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Re: [Rival] Ballmer Again Embarrasses Microsoft in Public

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____/ Erik Jan on Thursday 28 Jan 2010 11:15 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz had de volgende lumineuze gedachte op 28-01-10 04:45:
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>> ____/ Homer on Wednesday 27 Jan 2010 17:06 : \____
>>> Verily I say unto thee, that Erik Jan spake thusly:
>>>> Homer had de volgende lumineuze gedachte op 26-01-10 23:04:
>>>>> Truly evil people never do, as they are blissfully devoid of any
>>>>> moral conscience, are incapable of feeling any remorse over the
>>>>> consequences of evil behaviour, and firmly believe in the
>>>>> righteousness of their own vile doctrines. Several Microsoft
>>>>> "evangelists" right here in COLA and CSMA exhibit the same
>>>>> symptoms. Indeed their very presence in these groups at /all/
>>>>> proves it.
>>>> It may be that truly evil people NO LONGER know that they do evil.
>>>> But there was a time, "once upon a time", that they did know they
>>>> turned a corner in their lives and forsook the path of
>>>> wisdom/knowledge/conscience. Otherwise truly evil people would be
>>>> innocent.
>>> I agree. Of course the point at which they turned that corner they made
>>> a conscious and deliberate decision, otherwise they'd have turned back,
>>> driven by either the realisation of their mistake or remorse. Therefore
>>> those who continue doing evil unabated, do so because they choose to be
>>> evil.
>> They are not "evil" by their own standards. YouTube has documentary videos
>> about the Russian mafia. It's illuminating how they perceive their
>> actions.
>> - --
>> ~~ Best of wishes
> Evil and justice are objective facts of this universe. One knows when
> one is evil. but I grant to you that evil makes blind also. A literary
> example is Sauron, who is blind to the possibility that someone might
> reject the lure of power. Another one is Voldemort in the Potter books.
> He knows he is evil and knows that he is living a lie. He knows that he
> might renounce his past, but chooses to reject this. All this is made
> very clear at the end of the seventh book. In the near death experience
> of Harry Potter Voldemort is depicted as a suffering childish soul
> closed in in the solitude of his own making. For all the fiction in
> these books they describe reality, reason why they are so widely read.

The word "Evil" is a troubling one to use. It's being thrown around in all
sorts of contexts (sometimes religious) and it's based on perspective.

The word "Evil" is used to cast nations/people/doctrines as "enemies" and drive
people to attacking that "Evil".

- -- 
		~~ Best of wishes

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