1. Merry Crimbo Land
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    06 Sep '05 23:33
    WHY IS BLACK OR DARK SAID TO BE BAD AND WHITE OR LIGHT IS SAID TO BE GOOD.
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    06 Sep '05 23:401 edit
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    WHY IS BLACK OR DARK SAID TO BE BAD AND WHITE OR LIGHT IS SAID TO BE GOOD.
    Cause your more likely to stub your toe in the dark. Whereas your more likely to feel stupid when you stub your toe during daytime.
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    08 Sep '05 07:15
    Originally posted by Canadaguy
    Cause your more likely to stub your toe in the dark. Whereas your more likely to feel stupid when you stub your toe during daytime.
    black is BAD
    &
    white GOOD

    its been like that for 1000's of years
  4. Standard memberHalitose
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    08 Sep '05 07:46
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    WHY IS BLACK OR DARK SAID TO BE BAD AND WHITE OR LIGHT IS SAID TO BE GOOD.
    A guess it comes from a childish fear of the dark, and comfort during the day. Just watch any horror flick, they got it figured out. Its all in the gut, not in reason.
  5. Et in Arcadia ego...
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    08 Sep '05 14:131 edit
    black = darkness, chaos, disorder, etc.

    white = light, enlightenment, harmony, order, etc.

    (EDIT:It's not really much with people 'hating the darkies' at all!😀)
  6. Standard membershavixmir
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    08 Sep '05 14:381 edit
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    WHY IS BLACK OR DARK SAID TO BE BAD AND WHITE OR LIGHT IS SAID TO BE GOOD.
    Doesn't it have something to do with Darth Vader and the force?
  7. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    08 Sep '05 14:40
    Originally posted by Nicolaas
    black is BAD & white GOOD
    its been like that for 1000's of years
    In China, black & white are both unlucky colours.
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    08 Sep '05 15:07
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    In China, black & white are both unlucky colours.
    And ironically enough, neither of them are actually colours...
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    08 Sep '05 15:08
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    And ironically enough, neither of them are actually colours...
    Proving the illusory nature of good & evil.
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    08 Sep '05 15:13
    I think it's also down to the evolution of humans. In the day you can see predators coming easier and your routes for fleeing/hunting/resource collection are more accessible. In the dark these things become more difficult. Consequently those pre-humans that understand the uses of dark and light best are more likely to succeed. This, I imagine, has transfered into the culture of teaching progeny etc. Parents might tell their children ghost stories to reinforce this seperation for example.
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    08 Sep '05 22:04
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    WHY IS BLACK OR DARK SAID TO BE BAD AND WHITE OR LIGHT IS SAID TO BE GOOD.
    I think Canada guy had the best answer.....
    I also think that it started in the bible, where Jesus calls Himself "The Light of the World"....He also said something about stumbling in the dark, as Canada guy alluded.
    It is also found in the Old Testament...

    Gen 1:3-5
    3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
    4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
    5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
    (NKJ)

    Eccl 2:13
    13 Then I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.
    (NKJ)

    Light displaces darkness, so I guess it is greater.

    John 1:5
    5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
    (NKJ)

    🙂
  12. Standard memberJoe Fist
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    08 Sep '05 22:211 edit
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    WHY IS BLACK OR DARK SAID TO BE BAD AND WHITE OR LIGHT IS SAID TO BE GOOD.
    Have you recently seen the Malcolm X movie or something?

    This also got me thinking of the Jacko song and hey...didn't he actually go from "Black" to "White"?

    🙄
  13. Standard memberDavid C
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    09 Sep '05 00:02
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    I also think that it started in the bible, where Jesus calls Himself "The Light of the World"....
    Yeah, he does do that, doesn't he? hmmm.....
  14. Et in Arcadia ego...
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    09 Sep '05 13:071 edit

    I also think that it started in the bible,
    Gen 1:3-5
    3 Then God said, "Let there be light"
    Weren't there a remarkable number of things that started just about then?

    😲
  15. Donationrwingett
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    10 Sep '05 04:04
    Originally posted by Vivaldi
    WHY IS BLACK OR DARK SAID TO BE BAD AND WHITE OR LIGHT IS SAID TO BE GOOD.
    Those people don't know what they're talking about. I like dark beer, dark chocolate, and dark meat. It's all good.
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