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'''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.
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Virtually all moral codes forbid violence.
  
 
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.
 
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]
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*Excessive violence is associated with other forms of [[social pathology]]. [http://www.familyresearchinst.org/FRI_EduPamphlet4.html]
  
==Violence as a sin==
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==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]] categorizes [[tyrant|tyranny]], [[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]].  
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In [[Christian]] thought, violence can include any [[sin]] that is malicious, but does not use the human intellect. As well as direct physical violence, [[Dante's Inferno]] categorizes [[tyrant|tyranny]], [[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==
 
==See also==
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[[Category:Psychology]]
 
[[Category:Psychology]]
 
[[Category:Sin]]
 
[[Category:Sin]]
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[[Category:Liberal Traits]]

Revision as of 07:33, 13 April 2010

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

Virtually all moral codes forbid violence.

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 include any sin that is malicious, but does not use the human intellect. As well as direct physical violence, Dante's Inferno categorizes tyranny, 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