd pose a question to you all, good old friends, proud Asylumites, and newcomers withal. What do you think of the nature of good and evil, in this world, in fantasies like Myth or even LotR, and might there be a difference between fiction and reality?
What, exactly, is evil? Do you take the Sophistic view where evil and other such judgement is the fallacy of a society's relative understanding of another, or the Platonic view where there is a concrete, true reality, with enlightenment at its height in the ultimate Form of Good? Is it necessary to have evil exist in order to have good exist? Where might evil manifest itself today in this world, if at all? How is a good person, a bad person, or even an evil person defined?
These are all questions that I've been thinking about, and I realized I'd love to hear all the wonderfully constructed and varied opinions as always tend to come from this group of pleasant individuals. I have my own thoughts, but I look foreward to hearing what you all have to say before I post my conclusions.