Thursday, January 8, 2009

Suffering does not make you more moral

I was reading and thinking about Gaza and I had to post a thought that I had been thinking about for a while.

Suffering does not make you more moral. The rockets Gaza fires at Israel are wrong and riots are wrong.

They are an expression of rage.

When you suffer it is easy to justify making other people suffer too. But that makes hurting others no less immoral. And generally the targets of your reprisals are random or loved ones.

Such rage and hate is a natural response. But it is not a good response.

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