I was having a discussion with someone earlier. Didn't want to hijack the thread any more, so want to move it. Is this the apporpriate place to discuss this? If so, I'll invite him here to talk further. My position is that the Dark Side of the Force is not inherently evil. It's the actions of the person. Palpatine even says so much when he says, "The Dark Side of the force is the pathway to many abilities some would consider to be... unnatural." I said that it's like going to buy a flathead screwdriver. The screwdriver in and of itself is not evil. It's a tool. It can be used for good or bad. The USER chooses to use it for screwing in a screw versus stabbing someone with it.