WHEN IS THE DOING OF NOTHING AN EVIL THING TO DO?
Isn't idolatry just the belief in a do-thing god?
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As English/Irish politician/philosopher, Edmund Burke said, ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/burke/
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WHEN GOOD PEOPLE DO NOTHING LOOK WHAT HAPPENS. I remember hearing the news of this when it happened:

In March 1964, a woman was murdered in a street in New York City.

There were 38 witnesses to the killing of Kitty Genovese, but no one intervened. Only one called the police, but it was too late for Kitty Genovese. Thirty-eight people did not want to get involved. They were the silent bystanders.

The killing of Kitty Genovese shocked the United States. It revealed a society so anonymous and devolved that Good Samaritans apparently no longer existed. The Genovese case generated a substantial reaction, and led to the framing of Good Samaritan laws which remain as statutes of most US states.
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This means that in most jurisdictions it is not lawful to do nothing.

But what about arrogant do-gooders, those who insist that only they have the right to tell people what to believe and how to think and act?


Edited by Revlgking (11/30/08 03:00 PM)
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