Re: [Slate] American Religious fervor, by the numbers

Jeff Bone (
Thu, 01 Jul 1999 22:17:19 -0500

An' devouring his own brain in a storm of illogic, The Beast That Is Tim
spewed thusly:

> Good if your considering creation as
> good is present all around us. The natural order of things, the life
> of things, are all good and in harmony with one another. You can't
> (excluding man) show where this comes out of sync. Wether it be the
life of
> a plant, bug, animal or star, it all works in perfect harmony. We as
> view the Volcano as bad because it wrecks our little houses and roads.
> see the tornado as bad, or the flood as bad. But they aren't. They are
> of a bigger system that works without evil.

Okay, by your arguments:

Good == creation. (given)
Evil is the opposite of good. (def. of "evil")
Destruction is the opposite of creation. (def. of "destruction.")
Destruction is evil. (inference)
Destruction occurs in nature. (empirical)

.: Nature is evil.

Whatever, Tim! ;-)