I keep holding out faith that were trying to get to something more fundamental... something about the nature of Good and Evil... and in particular about the nature of good
The nature of Good and Evil is a recurring theme with you, so let's dig into that a little more. We have two separate contexts to deal with:
- The philosophical ( intellectual ) framework of good vs evil that manifests itself in topics like ethics, morality, and theology.
- The firsthand experience of sensing good and evil — analogously to the way we sense beauty or danger.
In my experience, it seems that not everyone has experienced what it's like to really sense the presence of evil or good. It's like some people can see auras. I think many people register these "feelings" on an intuitional level. They give people a "gut" feeling. However they don't really sense it the same way as people who are particularly sensitive to it. I think that part of the reason for that is that they haven't been exposed to a high enough contrast between the two to register that there's a difference.
By analogy, how would you know what danger feels like if you've never been exposed to it? You could write a whole essay about it and how people behave when confronted with danger, but unless one has experienced it, they are still missing something of importance that cannot be relayed in text. Am I making any sense?