I just watched a movie called "Forgiven". It's about a father abusing his daughter and his wife trying to forgive him and get the family back together. Now, this theme of not knowing of the evil inside you, it is a haunting idea. I've been drawn to stories like this for some time now. Dexter, and his dark passenger, "Antichrist", with the supposed evil of sexuality, and Hannibal Lecter of course. Something about this won't leave me alone. The idea is the same, there is something dark inside you, but the difference is in what the character decides to do about it.
So, the question seems to be "How do you know?". How would I know that I won't do anything "evil"? Is there any way to get around this? I have to just trust myself? It would be so easy to logically justify doing something wrong. The time is against this like so many times in history. The morals of society are superficial, they are more like traffic rules than anything close to true morals. How would I even know that I am not doing something bad already?
And if you find something, how do you fix it? Dexter has a code, which is only a bandaid, Hannibal doesn't try to do anything, in Antichrist there is therapy which only makes the beast surface to take control, in Forgiven the therapy is a success, or so it seems.
Hell, you can see my fascination with it just by looking at my avatar. Why did I want to make such an avatar? Aren't babies born innocent?