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Date Posted: 20:21:03 10/02/07 Tue
Author: Trent
Subject: Potential For Evil

While reading an essay called "Spike: Demolished man? Conflicted Vamp?", written by someone named Shadowkat, I came across this passage:

Do demons in the Buffyverse have freewill or do their violent tendencies overwhelm it? I guess we can ask the same question about humans - do they? Or does our moral compass overwhelm it? Clearly humans do. We can choose to do good or evil. So I believe the same may be true of demons. It's just the demon is more predisposed to do evil while the human is predisposed to do good.

I don't know if I agree with this statement. Yes, I believe that both humans and demons can choose to do good or evil. But I do not believe that demons are more predisposed toward evil and humans are more predisposed toward good. That sounds like another case of viewing "the Others" as inferior to one's own group. And it reeks a little of human arrogance.

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