You Can't Change The Good

Class Forums Government 2017-2018 Assignment 3 You Can't Change The Good

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      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>What is The Good? For most of History, Goodness was seen as an absolute. There was good and evil; not just good things and evil things, but </span><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Good </span></i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>and </span><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Evil. </span></i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>They were powerful forces, enough to be written about in fairy tales, enough to start wars, and enough to die for. But there seems to have been a terrible change in the meaning of good and evil. They  now considered to be different for everyone. Mendelssohn’s </span><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Elijah </span></i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>is only good, and beautiful by extension, if it makes you feel good. Respecting proper authority is good only if those authorities are likable and agree with you. It appears that the good which was altogether outside of ourselves has become “</span><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>I.”  </span></i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>“Me” is the only good and I should seek to make myself feel better about the things that I do.</span> <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>We are our own idols</span><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>. </span></i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”> Anything critical, any recognition of difference between me and another person, is seen as cruel, hateful and bigoted. We are told to keep in mind that “What you may think is good could mean something evil for the next person.” </span>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>I say that this is utter nonsense. There is good in this world and is shows itself in varying degrees. Good does not come from the human heart, but from something much better, something completely other than ourselves. The highest good, that which all good things flows out of, is absolutely fixed. It has overcome evil through kings and mothers, peasants and carpenters. It continues to conquer evil and will ultimately be victorious but we must not be compelled by the notion that we can decide what good is.  </span>

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      Stop pasting in html format!  it’s very hard to read.

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