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Thread: Discussion of Good & Evil in Various Religions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nateskate View Post
    Norse Mythology had a sense of good and evil.
    No. Your example isn't from Norse mythology, and your knowledge of it is clearly limited.

    You wanna cram dualism into Norse mythology, it would be something more along the lines of order vs. chaos. But even that is a gross oversimplification.

    And further: whereas in Christianity (for instance) the aim is for good to conquer evil, in Norse mythology, when you read between the lines, it's all about balance. Order should not conquer chaos, as that would upset all things.

    You say "sense of good and evil" as if those concepts are actual things. They're not. They are cultural artefacts. Pre-Christian Norse culture did not share them.
    Last edited by Willowmound; 06-12-2008 at 05:07 PM.
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