Benjamin…black or white?
OK, this is going against everything I have believed about Benjamin Linus since season 2, when he was still, good ol’ Henry Gale, but I cant help but believe Ben did the right thing by Killing John.
Im not saying Charles Widmore is a good or bad guy. Hell, they all seem evil in there own way at this point, but Bens evil always seems to have some sort of purpose. Honestly I dont know if Ben knew John was supposed to come back to life on island or not, but it is beside the point.
The point actually being, with all the emphasis on religion and faith, how in the world, would a man killing himself seem in the eyes of a god, or a the Christian God for that matter. Whether Jacob is a god like figure, or someone trapped between space/time dimensions, it is irrelavant. You cannot deny the rebirth of a religious perspective on the show. The story of Thomas, so much taking place in a church/temple of some sort. I have speculated religious coverup in other theories, but this to me, shows a sign of Ben at least believing in a god.
WAS HE PRAYING IN THE LAST EPISODE, RIGHT BEFORE HE TOLD JACK THE STORY OF THOMAS? If not, he sure has a funny way of being comfortable while waiting.
I think Ben saw what John was about to do, or even just knew what he was about to do, and knew that it would anger the higher being, whether Jacob or God.
Just like in many religions, where suicide will prevent you from going to heaven, Johns Heaven is the island, and maybe Ben just knows that if it happens like that, they will not be able to return.
Or maybe Ben is just a prick and needed some info, I think somewhere inside there is a good motive, there is just no way to achieve his goals without…sacrifice.
And I know, why would it make a difference how he dies as long as he dies, like in religion, it just does.