QUOTE(SinLuxuria @ Oct 27 2005, 12:12 PM) [snapback]305101[/snapback]
And I do not think Greed was much nicer than Envy. He just act like the sin he represents, nothing more. But maybe in the anime, he was better than the others, and I'm not so sure about that since I saw the end. I still think the homunculus the more human is Gluttony, both in the anime and the manga.
No, no, no. Please, no.
I know what you mean, and what's more, I agree with you about Gluttony, but...
(personal rant ensues, keep in mind that it's nothing personal against you, nor do I intend to flame, but I must take it out):
I'm sick of this... People using the word human to mean "good", "kind", "innocent" etc. And then attributing "evil", "problem" and "disaster" to sth external... just no.
Look: are Envy's psycho actions non-human? No, look at Kimbley or Barry, for example... And let's not get started with real people... Are Lust's manipulations and killing-at-convenience non-human? again the same. Is Greed's extreme greed a non-human trait? look at all those big (and not so big) corporations that they live only to make money and then more money out of it... Is Wrath's non-careness for his subordinates inhuman? Pffft... look at any war... Who are the ones dying, Presidents, Generals? Ooops, no.
People, assume it: mankind is free, "humanship" means "freedom of action", thus making us capable of ANY physically possible action. When you see someone save an orphan is a human act, indeed...
But when you see a psycho killing lots of people, the comment "that's inhuman!" can be easily heard. WHY? It was a human who did it. And he wasn't the first and, unfortunately, most probably won't be the last... It is a human act too, assume it. Denying it won't change anything. We must assume people DO kill, it is a human act, and try to prevent it.
Another: when you see someone do sth really evil for an ideal people blame the ideal (religions, capitalism, communism, nazism, you-name-it-ism, doesn't matter)... but who did make up the ideal? Human people. And who did interpret that that ideal meant to do sth that "evil"? Guess... A human. And, again, it won't be the last. Putting the blame on the ideal won't change anything since, as you see, not depending on the ideal, but rather depending on the person, "evil" things are done anyway. In the name of X or Y or noone, but they're still done.
My point is... we, humans, out of cowardice and fear and denial of knowing the possibility that the closest person to you may go "bad" any day, instead of assuming that humans do things considered (by other humans) as good or as evil, tend to put the blame on sth external: The Devil, the Physical Temptation, Money, Weapons, Capitalism, Communism, Evil Spirits, etc, etc, etc. Just because of the incapability of assuming that it was a human the one behind it, the incapability of bearing with that idea...
There is nothing inherently evil: money does not make people greedy -> money is a tool of change and some (previously) greedy people greed for it as the tool for getting things it is. If there was not money but... who knows, butter, people would say butter is an invention of the Devil and makes people Greedy.
Same with weapons. Weapons do not kill anybody-> humans do it, by using them. If there were no weapons, wouldn't there be any killing? Hell no. People would kill in other ways. Plus... who did invent weapons? Aha. And what for? Aha. (and I'm not defending the NRA, mind you. I'm completely against them)
And when I say nothing inherently evil, I include humans too, of course: There's also, indeed, people who say humans are inherently evil.... then why do people do good things? Then why is the word "human" used to mean "good", "benevolent", whatsoever? People is not evil, people is not good. People is FREE of action and that makes this person "evil" and that person "good".
(end of rant)
OK, I'm sorry. I promess I'll go back to my fanboy self. It's just that I needed to spit it out recently, and it came out here. If it is really offending or troublesome or whatever, tell me and I'll edit it out.