It is an assertion, not a certaintyNovember 17 2003 at 4:42 PM
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Response to Not in That Context It Doesn't
That through vengeance one does indeed become the thing they hate. I disagree with the premise that such a transformatin is anything other than temporary, for otherwise a single act of revenge turns all associated with it irrevocably into murderers. I don't see a rational approach to "vengeance as justice" doing any such thing. The judge who ordered the execution of any number of murderers is not a murderer, as he has, through due process of law per our guiding, Constitutional principles, deprived some one justly of their life.
There is some reason to see vengeance, particularly "just" vengeance, as aiding in closure. The sense that life's balance has been tipped slightly back toward center is undeniably an element of the common human thirst for vengeance.
I do not ascribe to the blinders on attitude of those who assume that such an emotion is necessarily and wholly evil, though I will not deny that it harnesses a negative emotion. That, when done on a now and again basis and not as a matter of course, is hardly the road to damnation.
- Missing the Point - Sirian on Nov 17, 10:29 PM
- Sirian... - Jester on Nov 17, 10:56 PM
- Vengeance cannot be inherently evil - Occhi on Nov 18, 7:16 AM
- Treading Dangerous Ground Now - Sirian on Nov 19, 1:41 AM
- You started it 8^P - Occhi on Nov 19, 7:29 AM
- Did I? - Sirian on Nov 19, 1:39 PM
- I call it courtesy - Occhi on Nov 19, 2:47 PM
- Missing the Point - Sirian on Nov 17, 10:31 PM
- N54! - Sirian on Nov 17, 11:45 PM
- EEEP! You are not alone - Occhi on Nov 18, 7:31 AM