Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by JBeukema, May 27, 2011.
Or can the same act be wrong when one person does it and righteous when another does the same thing?
wrong is wrong.
Always, regardless of who does it or whose orders they claim to be following?
cetaris paribus, yes.
I smell a set up....................................
So let us continue.
Is it evil to advocate or support an evil act? (eg: if Hitler's genocides were evil, would it be evil to try to justify them or claim they were not evil?)
History proves that there is no such thing as "right & wrong" - only getting caught or not.
And if you get caught by someone more powerful than you, you're fucked - and not fucked in the good way.
I disagree. I'd say whether one 'gets caught' is of less matter, ultimately, than whether one emerges victorious or defeated.
Had Hitler one, he'd be hailed as a hero for purifying the population, much as American settlers are hailed as heroes who conquered the land- the actions against the natives generally whitewashed and mentioned only in passing.
Likewise, the Jews won and hence their actions against the Moabites, Jesubites, Hittites, and others are rarely if ever questioned.
Had the redcoats won, Washington would be known as a traitor and murderer.
Wrong is ALWAYS wrong, but sometimes it is right to be wrong.
Killing is wrong, but killing Bin Laden was a wrong that was right to commit.
If I do it, it's right.
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