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  •  exactly, being sick is not being evil, (1+ / 0-)
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    as evil is something that has "evil" intentions. But then Cheney could be said had some "evil" intentions, but not in his mind, just in ours. Then I could say Cheney had "sick" intentions, but he didn't know he is sick. So, then there is conscience. Did Cheney have a conscience of doing something that hurt other people? If he had not, then what does this make his actions?
    Unconsciously "sick" or unconsciously "evil"?

    Basically I start to follow you in your arguments. There is no human being who doesn't find in his mind a positive reason for his actions (even if they are foul excuses for others). Murder was a "necessary act or solution" to something wrong that could only be righted by murdering or killing that or those persons. This reasoning happens all the time.

    One could argue that those person's reasoning is done in a state of "denial". But then is the "state of denial" (of being wrong and unreasoned) an unconsciously evil or sick state of mind?

    Then you could say that all the intentions are "reasoned" for the person who has intentions to begin with. Just that I find unreasonable those you may find reasonable.

    OMG, I think my thinking about this gets unreasonable. I stop right here. :-)

    •  Heh. (1+ / 0-)
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      Yes, I think you see my view. It's why I find judging other people as good or evil is "above my pay grade" and, IMHO, not very useful. As Azazello said above, the concepts of good and evil are overly simple when applied to human behavior.

      "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others." --Groucho Marx

      by Dragon5616 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 10:37:57 PM PDT

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