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Subj: Re: The D&D Ethics Model - Has it gone mainstream?
Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 at 09:45:04 pm EST (Viewed 377 times)
Reply Subj: The D&D Ethics Model - Has it gone mainstream?
Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 at 11:54:53 am EST (Viewed 489 times)

    I was thinking about the comic book notion of Heaven and Hell being at war and being unconcerned with collateral damage. How does this make sense? Isn't Heaven Good and Hell Evil? Shouldn't Good be compassionate and kind?

    Since most settings like this are in imperfect universes where God is either absent or not all-powerful you tend to have the angels running things. They may be "good" but having an imperfect universe means imperfect solutions. In the grand scheme of things if Heaven can shut down Hell once and for all turning Earth in a paradise and seeing no more souls get damned instead of an endless Cold War where a fair number of souls are damned I can see Heaven opting to end the war even if their is a large amount of collateral damage. After all, the righteous will enter Heaven and no more will be damned. Wouldn't all the good that accomplishes outweigh the short term negative effects?

    It is the old argument of weighing one evil against another. Or in this case weighing one good against another. What is the price one is worth?

    There might be one in a billion demons who might be good or have a chance at being redemmed, but how do the angels know? Is it worth the price of all the horror the other billions of demons are doing for the sake or even possibility of those few?

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