posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 04:10 PM
a reply to: swanne
Usually Evil is said to be the "intentional harming of another living being". Which takes into account two things. The Intent as well as the act.
This means that we can have different outcomes.
If I intend to cause you harm and succeed it is considered Evil in both cases.
If I intend to cause you harm but fail or possibly cure you, it's still evil intent but with a good unintended result.
If I don't intend to cause you harm but do, it's not considered to be morally evil because my intent wasn't evil.
If I don't intend to cause you harm and don't, it's considered to be not evil or labeled as Good.
The top example and bottom example are clearly the easiest to decide upon. It's those two in the middle which are in the gray area and can vary
depending on who you are talking to.
This is an example of Morality being "Relative but Objective" rather than "Relative and Subjective". Which might be correct. I haven't yet decided
for sure yet.
edit on 26-3-2016 by mOjOm because: (no reason given)