On 2/14/06, Colm MacCarthaigh <colm at stdlib.net> wrote:
>> I could make the very same argument about kicking; If you were getting
> beaten up by the man, and I step in and give you a light kicking
> instead, sure amn't I saving you a beating? And hey, what harm is it if
> I make a little money for myself while I'm at it, it's all good right?
> I'm totally anti-beating after all, and hell if you want to chance the
> beating - go right ahead.
That sounds like a surgeon, to me - someone who will do a little harm for
long term good. Sometimes doing no evil is more evil than doing good, with a
little evil. Contientious objectors vs. people who do something.
Perfectly morally defensible. Of course, there are always those that say
that spilling a drop of blood intentionally is reprehensible, even to save a
life, but we mostly consider those crazy.
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