On the Misconceptions of Good and Evil
by Lee Duane FitzSimmons
The greatest misconception that has ever plagued the human species is the idea that the diurnal currents of the daytime hours are good, and the nocturnal currents of the evening hours are evil. This erroneous classification of good and evil has helped to create many of the massive imbalances that now exist within the collective psyche of the human species. In order to achieve a correct balance, these incorrect notions need to be identified as erroneous and replaced with conceptualizations that more correctly define the basic notions of good and evil.
First of all, the daytime hours are filled with numerous acts of evil. Some of the bloodiest wars of the last several thousand years were fought in the harsh light of the sun. The realms of the diurnal hours are when some of the most villainous acts of humanity are performed because these are the hours when most people are awake and active; therefore, evil entities have many more options from which to choose. Just because something happens during the day does not mean that it is good, wholesome, pure, or innocent.
Secondly, the evening hours are filled with goodness. The night is when rest and relaxation occur. The realms of the nocturnal hours are also when some of the most beautiful presentations of music and theatre are performed. In the dark glow of the evening hours, the imaginations and dreams of every single child, woman, and man are inspired with goodness and creative enjoyment that renews the soul and delights the senses. The night is also a sacred time that is filled with holy reverence for everything that is good and true. Just because something happens at night does not mean that it is evil, wicked, diabolic, or sinister.
Therefore, the basic notions of light as good and darkness as evil need to be seen as erroneous philosophical conceptions that distort the truth and cause error and imbalance within the both the spirit and psyche of humanity. Good can be more correctly defined as things that are beneficial to the species. Evil can be better defined as things that are detrimental to the species. Whether these things occur during the day or the night is irrelevant.
What truly matters is the thing itself.
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