Human beings have the ability, it seems, to justify many things to themselves. What is “acceptable” at any time in history is a moveable feast. What humanity deems acceptable today would have shocked my parent’s generation. On the news there has been reports about how unwed mothers were shipped off to mother and baby homes in Ireland, now it is very common to have babies out of wedlock. Divorce was an outrage, now it is very common. I am divorced. I heard another interpretation of 4×4 the other day. It is a woman who has four children by four different fathers.
One could argue that we live in very decadent times.
I have been posting a bit about evil.
As a thought experiment, if for example you are monitoring this blog, in effect snooping on me. Is that justifiable or is it evil?
It depends on your motive.
If you are passing by because something interests you. That is harmless free and simply curiosity driven.
But If you were to be monitoring the blog, to gain advantage, the motive behind that is dodgier.
Many people have succumbed to online stalking and obsessing. It is one of the new “temptations” of our age, our digital era.
If you have been tempted, there is nearly always a hint of salacious to it. It can be a tiny whiff or a massive dose of sulphur.
What do you think is evil?
Where does the line between thoroughly justifiable and evil sit?