Originally Posted by Brys
Every orc, without exception, is bad by definition. Every hobbit was good. Most elves were as well, and men, the most developed race of them all, were generally good or were misguided or corrupted when they were evil - this of course stemming from Tolkien's Christianity or from his ideology.
If his books were influenced by Christianity, then all the characters would have been inherently evil and then have to be led to the light by some savior/god figure.