posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 12:47 AM
Uh, the term 'car' is a term that is accepted by everyone universally. A 'car' is a motor driven vehicle, with four wheels. The term 'car' is
undisputed, so it works for everyone.
The term 'evil' is used to describe so many different things, and some of those things may be 'evil' to some, but not others.
We humans used to believe that some types of sicknesses came about by 'evil' spirits or demons entering the body, for example. We now know that
these sicknesses are caused by bacteria and viruses. Are these bugs 'evil'? No. They are organisms, just trying to survive.
When a leader terms a group of people or a particular act or situation 'evil', well, he's talking out his ass and just trying to get a rise out of
his constituency. He isn't doing anyone any favors by doing this, since it only brings the question for many of: "Why is this evil, and what is
there to be done about it?
I mean, the general consensus about evil is that it exists, has always existed, and will always exist. So 'fighting evil', or 'evildoers', or an
'axis of evil' is just fighting something that has no real definition, and therefore can be modified by a group with an agenda to suit their
particular needs or desires at any particular time.
If we are going to fight something, let it be something that has a definition that all people can relate to, rather than creating a division between
the people by using such an indefinite term.
These definite terms exist, and I can guarantee you that the military planners are using names of individuals, places, groups of self-proclaimed
enemies to define what we are up against. I can assure you they are not planning to fight and win battles against 'evil'. Evil is just an
impractical term. It really has no useable meaning. It is simply used to illicit an emotional reaction.
This is why religions use it so heavily. It inspires fear, and fear which, like most fear, is unjustified and unreasonable.