In this day and age, it is all too common to encounter depictions of evil in popular culture from movies and television to books and music, and many times evil is depicted as simply being misunderstood, an otherwise valid alternative to good. Righteousness is treated as restrictive and authoritarian whereas wickedness is treated as liberating and individualistic, and people are encouraged to partake in all manner of occult practices and beliefs, both real and imagined, that are packaged and sold thusly. Indeed, such things are so widely available and treated in such a trivial manner that people may not even realize the sort of thing in which they are involving themselves. Therein is the question at hand. When is ironic, or perhaps feigned or even inadvertent, evil actually just evil? We are not discussing people who are purposely and willfully evil with complete and total understanding of their actions, but we are rather focused on those who do not know any better, who do not take it seriously, &c. When does unintentional evil become indistinguishable from the real thing? Or are they inherently the same?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://ordoevangelistarum.com/when-is-ironic-evil-actually-just-evil/