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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Question 1:

    I go into a lab, create a unicellular eukaryotic organism that will kill millions. I infect flying insects to serve as the delivery system.

    If I release it, am I evil?
    Absolutely. That is murder and murder is evil.

    Many try to separate the human from his actions and beliefs but I see that as political correctness and a cop out.

    Evil is as evil does, is a better way to view such issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Interesting that none of the theists want to answer this question...
    They always run from such discussions as it might lead to questions of genocide and since they follow a God who used that little policy, they would have a hard time chastising you for doing something they adore their God for doing.

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    Okay. So, now that we have established that this would be evil if I did this, and considering the theist position that God is the Creator, and author of all of nature, ease explain malaria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    Then you are doing an act of "Evil."
    Yes but is he evil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Okay. So, now that we have established that this would be evil if I did this, and considering the theist position that God is the Creator, and author of all of nature, ease explain malaria.
    Easy. God is evil.

    Not that I believe in a supernatural God.

    Gnostic Christians have defined that God as a vile demiurge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Interesting that none of the theists want to answer this question...
    you asked if your action was evil, and that's what we replied to... you are evil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Okay. So, now that we have established that this would be evil if I did this, and considering the theist position that God is the Creator, and author of all of nature, ease explain malaria.

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    Just to play Devil's Advocate (ahem), do you think God is necessarily evil unless all of his creations never get sick or die and never hurt or kill one another?

    I'm just not sure of what your bar is here for evil, and I don't quite get how a person releasing a virus to kill other people is equivalent to a supreme being who is the author of all things that live and have ever lived creating two things that don't get along. I mean, I don't believe in such a being, but your gotcha seems to have a flaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Question 1:

    I go into a lab, create a unicellular eukaryotic organism that will kill millions. I infect flying insects to serve as the delivery system.

    If I release it, am I evil?
    Define "evil".

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    The first ethics question to answer... is

    you create a unicellular eukaryotic organism that will kill millions
    Yep... that ALREADY is SUCK ethics. hard to guess at any justification. If it was gonna kill HUNDREDS but..... heck.. the pay is great, lots of perks.. STILL SUCKS. MILLIONS....millions? Dude.. if you bother to ASK, Ethics likely is NOT a priority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzGod View Post
    Define "evil".
    Fact is MANY deeply EVIL psychos can DEFINE Evil well enough. They LIKE to DO it anyhow.
    Others... Go "full denial" twist it to where it's FINE.

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