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Kellhus, his divinity, and his "good guy" status. posted 13 April 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKellhus, his divinity, and his "good guy" status. by Curethan, Didact

One who argues his point well manipulates.
Once your point of view, or perception of things has been changed by an argument, you still command your actions thereafter. If you sacrifice your life without cause because I have manipulted you (without lying, as Kellhus does) that is not my moral choice, but yours. Doesn't make me evil - makes you a victim of Darwinism in my book. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

Comunication is nothing but manipulation in this sense of the word; to my mind, falsehood and deception are the root of the fear and evil that can arise from it. As I have previously stated, Kellhus never fabricates lies himself, and rarely dresses the truth to merely to suit his aims. The feelings of deception and betrayal that beset the characters who have dealt with him arise because they have not asked the right questions -either of themselves or him.

Morality is a highly personal thing, and is defined through your life experiences and perceptions, as is one's concept of good and evil.

Kellhus lacks a personal veiw of good and evil as a Dunyain (they understand the way emotions work in order to master them, but knowing something intellectualy is completely different to experiencing it), as a human he still posseses a normal emotional spectrum. Prevoius posts on this forum have done a great job of charting his devolpment and recognition of this. One that I think has been overlooked is his recognition of Conphas as a psychopath, which Khellus certainly is not.

He may yet don a black hat and &quot;turn to the dark side&quot; (snigger). But I think he would be a victim of hubris rather than selfishness in that case. I simply cannot see someone conditioned as a Dunyain becoming a victim of their appetities and hatred. view post


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