Evil is Devastating and Boring ~ BitterSweetLife

Friday, April 20, 2007

Evil is Devastating and Boring

Lars Walker comments on the banality of evil and the banality of the Virginia Tech killer who couldn't even come up with an original ending to his life story.

There are heroes and there are villains. Hollywood gets them confused, but there is no arguing which of the two is passe, monotonous, even morally "staid." To live creatively, to go against the trends, one must find virtue. To find virtue, one must find Christ.

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Dan Morehead said...

Agree, except for the last sentence. Keep up the good work.

Ariel said...

Thanks, Dan. I'd like to hear you flesh out your perspective on "virtue."

Admittedly, there are numerous Buddhists, Hindus, New Agers, etc., who are pleasant to be around and live morally commendable lives.

In the biblical sense, though, we are forced to assert that you can't get good fruit from a bad tree. Without Christ's inner work, all virtuous acts still have cancerous roots.

Of course, I didn't specify in the post in what sense I was talking about "virtue." So maybe we don't disagree?


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