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Most violence arises from morality, not the lack of it - Opinion
"Contrary to popular perception, people are rarely violent simply because they lose control and fail to think about right and wrong. They rarely commit violence because they lack empathy and fail to see their victims as fully human. And almost no one is violent because they draw sadistic pleasure from the suffering of others. Across cultures and history, there is generally one motive for hurting or killing: people are violent because it feels like the right thing to do. They feel morally obliged to do it." "In short, most violence is morally motivated to create, conduct, protect, redress, terminate or mourn crucial relationships, according to the cultural norms of the group that people belong to." "we must reorient potential perpetrators to find non-violent ways to regulate their relationships. Moreover, we must make perpetrators know that their violent actions will violate their relationships with people they care about. "
NewScientist  opinion  violence  morality  ethics  ** 
april 2015 by pierredv
BBC News - Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims?
"Of all the moral precepts instilled in Buddhist monks the promise not to kill comes first, and the principle of non-violence is arguably more central to Buddhism than any other major religion. So why have monks been using hate speech against Muslims and joining mobs that have left dozens dead?"
Burma  BBC  buddhism  violence 
may 2013 by pierredv

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