Plus, if a person who considers himself good does evil things, does he start stinking of Evil? What of the overzealous inquisitor who tortures and kills for the greater glory of his god? What of the paladin who exterminates everything with even a whiff, a tiny seed of evil? What of the megalomaniac who would conquer the world to deliver it from ignorance, poverty, and war?
Originally Posted by gdmcbride
An interviewer once asked Willam Dafoe whether he preferred playing "good guys" or "bad guys". His response? "Ain't no difference. Everybody thinks he's righteous."
"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
- Charles Babbage (1791 - 1871)