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Are the Sith really Evil?


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Mordegrus
05.18.2012 , 11:43 PM | #1
Well, the Sith believe that the Force should only be taught to the strong, and the weak are not fit to use their incredible power. The Jedi believe that the power should be taught to everyone. That is one reason there were many Datk Jedi, because they just kept teaching them, and teaching them (the Jedi).
“Equality is a lie…A myth to appease the masses. Simply look around and you will see the lie for what it is! There are those with power, those with the strength and will to lead. And there are those meant to follow—those incapable of anything but servitude and a meager, worthless existence.”

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OldVengeance
05.19.2012 , 01:53 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Mordegrus View Post
Well, the Sith believe that the Force should only be taught to the strong, and the weak are not fit to use their incredible power. The Jedi believe that the power should be taught to everyone. That is one reason there were many Datk Jedi, because they just kept teaching them, and teaching them (the Jedi).
The sith also believe the weak should die or be enslaved. So yes, they are.

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zxckakel
05.19.2012 , 02:07 AM | #3
Like Darkseid said, Evil is nothing more than just a mere perception... Thus it is an abstract.

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Lewisgil
05.19.2012 , 03:15 AM | #4
If you are looking for the Answer given by George Lucas, the answer is yes they are evil. I've seen this thread enough times to at least remember that. Thanks to people such as the good ol' Professor Walsh.

However, if you are looking for our opinions and our arguments one way or the other, I will give you my opinion on the subject.

Actual Sith, those born into the culture, are no more evil than predatory animals. The Philosophies of the Sith mirror those of Natural Selection. The strong shall survive and rule over the weak while the weak are to be culled lest they weaken the whole. For them, it is THE way of life. It is all they have ever known.

Those that are not born into the culture yet seek it out are another story. Their intentions are what make them evil.

There are those that would argue the former of my two statements is false. They would argue that good and evil, right and wrong are not relative, that they are absolute and as such, even the Sith born into the culture are evil.

But then I would argue that there is no absolute authority on what is good or evil, right or wrong. There is only what we perceive as such. If we were to be born in a society where all citizens of this society subscribed to the Sith Philosophies, we would no longer view it as evil but the sad fact of life.
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Keefinlolol
05.19.2012 , 05:00 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Mordegrus View Post
Well, the Sith believe that the Force should only be taught to the strong, and the weak are not fit to use their incredible power. The Jedi believe that the power should be taught to everyone. That is one reason there were many Datk Jedi, because they just kept teaching them, and teaching them (the Jedi).
If the weak had "incredible power", they wouldn't be week. The Sith in this era require everyone who's Force sensitive to be trained as Sith. They're aren't exclusive about who they teach.

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Ellvaan
05.19.2012 , 05:06 AM | #6
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Keefinlolol
05.19.2012 , 05:29 AM | #7
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Greetings everyone!

We just wanted to thank you for an interesting discussion! We appreciate how constructive it is and since it is easy to do so, we want to give a small reminder to focus any religious or political aspects of the discussion as it relates to the Star Wars Universe versus real life.

We ask that if you see any posts that you feel are not in compliance with the Rules of Conduct, to please report them versus responding to them so our Community Team can investigate. This will keep the thread on-topic and constructive.

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Mordegrus
05.19.2012 , 10:33 AM | #8
But the Sith view themselves as working for the common good.
They are just establishing a rule that is only natural: the strong must rule the weak.
But the Jedi want everyone to be equal and fair.
This is why they have an eternal conflict with each other.
“Equality is a lie…A myth to appease the masses. Simply look around and you will see the lie for what it is! There are those with power, those with the strength and will to lead. And there are those meant to follow—those incapable of anything but servitude and a meager, worthless existence.”

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ragnnerok
05.19.2012 , 12:25 PM | #9
Evil is not a term that can be easilly defined. Neither is good. This is because there is truly no such thing as good and evil. A typical *good* person would not kill a murderer, but if he let that person live there is the chance that that murderer would just keep on killing. So if he kept that person alive would it not be evil. There is only right and wrong. Is it right to let a weak sith live and continue to scew up jobs causing the death of hundreds of people? Is it wrong to kill a person who could be a potential threat to the entire galaxy. Those are the types of questions you need to ask you self when talking about *good and evil* because really there is only right and wrong.

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Lewisgil
05.19.2012 , 12:47 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by ragnnerok View Post
Evil is not a term that can be easilly defined. Neither is good. This is because there is truly no such thing as good and evil. A typical *good* person would not kill a murderer, but if he let that person live there is the chance that that murderer would just keep on killing. So if he kept that person alive would it not be evil. There is only right and wrong. Is it right to let a weak sith live and continue to scew up jobs causing the death of hundreds of people? Is it wrong to kill a person who could be a potential threat to the entire galaxy. Those are the types of questions you need to ask you self when talking about *good and evil* because really there is only right and wrong.
I think instead of saying right and wrong, as those are closely linked to good and evil, you should say Just and Unjust. Is it just to allow a murderer to go on living and have more opportunities to kill? Is it unjust to let one's strength and desire to live be his only saving grace?
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