6.5 OTHER DARK PATHS
But man need not be corrupted by
are other dark paths he can follow.
While the accursed one may not be the guide down
these evil roads, the destination is still the
There is the path of science. Though technological advances have the promise of making the
world a better place, these advances can be used to
fulfill all manner of nefarious ambitions.
Medical experiments and genetic tampering are the
hallmarks of the scientist gone mad.
There is the path of power and
some the allure of salvation in the afterlife is not
them they must make a mark on the world of the living,
force their way upon the helpless.
They are dictators and ruthless corporate CEOs.
This is not to say that all children of clay who
hold positions of leadership are following this path.
There are those who are called to lead because
they feel the need to better mankind.
Those that follow this path, however, seek to
mold the world to their liking, and often their tastes
run to the depraved and cruel.
There is the path of fame.
There are those out there will do anything to be
recognized, to stand out in a crowd.
They will sacrifice all the morals they use to
hold true to accomplish even the briefest hint of
if they must destroy people on their rise to the top
then so be it.
There is the path of addiction. Drowned in booze or high as a kite, the followers of this
path have lost control.
Their slide into oblivion grows ever steeper day
by day. What
semblance of a life they once had (all their
accomplishments and possession) are lost to the man made
demon of addiction.
Near the end of this road they will do anything
to get their fix, to satisfy the urge, to attain just
one more high. And the acts they perform at this stage will damn them to
Tartarus for all eternity.
There is the path of zealotry. These children of clay claim the Almighty is their guide, but
this is not so. They
take the teachings of well meaning faiths and warp them
to the extreme. They manipulate and corrupt these beliefs to justify their
own personal vendettas.
They wage war in the name of God, and slaughter
those who oppose them and say they are doing good.
The angels of torment have a special place in
Tartarus for them, and their suffering will go on
ceaselessly until the end of time.
Once set down these dark paths, most children of clay never look back. If they did, however, they would find there is still hope for them. For once the journey to damnations begins, they can always turn around. It is unfortunate, however, that few do.