By way of absolute power you absolutely corrupt; by way of absolute power you become absolutely corrupted.
Evil is a problem for atheists because, for them, it does not exist absolutely. But if you are atheist and think it does exist absolutely, let me ask you, What is evil? For then I must ask, What is immoral? There are several possibilities.
Incidentally, although many do not, atheists do hold with an absolute definition. The difficulty, as you will see, is justifying these definitions.
But first…This question riles. Which religion is the best? Touched a nerve, did we? All of these are non sequiturs, and weak ones at that.
Full of emotion, though. But if it makes you feel better, I am casting no stones nor even aspersions. Indeed, like the person who denies gravity is still stuck to the ground, so too the atheist who rejects evil is still bound by absolute good and evil let him who readeth understand.
Neither is it proof that some atheists act, or espouse acting, morally. Obvious, you will say; and you are right, but statements which bear repeating. The same fallacy put differently: This does not make—obviously does not make—murder non evil.
Emphasis on another beloved fallacy. I will not tell you my definition, for it is beside the point. I am asking for yours. Suppose you asked me to define a triangle.
He really got me with that zinger! Does this absurdity therefore make your definition, whatever it is, correct?
I pray you answer no. Here are the possible positions for non-absolute evil. Have I missed any?
Evil does not exist except relatively Different groups of folks will disagree whether an act is evil. What is evil to us was or is not evil to them.
This requires a majority but is not dependent on it. This view depends strangely on geography as well as, more obviously, time, points not well appreciated. Consider that majorities and minorities can be created wily nilly by finding just enough who agree with a view and a minority which does notregardless of where or when those others reside.
So that, right now, if you can find at least one more who agrees that it is not evil to slit the throat of a third, then the act is not evil. You could appeal to a historical personage who also wanted the third person eliminated.
This at least makes defining evil in practice easy. Yet these boundaries are absolutely required if this view is to work. If this view of evil is accepted, then these two situations are logically equivalent logically:A political analysis of the Dublin riots and why nobody saw them coming Indymedia Ireland is a media collective.
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