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Kellhus, his divinity, and his "good guy" status. posted 03 March 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKellhus, his divinity, and his "good guy" status. by superkeer, Candidate

Quote: "Ikiru":2y6hta7z
I also can't see why you guys think that things must be selfless to be morally right - that seems a very simplistic, traditional conception of morality to me. [/quote:2y6hta7z]

I would think that the "selflessness" or "selfishness" of any act is what ultimately determines its moral quality.

I suppose it would all depend on the outcome of Kellhus' story, which kind of makes debating it now a moot point. But I still believe that if you're doing good things just for the sake of manipulation, they're not truly good in terms of "morality." They're hollow, and selfish, and if discovered, they become morally bad. If you asked Akka at the end of the story whether or not he still thought Kellhus to be a paragon of "goodness," he'd say most certainly not, despite the undeniably "good" things he'd done up to that point.

I suppose it's all just a matter of perspective. view post


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