Some of your recent thoughts about good versus evil reminded me of a talk from Dr. Richard Swenson who is a Christian Futurist. He makes a logical argument for the End of the Age with the integration of our past and extrapolating for our future by analyzing a process of forces.
The first force is profusion - progress has given us more and more, faster and faster. Then an irreversibility sets in where our economy depends upon profusion, our culture is addicted to progress and we have involuntary retention -- the state of being unable to undiscover a discovery. Following the irreversibility is the exponential rise of fallenness when profusion becomes extreme. The extremes become cataclysmic when there is not enough leeway to adjust when things go wrong or are misused. All seems in balance as long as there is enough good to keep up with the bad. But when the bad becomes bad enough, it will doom the entire system. With the increasing potential for more evil, what will fallenness do with infinite energy? A smaller number of people have power to wreck havoc with weaponry, technology, communications, information, mobility, money and speed. When all these powers converge, there will be an exponential profusion of evil.
The question for the good is, Do we have enough wisdom to slow progress down or deal with catastrophic events ? Alvin Toffler said that trends are unstoppable, but we can survive.
At least to my mind, the good cannot give way just because evil proliferates. Psalm 11:3 asks, "When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do ?" Then the Psalm goes on to talk about the eyelids of the Lord testing us. Evil will always challenge the validity of the good.
My favorite guiding quote comes from philosopher Francis Schaeffer: Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.