Friday, March 23, 2007

The face of evil

The question of evil is one that humanity has tried to answer since we came out of the primordial goop. But the fact of the matter is, given different religions, belief systems, cultures, and ideologies, it is a question that can never be adequately answered. The question of whether or not evil is a recognizable thing is even harder - how can you tell if something, or someone, is inherently evil?

Is there even such a thing? Some believe that we are, essentially, born evil, and that it is our task through life to vanquish this evil through prayer and belief and faith, and that at the end of our lives we will be judged and either accepted into Heaven, or found wanting and cast into the pit of hell. Some believe that we are born with limitless capacity for either good or evil, and it is a combination of genetics, upbringing, education and other external factors which ultimately decides that we are good or evil - or somewhere in between.

Given these myriad ideas, the FACE of evil is an even more complex concept.

Is it this?


According to some Christians, it is. Although, they technically believe that it is also this:


Some believe it's this:


Extremists at the other end even believe this:


But the truth is, I have seen the face of evil. Worse, it is in my home.

The truth is, evil is far more subtle, more devious, than any of us realize.


Because the face of evil is this:


Doubt me at your own peril.

4 comments:

New Texan said...

ohhhhhh... he looks perfectly not-evil. Ha.

I know your pain... our bassett hound looks like an angel, but he is Satan incarnate.

Maxine Dangerous said...

Don't hurt the puppy! ;)

Manny said...

You know how I know you're gay?

You don't own a shih tzu.

Chez said...

You know how I know you're gay Manny?

You listen to Coldplay.

(Your dog rocks by the way TK)