|8 Truly, I tell that it is not so.
9 For what is evil?
10 Whereupon, some of the children raised their hands, but Harry stopped them with a gesture, saying, No, please do not try to answer. If I must suffer children, I will suffer them in silence.
11 I shall tell you what you need to know about evil,
12 Which is that it is one of the first inventions of Mankind,
13 And one of the first alies.
14 Have you not paid attention in science class?
15 Has no one taught you anything about the world or the race of Man?
16 Do you not know that the entire universe came forth from a great accident,
17 bThat everything began with a big bang, which was nothing more than a chemical explosion that created all the stars and planets?
18 And which of you can show me a molecule of a single blade of grass or grain of sand that is evil?
19 The molecules are not evil. They are simply chemicals.
20 And chemicals are neither good nor evil. They simply are.
CHAPTER 171 Of course, if you had ever done any reading, you would know most of this by now,
2 But fortunately, the way history works,
3 It doesn't matter whether the masses read anything,
||4 Because the college and university professors have read it,
5 cAnd they're the ones who make up history and philosophy and science,
6 And eventually their knowledge finds its way into dmovies and esongs and comic books and fTV shows and all the things you are familiar with,
7 Which is how I know that all of you have been exposed,
8 In one way or another,
9 To everything I am explaining to you now,
10 And what's more, you already believe it,
11 gBut have never really put it all together,
12 Because you have never really thought about it,
13 Which is actually a good sign,
14 And one I'll explain to you hlater.
15 But all that matters now is that you understand the implications of what I'm telling you,
16 That is, what it all means about how you should live,
17 Because your parents and your iteachers haven't gotten that part right,
18 jSince even they don't understand the implications of what they know.
19 But I do,
20 Because I am kHarry, and whoever listens to me will have an easier life for as long as it lasts.
CHAPTER 181 It was always linevitable that I would come along,
2 mAnd the way has been paved for my coming for many years,