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Thread: Do You Try to See the Good Character in Everyone, That There is Something Good About Everyone (Morally)?

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    I think whether or not someone has "an ounce of good in them" is utterly irrelevant when administering justice. Punishment is also not the issue, it is judgment. A bleeding heart who thinks the 1% of good in that serial killer outweighs the 90% good of his dead victims is unfit to judge, unfit to sit on a jury, unfit to be a public servant, and unfit to vote. It is not up to us to judge his level of "goodness," but to do what is best for society.

    For serious offenses, the accused should get the fairest trial he can get, then, if found guilty, taken out back and shot immediately. The example of Charles Manson is perfectly apt here. Life in prison serves no purpose whatsoever, and costs the public dearly. Furthermore, if someone is innocent and wrongly convicted, what's worse.. to spend the rest of your life in some hellhole or a quick death? I'd take a bullet to the brain, honestly, and anyone who would feel at home living amongst the scumbags in prison deserves the bullet.

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    Everyone is redeemable, simply because any sin one could possibly commit is as nothing in comparison to the Absolute. That said, this isn't an argument against capital punishment. The error seems to be in the rather sentimental belief that one cannot kill someone without hating them, which is silly.

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    For me, everybody is born spotless. What life throws at you leaves stains and marks all over you inside, and you will begin to act according to how tainted and abused you have become. I believe that nasty people and misanthropes are just men and women who have been mistreated by others. But it takes a strong character to rise above it and carry yourself with dignity and benevolence, which may cleanse you of all the darkness and hate in the end.
    So I suppose I do try to see the good in people most times, or at least the good which once was and which has the potential to shine through again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ælfrun View Post
    I am all for Capital Punishment! Also, I do not see the good in everyone. Some people are pure evil and disguting.
    I think slavery is a much more desirable punishment than capital punishment. make them do the mining and logging and other jobs that kill men at horrible rates.
    Apfelstrudel mit Vanillesoße, yeah I said it, what are you gonna do?

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    I do try to see the good in everyone. If someone is rude or off with me on occasion, or loses their temper, I don't judge them on that; everyone has a bad day.

    That's a bit different from trying to see the good in someone who, for example, stands by passively while their partner beats their child so often and so badly that it eventually dies, or someone who becomes a serial killer, or someone who rapes women...you get the gist. for me the question is not "can I see any good in them" but "Is there any point in me looking for the good in them?" Sure, they might give to charity and be kind to fluffy kittens but there comes a point where the scales are so far tipped in the direction of "evil bastard" that you might as well give up on them. Why waste valuable resources trying to rehabilitate them?

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    In this sense, actions do speak louder than words.

    I think it's wise to become a good judge of moral character, without becoming judgmental in a petty sense. And I never judge someone by the opinion of others.

    While I refuse to allow others to drag me down to a level I find unacceptable, I can still treat others fairly, considering their conduct is not downright vile, of course.

    I'm also willing to overlook a certain amount of disrespectful conduct from others. But once I've been figuratively stabbed in the back by someone I trust, forget it. From that point on, I no longer even think of the one who betrayed me as a fellow human being, regardless of how "good" others think they are.

    I do believe that, ultimately, it is only the Good Lord who can rightfully judge us.
    Aside from an ever increasing number of mortals who have willfully chosen to worship Satan and his minions, our battle has always been against the powers and principalities operating surreptitiously throughout this twisted world.

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    Nope.

    I did that as a small girl ... everything was like pink paradise (thank's to my parents & upbringing).

    But as I grew up ... I noticed that there are lots of killings, terror attacks, wars etc. sufferings done by humans to another humans. Nope. Now I think evilness is just as much part of humaneness as goodness. No matter do they like that matter or not. It has always been so.

    So I keep my eyes open ... and beforehand .... I don't try to see goodness or evilness on person ... but yes ... I often make my opinion quite quickly. As they says: Humans tends to make first impression of another person in 20 seconds ... and after that? It takes lots of time and efforts to change that ''image''.

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