I think I've pinpointed the source of my dilemma, and thought it would be interesting to share for discussion.
I seem to be odd in that I do not buy the excuse "it's only fantasy". I have a code of morality, and actions that violate it are evil and make one evil. In fantasy, if my fantasy self were to commit these things, he would be evil, logically.
My morals are fairly airtight, and account for any circumstances; there are no gray areas of "maybe, maybe not". Wrong is wrong.
What I cannot understand, is how people can espouse moral behavior in their IRL lives, but commit evil behaviors in their imagination as if that somehow changes the nature of the evil behavior.
It's like saying "I'm only evil on the inside". Not a very good thing to consider yourself.
What many do not realize is that evil and abusive actions do not merely hurt the victims; they corrupt the victimizers, until there is not conscience left to be corrupted.
This is fundamentally why my previous account abruptly left inkbunny, damning cub as wrong and angering quite a lot of people with that proclamation.
Anyone care to weigh in? Is there something I'm missing here?
6 years ago
03 Jul 2013 01:50 CEST