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Author Topic: Ethics & The Use of Magic  (Read 18132 times)
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« Reply #14: September 16, 2007, 06:06:22 pm »

I've thought of something else.  I tend to think of aggressive magic in terms of physical activity, and judge whether I'd do a magic spell based on whether I'd do an equivalent physical action.  Like, would I slap the face of someone spreading nasty rumors about me, if given the opportunity?  Hell yes!

Yes, that's along the lines of what I meant re binding.  If I could physically get to and tie up and gag this person, would I?  Yes, for certain times, certainly.  I can't do that physically, but if I can magically bind him from maliciousness, then I will.

He needs to show his true self, I can't physically make that happen, without possibly risking my own safety, so to do it magically is better (for me at least).

I tend to draw my lines like this:  do I want him dead?  Quite frankly yes, it would make my life easier.  Do I think he ought to be dead?  Possibly not.  It would upset people who are innocent of everything, therefore I draw the line at that.  Do I want to waste my energy thinking nasty things like that, when it's not going to happen?  No, I don't.  So what do I think is appropriate and acceptable?  Then I can work from there.  Others in similar situations would quite probably think very differently based on their own feelings, involvement and the other person.

Doesn't stop the temptation of the thought though Wink
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