Originally Posted by Child-of-the-Emperor
If I may be so bold as to quote myself from another thread (saves me paraphrasing everything). These are my personal views on the matter:
I consider myself an optimist of the game. I know that humanity will prevail in the end.
So please don't leave the hobby there is still hope in the universe.
As for the Good/bad thing, here are my thoughts on that matter:
To consider some faction good and the oher evil does not mean that one has a simple point of view. Of course good and evil depends of one's beliefs and principles, but there are some universal principles that by definition are not relative. Think for example in survival. Each and every race in the universe is bound to survive, procreate and endure (heck even chaos wants to survive to continue "chaos-ing" everyone). So in this regard, one can and will consider anyone or anything evil if it goes against this principle. Its universal and applies to everyone/everything. Chaos wants us all dead? Then they are evil, just as a lion is evil to the farmer when it eats his cattle. Of course the very notion of good/evil requires some level of inteligence, to name it as such. The lion will never call the hunter evil, but it knows that he's up to something "not good" and either fights back or flees (instinct tells it that the hunter is up to no good, call it evil in human words).
As I see it Chaos is the physical counterpart of everything that is good and just with humanity and they thrive to corrupt it. So if humanity has love, in the warp they have lust, we have loyalty, they have betrayal, and so on. The Chaos gods are by definition evil not only to humanity but to all races in the universe, since they oppose that which they stand for (be it pure hunger, total domination, etc.) This makes our hobby such a great one, because humanity fuels the Chaos gods, not with "pure acts of evil" but with the opposite. This is a very interesting dichotomy and represents the always-refered struggle of good vs. evil. No humanity, no chaos, new hobby for us.
So to round things up, I do believe that one can call chaos evil, perhaps more evil than any other race because of what they embody. In the end each race is only trying to survive, which I think, is a GOOD thing.