The Bible.

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I think that the knowledge of good and evil should be forbidden because the difference between good and evil is not absolutely and clearly defined. Everyone's perspective of good and evil will vary among the different regions you come across. For example, the general mission of the Taliban is to kill all Americans. From the Taliban's perspective, they are able to rationalize the killings of Americans as not being evil whereas in America, almost any untimely death can be viewed as evil. The Taliban also takes it so far to the extreme that the killing of an American can be viewed almost as the most ultimate act of "good," also known as holy. Who is to say that the actions of the Taliban are completely evil? They use there own judgment call to come to the conclusion that their actions are not evil.

This is just one example of many that can be used to demonstrate the different perspectives one may have on the theory of good and evil.

There is no book that defines what good is and what evil is. You can make any good thing seem evil, or any evil things seem good depending on the circumstances, your perspective, and your own personal judgment. Once a law is passed and it written in the law book it is clearly defined what is law and what is unlawful. Good and evil on the other hand, have absolutely no clear defined lines. The line between good and evil is extremely thin and vague which in turn leaves a lot of room for mankind to experiment with. The bible tries to act as the written law book which defines good and evil; however there are many other religions with just as much credibility and different views on the...