Back in August, we discussed the question Are Cats Evil?
The discussion touched on:
- Can something in the universe be considered inherently “evil”, or is evil rather a human construct, just our way of seeing things?
- If cats aren’t considered evil, can humans be considered evil?
- The differences between being evil and doing evil
- Is it evil to wonder if someone is evil? Maybe it is better to just talk about what people do, rather than about their “identity”.
- The role of knowledge of the consequences of one’s actions. Does it make a difference if the cat is unaware of the pain and suffering it is causing, versus having full knowledge?
Summarising it all proved beyond me, feel free to read the discussions on the original post and Facebook updates if you can see those. It seems quite clear to me that the question of “evil?” is more relevant once it comes to human behaviour. So, let’s move on to the next question:
There are many kinds of lies. Which kinds can you think of? When are lies evil… or bad? Are lies sometimes good, and if so, when?
Feel free to talk about “bad” and “good” instead, to avoid semantic discussions about what constitutes “evil”.
Just like last time, there is not supposed to be a right and wrong answer, this is an opinion question. I consider all answers to be correct, and differences of opinion particularly interesting.