Why I am a Heathen


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Fylgja, Hugr & Hamr


Good and Evil Continued


heathen Theory

Though a bit tedious, I thought it was important that I talk a little bit about what I meant in the previous article by good and evil.  To begin we should define the terms themselves.  For the purposes of this article good should be defined as that which is morally just, while evil is that which is morally unacceptable.  However these definitions by themselves are not enough.  Morality is a natoriously ambiguous term.  Morality varies not just from culture to culture, but also individual to individual.  The fact of the matter is that morality is, to some extent subjective.  I’ll cite the classic example of the man who steals bread in order to feed his children.  Now is this man morally unjust and therefore evil because he stole?  Or were his reasons mortally acceptable, making him by extension good?  Well the answer to that depends largely on who you are…

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