Difference between revisions of "Violence"

From Conservapedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (minor addition)
m (link)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
'''Violence''' is [[physical]] [[force]] applied for unethical reasons such as [[aggression]], [[abuse]] or [[exploitation]]. Its ethical opposite is [[self-defense]] or defense of another.
 
'''Violence''' is [[physical]] [[force]] applied for unethical reasons such as [[aggression]], [[abuse]] or [[exploitation]]. Its ethical opposite is [[self-defense]] or defense of another.
  
Most countries have laws against violence, although some [[government]]s habitually employ violence against their own citizenry. International legislation on [[human rights]] is meant to prevent this, but can be difficult to enforce in practice.
+
Most countries have laws against violence, although some [[government]]s habitually employ violence against their own citizenry. [[International law|International legislation]] on [[human rights]] is meant to prevent this, but has proved difficult to enforce in practice.
  
 
*Excessive violence is naturally associated with other forms of [[social pathology]]. [http://www.familyresearchinst.org/FRI_EduPamphlet4.html]
 
*Excessive violence is naturally associated with other forms of [[social pathology]]. [http://www.familyresearchinst.org/FRI_EduPamphlet4.html]

Revision as of 13:41, 29 October 2008

Violence is physical force applied for unethical reasons such as aggression, abuse or exploitation. Its ethical opposite is self-defense or defense of another.

Most countries have laws against violence, although some governments habitually employ violence against their own citizenry. International legislation on human rights is meant to prevent this, but has proved difficult to enforce in practice.

Violence as a sin

In Christian thought, violence can describe any sin that is malicious, but does not use the human intellect. As well as direct physical violence, Dante's Inferno categorises tyrrany, suicide, self-harm, blasphemy, usury and homosexuality as forms of violence. The last three are considered the most serious forms, as the violence is directed against God or nature.

See also