Le Mans: GT Class
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Vancouver / Lower Mainland
What is Evil?!?
My definition of evil covers only acts of evil.
An act of evil can be defined as:
An act that willfully, unecessarily harms another being or something that is valued by others.
This has a few components.
"act" - I would also include an inaction.
"willfully" - you are aware of what you are doing and are not forced to do it by some circumstance or because you were coerced into doing it. You also are aware that what you are doing has consequences for the other.
"unnecessarily" - there was no provocation, no extenuating circumstances, there were other choices available you did not take, the harm done was out of proportion to the circumstances.
"something that is valued by others" - I would include things like destruction of art work, nature.
I don't consider people evil. Only their specific actions.
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