Right in time for Halloween I’ve just read two articles on the existence and nature of evil. Both are quite different, neither is about ghouls, ghosts or pumpkins, but they’re interesting to read and compare.
The first, and shortest, includes some snippets from an interview that Stephen King gave to Rolling Stone. The full interview isn’t available online, and I’m not a Rolling Stone subscriber (!!), but here are a few of the interesting quotes:
[Stephen] chooses to believe in God “because it makes things better. You have a meditation point, a source of strength”. He told Rolling Stone: “I choose to believe that God exists, and therefore I can say, ‘God, I can’t do this by myself. Help me not to take a drink today. Help me not to take a drug today.’ And that works fine for me.”
King told Rolling Stone that he believed “in evil”, but that…
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