"I seen bad men do good things and I've seen good men do bad things."
Sometimes, the good guys do really bad things. For some reason, they're still good though. I don't know why that is. A bad guy can do as many good things as he wants- had can do good things all day long!- but he will still be a bad guy.
This kind of surfaced this week while I was with my friends. Some of my friends are good kids and some of them are really bad. That's always the way it is. In every group there are "good kids" and "bad kids." It's not like the bad kids are going to bomb my school tomorrow or anything. I'm talking social preditors. I'm talking kids who are really messed up inside.
So there we were all together and then one of the "good guys" (I really like him, he's such a great kid) cracks one of the worst jokes I have ever heard in my life. I thought to myself, "So how is it that a good guy can get away with saying somthing like that and still be good?"
The good kids and the bad kids- we're all the same. We're all equally screwed up on the inside. We are each totally soaked in our sins. The "good guys," such as they are, say, think, feel, and do the same bad things that the "bad guys" do.
But, something sets them apart.
I can only figure that one is conscious of the moral law and the other is not. We all break the moral law all the time. Good guys are aware of it, bad guys just don't care.