Allow me to take a few cracks at this:
"Good" and "Evil" are not separate independent entities that exist in and of themselves. You cannot "remove" the evil from everything. Evil has
no tangible form. You simply cannot grasp hold of something that doesn't exist except as an abstract concept descriptor.
Yes, Good and evil form separate entities. This can be proven by simple observation; The nature of good does not change, and appears inthe same form
wherever it appears. The good nature of a child is the same as the good nature of a child that lived 1000 years ago. That good nature has an
existence of itself, and endures forever. Good and evil are not abstract things. Good has a power and strength all its own, and can alter its
environment. When a person is good, he can affect changes in his environment, and in other people. Abstract concepts cannot do this. Good is a
powerful force. It is not a human thought, but existed before us.
You must assume that good and evil are human creations. Not only that, but you probably think that these things originiated on this earth. Not only
is this miopic, it cannot be true.
We know this is not true because Good and Evil cannot be limited to this earth. Good and evil are the prodcuts of intelligence. Good and evil are
not HUMAN inventions. They must necissarily exist wherever divine intelligence has emerged. The definition of Good for the as-yet undiscovered
aliens must be the same as our own. Life and Good are from the same source. Whatever increases the life force of a being is good, and whatever
degrades or diminishes it is evil.
Animals react to good and evil just like people do. They didn't invent it either, but they surely respond to it. Any owner of a dog can tell you
that. In order for this to happen, Good and evil MUST have some kind of signiture or force all their own. This would mean that good and evil are
more than just concepts, they have cosmic origins and exist.
Evil and good are not abstractions. When a person does a good thing, there are consequences and results. When a person does evil, the same things
occur. There are forces behind each of them, and powers involved in their unfolding.
We can compare these forces to "spirits" or intelligent forces that exist. A good man is filled with a good spirit, it can influence other beings.
Abstract concepts cannot influence other beings. If what you say is correct, then an evil man can mimick the effect of being good simply by smiling
or emulating the traits and behaviors of a good man. But, as yo ukow from personal experience, we are not fooled by someone who does this. What is
it that makes us suspicious of liars of this kind? We have a sense of it, and what we are sensing is a tangible thing. If we can sense it, then it
must be evident.
If you don't recognize the difference between good and evil, or think they are just imaginary states, then you have struck out into a brave new
philosophical world all your own.
Here's something to twist your lemon: What would good and evil be like to an alien intelligent species? It is very likely that life exists
elsewhere in the universe, and it probably is as intelligent as us, or more so. What would they say about good and evil? I think they would say
things very similar to our own world.