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Yes, Goths are evil, if by evil you mean extremely self-centered. Goths are unhealthy creatures with their heads up their own asses. All they care about is their own misery, their miserable music and their miserable appearance. But why single out Goths? Everyone is evil.
I believe you are thinking of emos, which are generally considered "whiny-new-age-hippies" without jobs and have life handed to them. Goths simply listen to good music, wear a single color (generally black or white) and hate conformity.
Since when are Goths self-centered? We are generally very happy people, and just because we wear black/other dark colors all the time doesn't mean we are bad people, or depressed. What I want to know is were the hell to you get these kind of ideas?
And by judging them, you are portraying yourself as better than them, or higher than them on a religious scale from which it is alright to judge them. Which is, in fact, pride... which is the root of a lot of the evil in the world. And honestly, I would like to know anything more demonic than judging others and pride, which is why they fell from heaven in the first place. Seriously though, give me one thing that makes them demonic?
Of course not. They merely have a different perspective on the world. Does that make them evil? No. It astounds me how some people can be so quick to call something or someone they don't understand "evil".
Don't be fooled! Goth is a form of modern counterculture/subculture highlighted for it's fashion and musical characteristics. Theology of the group is based on a realist, and possibly pessimist, notion of life. The condition of evil can only be applied to a particular person, and not a group (unless that group is the evil group). Those that attribute evil to groups, such as Goths, are ignorant.
Of course not all goths are evil technically it depends on who you are and what you're personality is not what group of people its like saying every one who is a Christian but again not true. However I know the host very well as she is one of my best friends and in her case yes she is evil thats why we get on so well there's is a contrasts and contrasts are good between us at least.
No. they just express themselves in their own ways that might come off as "scary"or "evil" to others. but they again the way you are is probably "scary" or maybe even "evil" to someone else. i think that just because someone looks a certain way doesn't determine that they are evil.
Anyone who thinks Goths are evil obviously has never met anyone who is goth. If they have, they judged them immediately as someone bad, just because they're not normal. And strange people are awesome. Also I want to say that there are plenty of Goths who a religious, that is to say worshiping god, and not Satan. I have never met any goth who does drugs, rapes, hurts themselves, or does anything generally bad. Most people confuse Goth with Emo. Although they both started out as a kind of music, Emo people are the whiny, self-obsessed, suicide-committing kids that many Goths are labeled as.
I don't think it's fair to call a whole subculture evil. No one is truly evil. As much as it pains me to say this, there a likely Goths who are bad. (there are likely preps or popular kids who are bad too.) But bad goths are certainly not bad because they are Goths.
Goths are dark, romantic, abnormal, and snarky. (if you don't know what I mean, just look at the arguments from Goths.) Does that sound evil to you? Ok, snarky people aren't always nice, but only in things like this debate, because most Goths (that I know, anyway,) are passionate, and should be, about whether they are evil or not.
Evil is (In my understanding) a matter of actions. Sure there's some Goths that I'd consider 'evil', not because they're Goths (It has nothing to do with being Goth) but because they are just horrible people that do horrible things to others. Not all Goths are nice people, because not all people are nice people. There's nasty, evil people everywhere, and what clothes they wear, music they listen to, or subculture they fit into, doesn't make them any more or less evil. Saying that Goths are evil just because there's a few bad ones, is like saying all people are evil just because there's a few bad ones. I know a few Christians that are really horrible, evil people, does that mean Christians are evil? Nope.
Goths are no more evil than anyone else, the nastiest group of people I have met are the trendy dressing "normal" types who pick on people just for dressing differently. When I was growing up I saw more violence from these types than anyone else and I was hanging out with all the alledgedly bad people, Skinheads, Bikers, Punks and Psychobillies and we were the ones who got a bad reputation!!
Anyone can be evil.Goth has nothing do with it.Some of the nice people I have ever met are goths.Some of the nasty people I have met call themselves "people of God." So please get to know a person before you call them evil or whatnot. I will add this song to prove my point...
It is not so much that they are evil in disposition (indeed, some may be fairly amiable upon acquaintance) but more that the culture which informs their identity is evil. The features commonly associated with and embodied by Gothic culture are characteristic of themes which are more synonymous with evil than good. Therefore, when an individual opts to affiliate with said symbolism, it is understandable that people would struggle to isolate personality from adopted identity in forming their opinion. That is how potent a domain imagery is, particularly as it is the first thing we are confronted with before any manner of relationship can be established.
No, they're so many stereotypes on the goth culture. I'm goth. I'm not depressed (usually),
I do listen to metal bands and have a darker sense of humor and view of the world, but not an evil. We don't (most of us) sleep around and we are happy people too. Being goth is basically being yourself. Fully. Never comparing yourself to others. There is so much more to say but all you have to do is just look up the stereotypes and actually befriend a "goth". Then compare and see for yourself. We also don't worship satan. i'm a die hard chrisitian.
Painting an entire sub-culture as evil simply because you don't understand or like the way they look, is pretty evil. So of the two I'd say I'd rather trust a Goth then a person who condemns over looks.