“Greater Good” is an arbitrary phrase used by the religions of Socialism and Hinduism..I assume he’s borrowing the Christian phrase “love the sinner but hate the sin.” .It should be noted that EACH religion of Socialism, Hinduism, and Christianity, assume exclusivity.
None of their practitioners are supposed to mix religions. Try that in a predominantly Socialist nation like the USSR or China and you are imprisoned or worse. Try that in India and you will be likely be killed by an angry mob. Try that in a Christian group and they will not allow you to return to their meetings..In discussing religions, page 35 of National Wave of Foolishness states "
Certain evils were defined as evil by some cultures but not by others until modern times, such as slavery and human sacrifice. Slavery was ended during the 1800s by all but some criminal elements and some modern Islamic nations. Human sacrifice was practiced by some religions and not others, but the practice had died out by 1800 with a few exceptions like some cultures in Borneo and New Guinea, Hindu sects like the Thugs and some modern cults.
A few religions just ignore the problem of evil such as some sects of Hinduism (and Socialism, for that matter) which cop out and call everything “greater good” and “lesser good”, as if murdering some innocent in a drive-by shooting in order to move up in a gang hierarchy was a “lesser good”. Of course, if one believes in karma, then that innocent person who was murdered must actually have “deserved it” for nasty things done in a past life, so it’s all neat and tidy. No evil; just “lesser good”.
It’s not actually that tidy, however: the very idea that someone “deserves” bad things to happen to them for evil done in a past life is in itself an admission that evil exists. Not “lesser good”. Thus those sects contradict themselves.
So much for the Law of Non-Contradictions.".This turn of events makes me wonder if this comic is going nasty like so many other comics have. It would be a pity; until this story arc, it’s been a fascinating journey.
I’ve quit reading several comics where the artist wanted to attack others. It’s become fashionable to portray caricatures of Christians in media, as a general rule blaming them for one’s own actions, or projecting one’s own faults upon them. I’m hoping that is not the case here.