Good and Evil- The Ambiguity of Life
There is nothing good and evil is the foremost of all atheistic arguments. Hence, searching for purpose and design in the chaotic reality to find the yin and yang seems to be a dissipation of time.
We assign something the property of chaos or disorderliness when we can neither define the properties nor the nature of it. Thus, our minds senses a lack of purpose when it fails in the pursuit to find pattern on or design of events that happen in the reality we observe.
So what is ‘Good and Evil’ if there is no purpose? – A true mark of atheism. Ethics is not
devoid of consequences, the reason why we try to judge which is what among deeds. But
we tend to decide Good and Evil based on assumptions of consequences that are probable
to occur in the immediate vicinity of time. But we never care for the non-livings because we think they are not aware of its existence.
Though one says that not all existing bodies search for purpose such as the non-living, one should also be aware that we’re the living bodies that are aware of its own existence while also being unsure of the awareness of other living and non-living bodies and even of what is awareness is. Since, an argument turns to be subjective if it pertains to sensations, emotions or feelings. This can be put in a way that every entity (living and non-living) that is aware of its own existence will seek the purpose of its existence. Hence, the concept of awareness is not objective but rather a subjective one.
The indifference we observe in the nature is unimpeachable with no attributes to Good and evil only if the entity is deprived or unaware of its own existence. Thus, the familiar
dichotomy of Good and evil can be concluded to be two firm aspects of reality due to us being unsure of what is awareness that results in the possibility of every entity that is either living or non-living to be aware of its own existence. Since there are lives with existentialistic awareness, there is a possibility of the presence of pattern and purpose, yet invisible due to the lack of knowledge that can only be obtained by existing from the beginning of life itself.
Because patterns can be understood only if it can be assigned a specific origin which is
impossible to find in case of life due to the regression of causes which can only be assumed.
The inability to account every minuscule event in the nature in spite of its ability to influence the future drastically, results in the uncertainty of both the past and the future, which we label as ‘chaotic’, leaving us with the only choice which is to assume. Since we’re bound by time of observation, ‘Good and Evil’ change according to circumstances.
However effective and traumatic it may appear, it is the ambiguity of time due to its linear nature and the mortality of life that results in the inability of us to observe interchanging of the virtuous and vicious cycles of nature and even the universe itself.
It can be concluded that judging ‘Good and Evil’ based on circumstances is inappropriate as it varies with time and our lives are too short to validate them. Hence, we should try to accept the ambiguity of life and not be judgmental of what are good and what are bad, but act accordingly to the subjective conscience.
Excerpt (in parts) from the book: Ambiguism- ‘The Philosophy of Uncertainty’ based
on Space, Time, Possibility, Probability and nature of Belief.