Explain to me what "pure evil" is.....
Since my examples of Pure Evil does not meet your standard..
..let's try this.
The responsible person/party of mass scale killings of human beings of which commensurable punishment does not exist in reality nor in thought.
BN747, you made me think about my reaction and especially why I felt the need to react to your "Pure Evil" statement. In the end it conflicts with my world view. You might say the act that someone did is pure evil, not the person itself. Calling someone pure evil is dehumanizing them and I don't want that.
I never want to dehumanizing anyone, I want to speak of people's deeds and if I do not like that, I want to call them out on it, but not calling someone as a person something in absolute thing, without absolutely know them. .
Okay, well that's you personally...that's it.
That is your belief and value (of human life) standard....but that's just you and anyone who feels/thinks the same way.
Which is fine, we all entitled to our own interpretations, however, should it fall into a pool of despicable conduct (as judged by society)...then it probably is best you not share it with another person likea murderer, a child molester, a female abuser, thief, a racist, a rapist, etc....
Global societies as a whole detest cold blooded murder/killing->Syria.
Meaning that is the greatest crime one can inflict upon another (or others) and those participating are 'legally' co-conspirators aka equally as guilty.
Dehumanizing is dangerous: cockroaches in Rwanda, a tsunami of refugees, or what the Brexiteers called the refugees in the Brexit campaign, or in many more examples in history. So that's why I do not subscribe to the term of "pure evil" for a person. Hope you understand my train of thought and where I come from with this. I have no interest to defend those murderers.
I understand you perfectly.
But we view those who would do others harm (taking their life - everything they have/own) away from them.
That is our divide.
To be clear, I am speaking of cold blooded killers , not a father avenging his wife's rape or an aggrieved party.
Cold blooded planned taking of life.
I see those who are willing to do that as the most flawed examples of our species.
And samples exist in every inhabited corner of this Earth.
And in my opinion, every single one of them are detractors of the greater human good....not contributors or supporters of the greater human good.
When you choose to cause, contribute and/or distribute harm into society for whatever reason..they have dehumanized
They have demonstrated that they, of their own volition, will take you, everything you love and or care for ..from this planet...and not stop with just you.
That strain of our species offers society nothing beneficial or of use to society. Therefore they deserve dehumanization, if you dehumanize (steal their humanity/life) then in turn you deserve to be dehumanized.
That type of human has selected to separate him/herself from society at the risk to others....that type is not worth any consideration other than how quick to rid of him/her.
I hope you understand my interpretation.
"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson