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Free will, and ethics.
« on: November 20, 2011, 04:24:27 PM »

This question has no real answer. I ask it more in the hopes of getting people to think about the subject, than to get an answer. So here goes.

Is it "ethical", or "okay" to cast a spell to change the will of someone who intends harm?

Let's say that we have cast spells to "get them to see what they are doing", and it has worked. They see what they are doing, they see the harm it does. Yet they still choose to do this harm.

You pick the harm, but I'm meaning things like severe mental, or emotional harm; physical harm, even death.

Is it right, or justifiable, to cast a spell, altering a will that desires ill, and harm, to protect yourself; the innocent?

For the record, I already know where I stand on this. So you don't have to teach/advise/correct me. It's always interesting to see how people feel about this.

Enjoy the discussion.
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dark magus

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Re: Free will, and ethics.
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 04:39:39 PM »

What's ethical to me may not be ethical to you. It's a very personal point of view.
If you don't feel that what I'm attempting is ethical...so what.....as long as I do, it's all good.

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Re: Free will, and ethics.
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 05:26:10 PM »

i for one will protect me and mine by whatever means i have.  plain and simple.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 07:24:01 PM »

Probably more effective just to shoot him or something.
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Re: Free will, and ethics.
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 09:17:26 PM »

Thanks be for the comic relief....  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2011, 11:02:58 PM »

Probably more effective just to shoot him or something.

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Re: Free will, and ethics.
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2011, 11:14:44 PM »

Y'all are harsh.
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Re: Free will, and ethics.
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 07:21:14 AM »

This question has no real answer. I ask it more in the hopes of getting people to think about the subject, than to get an answer. So here goes.

Is it "ethical", or "okay" to cast a spell to change the will of someone who intends harm?

Let's say that we have cast spells to "get them to see what they are doing", and it has worked. They see what they are doing, they see the harm it does. Yet they still choose to do this harm.

You pick the harm, but I'm meaning things like severe mental, or emotional harm; physical harm, even death.

Is it right, or justifiable, to cast a spell, altering a will that desires ill, and harm, to protect yourself; the innocent?

For the record, I already know where I stand on this. So you don't have to teach/advise/correct me. It's always interesting to see how people feel about this.

Enjoy the discussion.

 Frankly, i don't believe in the validity of spellcasting.

 Some might say ... " it's just window dressing for the fearful & superstitious".
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Doom Monkey

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Re: Free will, and ethics.
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 07:22:38 AM »

Y'all are harsh.

Do not confuse harsh with practical.    ;)
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Re: Free will, and ethics.
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 11:53:41 AM »

Probably more effective just to shoot him or something.

Likely more emotionally rewarding to be sure...
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 11:56:01 AM »

TITCM!

As long as you know where to dispose of the body.

And... have a reasonable supply of lime to keep down the smell...
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Re: Free will, and ethics.
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011, 12:08:00 PM »

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Re: Free will, and ethics.
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2011, 12:18:41 PM »

See my reply to that already!!!
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2011, 10:09:57 PM »

I say go ahead and shoot him, otherwise you could never be sure. Could you?
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Re: Free will, and ethics.
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2011, 09:24:49 AM »

This question has no real answer. I ask it more in the hopes of getting people to think about the subject, than to get an answer. So here goes.

Is it "ethical", or "okay" to cast a spell to change the will of someone who intends harm?

Let's say that we have cast spells to "get them to see what they are doing", and it has worked. They see what they are doing, they see the harm it does. Yet they still choose to do this harm.

You pick the harm, but I'm meaning things like severe mental, or emotional harm; physical harm, even death.

Is it right, or justifiable, to cast a spell, altering a will that desires ill, and harm, to protect yourself; the innocent?

For the record, I already know where I stand on this. So you don't have to teach/advise/correct me. It's always interesting to see how people feel about this.

Enjoy the discussion.

I think the American prison system is unethical because it's a for-profit industry.




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