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Actions That Harm

In the last few posts, I carefully explained the distinction between the circumstances, content and intention of an act. I explained how these distinctions were useful in distinguishing between good and bad actions. But since I am speaking of harm, these distinctions can be applied to harm as well. Harmful actions are those actions that are contrary to human life in their content, their intention ...

Speech and Immorality

Speech is naturally used to communicate to other people. But not all communications to other people are valuable. Some kinds of speech are wrong by their very nature. There are five ways that speech may go wrong: by lying, deception, gossip, harm and rash promises. One of the ways in which speech may go wrong is by lying. Lying is deliberately telling something that we believe to be false. Since s...