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Now, imagine this situation for a moment:
You are a good father, a wonderful husband.
You go 'pray' every Sunday, doing a wonderful lip-service.
You've taken your kids to soccer practice 
And you are ready to enjoy your Sunday.

Tui bu qi, ni ke yi pang wo ma?

You turn around and see an old Chinese lady.
She can't speak English and needs assistance.
You pretend you cannot hear her and drive away.

Smooth-stuff dad, you should return that #1 mug...

To me however, there would be no question.
I was late to a part-time job, it would actually cost me money;
And did I mention I can't speak Chinese either?

Instead I communicated with gestures and signs.
She wanted to go to the train station, as I later learned.
With your car it would have taken five minutes.
But we walked and that is also okay.

To be honest, you might think you've done more good than evil.
You might think there is a welcoming committee for you at the pearly gates.
I regret to inform you however, that the selection doesn't quite work that way.

True, I may speak of demons and blood, of nights spent in the embrace of death.
It is also true, that I could murder a man without feeling anything at all.

But if I was made to choose, between good and evil.
Even after being told I was going to hell for an eternity.

The words that leave my lips each time would be: "I volunteer!"

I volunteer, because I know that good or evil is a decision.
The action itself, can be justified and reasoned with in any number of ways,
But the heart of a man may never change.

If you want to learn what sort of person you are,
Ask yourself this:
Assuming that you are going to suffer irrespective of what you do.
Will you still dare to do the right thing?
Or will you sink into despair and depravity?

Take your time to think before you speak this answer,
For a lie is already evident, upon your tiny little lips.

I feel that many people often think that they are good people and denounce others as bad simply because of their actions or reactions to a particular matter.

Personally, I dislike that. After all, I am a very logical individual. When I see something I don't agree with, I will act upon it and take the consequences as they come. This is what it means to accept.

Furthermore, I live in the manner of a Death Company. That is to say, I assume I am going burn in hell already and no matter what I do now, nothing is going to change that. I will suffer no matter what I choose to do. That said, even knowing this. I can comfortably say that irrespective of thoughts born from a moment of irritation or the things I spout as a joke in the company of friends. I am ready to say that I will volunteer where necessary.

Being good or being evil is a choice and only a little bit of that choice is shaped by circumstance. One should take responsibility for their own actions, regardless of what they do.

And so I extend the same question to all of you. Can you truly say that you would volunteer? Think hard on that one ;3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SirRainboom Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Nice one, although I would supplant that stance with a refusal of such simplistic and vague attributes as "good" and "bad/evil" as they can mean anything and nothing in different situational contexts to different people. And while I disagree that circumstance is only a side factor (see Milgram, Stanford Prison, Bystander Apathy, Good Samaritan and Asch Conformity experiments for further reference). I do, however, agree that we should not underestimate our room of choice and what it can affect on an individual basis - especially when overexcited scientists overextend the boundaries of their theories and pronounce free will to be an utter illusion.
noorelven Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Touche you evil genius! 
snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh, that's such a good question...
nofxmike06 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Love is all that is. Everything else, isn't.
GrimSlime Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. You are one of the best writers I have ever come across. Such truth and beauty and justice you speak. You are amazing, truly.
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly, I'm just tryin' t' do what's right in me own way ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
NoriMori Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Wow, amazing.

One correction though: *hear her. Right now it says "hea herr".
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Writer
I correct it ^^ Thank you so much for helping me spot the error :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
NoriMori Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Nooo problem. ^^
ShadowRipple Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Artist
I love your truth.
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