Hello, My name is Bruce Williams
These are my thoughts on Morality and Ethics.
Excluding reasonable unforced participatory competition and defense of self or other people against violence, violence in any form against other people is wrong and should be punished.
Basically one is not allowed to be physically violent towards any one else. And physically means just that, it does not include talking or writing ideas, even violent ones.
Excluded from this is sporting competitions where violent actions may be present (think hockey) or are deliberately a part of the sport, such as boxing. As long as the participants are doing it of their own free will then they should be allowed to do it.
Reasonable implies that the objective of the sport is not to do permanent damage to someone. In other words, getting depressed people to fight to the death is not reasonable!
And excluded from the no harm to others doctrine is when it involves defending yourself or others. And defending against includes against physical harm, physical intimidation, oppression, and slavery.
The response must be in proportion to the threat. In other words you cannot kill someone for raising their fist in anger. But you can kill someone who is attempting to physically enslave you.
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