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Subject: Re: Why does black = evil?
From: GIOVIN%CIRCE@ecs.umass.edu (Rocky Giovinazzo)
Date: 1991-04-18, 19:03
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

From: owen@euclid.enet.dec.com (Steve Owen)
Subject: Re: Why does black=evil? (was: Has anybody noticed the black & white
|>>For some unknown reason, we have been brought up with the connection
|>>of Black to "Bad" and White to "Good".
|>	It is probably because of the fact that we cannot see things in the
|>dark.   i.e dark implies the unknown which implies fear => evil

|I think Black/White, Bad/Good goes back to Biblical references.  The darkness 
|is often an analogy to evil.  The Light is always in reference to that which is 
|good and right.
	What I was pointing out was not actual evidence of early fears of
black=evil (i.e. the Bible or other early religious text) but rather where 
this fundamental association probably originates.

Rocky Giovinazzo


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