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Is it Possible to Do Evil to A Non-Living Thing?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Sunstone, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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    What is the moral scope of evil? Specifically, does the concept apply only to what is done to humans? To any living thing? To any material thing? To anything -- material or immaterial (such as a deity)?







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  2. Amanaki

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    If it is evil action, words or thought it account for every aspect of life.
    What is a none living thing? how can we know if a thing does not have some form of life?
    Personally I believe every being, thing/object has life within it. we should neither say evil toward deities of any kind.
     
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  3. Heyo

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    You can act against an inanimate object and hurt humans in the consequence. (E.g. destroy a vital water source.)
    If you are aware of what you are doing, I'd call that an evil action.
     
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  5. Jim

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    Is there any context to your questions about evil?
     
  6. PureX

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    Existence is a single, inter-related whole. Everything is part of everything else, and everything effects everything else. So to do evil to any part of it, is to do evil to the whole of it.
     
  7. Polymath257

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    I would say that the destruction of the Buddhas at Bamyan was an evil act. The destruction of objects of high cultural and historical value can be evil, even if done against inanimate objects.

    Buddhas of Bamyan - Wikipedia
     
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  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest High Intellajence Kwoshunt.
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    The destruction of significant art & history is evil (IMO).
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  9. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest High Intellajence Kwoshunt.
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    Weird....I posted the statues before seeing your post.
    We're sharing one brain!
    (My condolences to you & your family.)
     
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  10. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    trojan worms

    but I guess you could say.....the internet is for the living
     
  11. Polymath257

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    And mine to yours! I think we both shudder at the thought! :)
     
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