Is wrong always wrong?

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by JBeukema, May 27, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,702
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,706
    Or can the same act be wrong when one person does it and righteous when another does the same thing?
     
  2. elvis
    Offline

    elvis BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    25,881
    Thanks Received:
    4,301
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +4,302
    wrong is wrong.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,702
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,706
    Always, regardless of who does it or whose orders they claim to be following?
     
  4. elvis
    Offline

    elvis BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    25,881
    Thanks Received:
    4,301
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +4,302
    cetaris paribus, yes.
     
  5. Obamerican
    Offline

    Obamerican Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,732
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +132
    I smell a set up....................................

    Just sayin':lol::lol:
     
  6. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,702
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,706
    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?)
     
  7. AVG-JOE
    Offline

    AVG-JOE American Mutt Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    23,556
    Thanks Received:
    5,255
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Location:
    Your Imagination
    Ratings:
    +7,938
    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.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  8. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,702
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,706
    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.
     
  9. TheBrain
    Offline

    TheBrain BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,014
    Thanks Received:
    237
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +237
    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.
     
  10. dilloduck
    Offline

    dilloduck Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Messages:
    53,240
    Thanks Received:
    5,550
    Trophy Points:
    1,850
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +6,407
    If I do it, it's right.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page