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What behaviors or suggested actions should be characterized as evil?

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“In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up.”

Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

Evil, for a short word it carries a lot of weight doesn’t it? Evil, it origins, effects, how to avoid etc. has been debated for about as long as humans have existed. One school of thought holds that evil is an absolute, with acts such as murder and rape falling within the definition of things evil. Another school of thought holds that evil has a relativistic…

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Written by Jeffrey M. Saltzman

March 6, 2016 at 8:18 am

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