Rethinking Good & Evil/Bad 😈

Daniel Adeyemi
4 min readApr 14, 2018
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I’d be honest with you, when I see a cute picture of a cat, two thoughts come to mind, I’d really love to have a cat 😻 in the midst of that thought I’d be snapped back to reality by the reminder that I’d probably run away from that same cat 😹 out of fear 🙀 Welcome to being raised in a world where many movies portray cats as tools of the demons or wicked people. I saw too many movies growing up that even though I know it’s not true my mind thinks otherwise ( wait is it true?). Its no wonder over the Easter weekend when I casually mentioned that I’d like to have a cat and a dog 🐶 to my aunt she said, “errm about that cat”, I knew where she was going. She didn’t have a strong point but then we were both victims of our environment. What makes a cat evil and a dog good? 🤷🏾‍♂️

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Over that same weekend I saw my Grandma and noticed she had a tattoo on her hands, and I’m like 😎, I would most likely get a tattoo when it becomes less painful and less permanent — maybe I can do a one year tattoo or something. It’s often associated with being bad — especially people who have many. A better question before it’s classified would be, What does the tattoo mean? What does it represent?

Tattoos fall into three broad categories: purely decorative (with no specific meaning); symbolic (with a specific meaning pertinent to the wearer); pictorial (a depiction of a specific person or item)

So someone tackled Lecrae that his neck piece was representing the dark side and he replied well.

My friend Oluchukwu Ejiofor who served in Uyo, Akwa Ibom got tackled recently because she wore an anklet because according to most people it was worn by Prostitutes and marine spirits.

Every spirit living in the water is known as marine spirit. Marine kingdom is the greatest kingdom of all evil demonic kingdoms. source

Dental braces are used to align and straighten teeth and help position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also aiming to improve dental health. Medicated Glasses are used to correct eye deficiency. Plastic surgery, According to NHS UK is used in repairing and reconstructing missing or damaged tissue and skin, usually because of surgery, illness, injury or an abnormality present from birth.

Abnormality from birth, what is abnormal? Plastic surgery like many others is a corrective measure on a defect. To what extent can go before a corrective measure is considered bad?

Good and Bad must stem from a moral compass or all it would forever be relative, In many instances, it’s pretty difficult to declare something as superficially good or bad/evil.

Moral Compass: anything which serves to guide a person’s decisions based on morals or virtues.

What’s your moral compass? What informs your moral compass?

Ravi Zacharias in his reply to the question If God exists, why doesn’t He stop rapists from raping? uses an Eastern folklore to conclude his answer.

The story is told in eastern folklore of a man who lost his horse that ran away, after the horse ran away the neighbour came to him and said “You have bad luck isn’t it, your horse is gone”, The man-Owner of the horse replied “You know, what do I know about these things?” Few days later the horse came back with 20 other wild horses and the neighbour came and said “Amazing! it’s not bad luck, it’s good luck you’ve got 20 more”, the man said “What do I know about these things?”, later the man’s young son goes about taming one of the horses, in the process the horse kicks him and breaks his leg, the neighbour comes and says “Terrible isn’t it your son’s leg is broken, bad luck that these horses came”, the man says what do I know about good luck and bad luck, few days go by and a bunch of thugs come looking for recruits to join their gang and their looking for young abled men and they’re about to pick a young man when they find out that his leg is broken, they reject him, “We’re going to move to the next house” they say, The neighbour comes and says to the man “Good luck isn’t it? Your son’s leg is broken.

How do we know an incident or event is/was bad? By what happens next?

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