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HWalsh wrote:Doing it *was* Good though. Not doing it would have incredibly Evil not to mention selfish. Good is all about personal sacrifice and what is more valuable then one's values? A person's values are certainly worth more then something as simple as their life. To sacrifice one's values, their purpose, their cause for Good is the highest Good, even if those values are Good values.Anzyr wrote:Remember people... you can 1. sacrifice your child's mother to 2. set off a terrible ritual with 3. the intention of committing genocide; and still be a good person, despite the evil act. Maybe even more good for it. Just ask one Harry Dresden. The "Good" a lot of people here are arguing for is dumb. And many of us believe that pretending good is ignorant and foolish is kind of insulting to "Good".
You don't understand Harry Dresden.
He never claimed what he did was good. We are also seeing that what he did actually may have made the situation in the world a lot worse. Even Harry admits that, though he didn't see another option, as, if he didn't then they were both going to die anyway and the only way to stop the big bad evil ENTIRE POPULATION OF RED COURT VAMPIRES was there. If he didn't then he dies, she dies, his daughter dies, and a lot worse happens.
Make no mistake though, even in the Dresden-verse what he did was NOT good and he carries the scars from it and there is a darkness in him and he's well aware of it.
Is this the "To be good you have to do evil" argument?Cause I ain't buying that one.