The problem with your argument is that the phoenix seeks out a human host (or dupes one, as with the Jean Grey retcon).
Unlike Galactus or any of the other primal forces of the universe, it isn't an entity which acts merely on its own. It seeks out a suitable host, and that host usually IS susceptible to human morals (as the one duping Jean Grey killed itself in order to atone for the deaths of the entire D'Bari race). Galactus didn't feel remorse until Dr. Strange made him feel the deaths of all the innocents he'd consumed since the dawn of time, and that didn't stop Galactus from sating his hunger with the Skrull homeworld mere months later.
I agree with you that the Phoenix is a primal force of nature (hell, it's in the name...Phoenix _Force_). I DO think the writing has been inconsistent on just what the Phoenix does, which is why Logan has come off as a quisling, and worse, someone who basically dragged Jean's name through the mud. And then we have Cyclops, who was more a petulant child with cosmic power than a natural force.
The writers need to be much better going forward, because it honestly feels like they deviated from the Force's original nature. Maybe Chris Claremont should weigh in on it or something.
Last edited by PlanetaryDevastation; 01-03-2013 at 01:44 PM.
There is no evidence that anything gave it the duty to kill life. That's death domain.