8FOLD: Mighty Medley # 27, March 2016, by Messrs. Brenton, Perron, Russell, and Stokes

Tom Russell joltcity at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 15:29:40 PDT 2016

On Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 11:54:57 AM UTC-4, Drew Perron wrote:
> On Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:16:51 PM UTC-4, Tom Russell wrote:
> > On Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 12:30:35 PM UTC-4, Drew Perron wrote:
> > > On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 9:30:13 PM UTC-4, Tom Russell wrote:
> > 
> > > > When one chooses the light, another the dark; the
> > > > dark, another the light. Our universe is built around Evil and Good
> > > > kept in perfect and equal balance, always at war."
> > > 
> > > Man, that's *so* not true. I will fite you Maldeux >:/ Both physically and philosophically!!
> > > 
> > > (And man, that can be used to justify *anything*, can't it? When the existence of evil is good, and each causes each, then any random thing you do is just keeping the balance.)
> > 
> > Well-- it's certainly not true in our universe, and probably isn't true in the Eightfold universe ( I certainly hope it's not!), but it is specifically the Eightfold Universe-- where every living thing has equal parts Never-Lord and Red Hart in them, and so in a way, you can argue that there does exist some form of cosmic balance-- that he's speaking about, and not ours.
> You know, it's interesting. It's definitely true that, in our world and more literally in the Eightfoldverse, everyone has the potential for good and evil in them. But "balance between good and evil" implies that having equal parts of each is somehow Correct, somehow a more meaningful Good than actual people overcoming the evil within themselves and making the universe better. There's a lot of things in the universe that need to be in the right state of balance, but the point of that balance is that it *is* good, not that it's between good and bad. (Not that I'm saying that it was wrong for you to put this trope here - it works *really well* as the kind of thing Maldeux would have as part of his philosophy, and I quite like pointing out when a Big Speech On How The Real World Works is self-serving and limited~)

Well said, sir. The salient point of course, as you grok, is that HE believes it, and will set things into motion accordingly-- doesn't matter if it's true or not, and this being a universe where good generally triumphs over evil on a regular-enough basis, he's probably very wrong. :-)

> > Fite him, Drew. Fite him good!
> Drew "nomtronic" Perron

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