Something important to consider.
The Temple is the sanctuary of the Others, who, as far as we can assume, are sworn enemies of the Smoke Monster. The Temple is a safeguard against the monster, because it is protected in such a way (water and ash circles, etc) so that the monster cannot enter. But, if that is the case, why did the monster live underneath the entrance to the Temple? And remember that Robert, before Danielle kills him, says that it is not a monster, that it is a security system for the Temple (it has been referred to as this before as well).
I think that there is a lot of contemplation to endure regarding the monster. I mean, Ben was able to use the monster and call it when he needed it. He definitely called it to help them escape from Keamy and his crew after they killed Alex. And if you'll note, the monster specifically didn't go after Sawyer, Locke, Hurley, Claire, Miles or Ben.
What is the stance between the monster and the Others? Are some allied with him?
Kywa14 20:59, February 11, 2010 (UTC)