Recognizing Evil

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Adam's Apple, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Adam's Apple
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    actsnoblemartin I love Andrea & April

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    I think this is important
     
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    I think it's a load of old bollocks.
     
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    You don't believe in evil?
     
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    No I don't believe in evil. Here I was hoping someone would ask :D

    Seriously though, no I don't. I have a range of thoughts about these things but "evil" isn't something I give credence to. I will describe something as "evil" but that's almost in a sort of vernacular. But I contest the existence of "evil" and I'm happy to discuss my thoughts (sans insults, smears, jeers and sweeping generalisations).
     
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    So someone could mass murder your entire neighborhood and you wouldnt at all think that was evil?
     
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    No.
     
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    Personally, I would consider the act evil, not necessarily the person. They may have some mitigating circumstances whereby they could not understand their own action. However that doesn't change the reality of the result and loss of innocent life can always be considered an evil.
     
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    Call them anything you like, so long as they still get nuked themselves in cases of murder...
     
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    Evil is an adjective, not an entity. You can't grapple with "evil" any more than you can grapple with "purple".
     

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