defo learning more here!!!!! seriously!<quoted text>
Are you learning more here than at school?
I don't know what drove him to do what he did. He didn't choose his parents, his birthplace, and had little control over how he was raised. These factors may have helped shape his perceptions and values. The rare combination of factors which culminate in the production of "bad people" is sometimes too complex to accurately disperse blame or responsibility. We call people "evil" when they do "evil" things. I don't find that useful. No person has complete control over who they are. Our social responsibility should be providing relative safety for the populace and to help those that would do it harm, failing that, locking them away for the remainder of their lives.
Only as far as you would feel sorry for any dangerous psychopath. If we're going to throw away empathy, there must be some qualitative threshold where that takes place. Since I'm not prepared to draw a line, I choose to treat every human as a human. Hitler and those that followed him did some of the worst things to humanity that have ever happened in recorded history. These bad things are gradually becoming less frequent as humanity progresses, but there are still many roadblocks that impede this progress. Religion is one, but I digress.
Nope. My thoughts on forgiveness would take up more space than I have left.
Responsibility is difficult to map. Instead of placing blame, we should work the problems. If a person has lots of "issues", they should get help, but we should also protect the public. If we can do both things at the same time, shouldn't we?
I don't feel the need to label people as monsters, or things like that, unless they've hurt me or someone I know. Then I have a hard time controlling how I would feel about a person. When I can look at things rationally, I don't see any benefits to dehumanizing people.
I consider religious indoctrination a type of delusion. They knew exactly what they were doing? I don't think so. They thought a human sacrifice would magically give them a child. If that's not crazy, what is?
i understand what you're saying, maybe if i had lived in their situation i might have been a murderer too! coz i've always been very lucky to be surrounded by morals 24/7, i turned out ok, but i have other problems though coz of the way i was brought up!
but i honestly feel depressed when i hear about these things! i don't like it and i can't handle it!