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Re: [mythsoc] Re: Hostetter evokes Tolkien

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  • David Emerson
    ... Evil must be opposed, even in the face of Armageddon. -- Rorschach, in Alan Moore s _Watchmen_ Even given that Rorschach was a psychopath, it s still a
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 26, 2006
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      >The appeal to the forces of good to do just that: to be willing to sacrifice their own lives in
      >the cause of good, even though (seemingly) hopeless, is rather a (if not _the_) central
      >theme of _The Lord of the Rings_, isn't it? I.e., that the struggle against evil is never
      >pointless, even if it is (or seems) utlimately futile: resistance against evil IS its own point.
      >We must all do our part, even when (seemingly) hopeless, and trust in Providence to win
      >the day (even if that day is long after our own).

      "Evil must be opposed, even in the face of Armageddon."
      -- Rorschach, in Alan Moore's _Watchmen_

      Even given that Rorschach was a psychopath, it's still a valid moral stance.

      emerdavid

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