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Originally posted by Ismail
Evil is a purely cultural concept. The pig is a pig. It is not "evil", it is a pig. It has teeth and a tongue, like many pigs. Teeth are associated with biting. Pigs are associated with "dirty" (and that's a load of balls, by the way). Your sub-conscious is telling you that this pig could bite you and the bite from the dirty pig could turn septic (although it probably would not).
You do not understand why you have an instinctive revulsion for this pig (although it originates from your own cultural input, and natural fear of teeth), because this is happening in your sub-concious. You associate the unexplained "feeling of unease" to a supersticious notion like evil.
Also, the long tongue, which in religious conceptions is an attribute of the devil (devil=evil)generaly used in association with sex (I assume that to a certain degree, your morals make you ill at ease with sexual matters), may contribute to you feeling this way.
The use of the word "evil" makes me think you were brought up in a religious environnement, and that explains your reaction.
I see the pig for what it is. A pig, who, akin to many pigs, has teeth, and a tongue. Nothing disturbing about him for me. He's probably been eaten by now anyway, poor creature...
[edit on 4-9-2009 by Ismail]