Tuesday, July 19, 2011

good vs evil...

It started out as a discussion over dinner about religion being a necessary tool of evil in politicking.  And then it suddenly occurred to me; isn't religion the devil itself?

If there wasn't a continuous polarisation of "good" and "evil" and the subsequent reinforcement of it, would there even be a division between the two?

Rhetoric lightbulb-moment; without good, would there be evil?  Vice-versa - without evil, what is good?  Where is the thin, grey line that tips one over to one side or the other?

The use of religion as a control-tool is inherently dependent on the continuous propogation of the struggle between good and evil.  But doesn't the precept of good and evil exist only in our own heads?