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Author Topic: Ethics & The Use of Magic  (Read 19462 times)
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« Reply #4: September 16, 2007, 02:02:03 pm »

As far as I'm concerned, magic falls into the exact same ethical framework as everything else you do.  It really kinda bugs me when magic falls into a *privileged* category.

Agreed, ideally magically should be subject to the same ethical considerations as anything else, but not everyone thinks so, unfortunately.  I've known people who literally would not physically hurt any living creature by their own hand, but didn't think twice about casting binding and hexing spells.  That lack of logic makes my brain boil.   

My only hard, fast, unbreakable rule when it comes to magic is that my magical ethics need to be in line with the personal ethics that I apply to everything else.  Oaksworn put it very nicely in the Hexing thread: "If you wouldn't do it without magic then why would you think it would be ok to do it with magic?"
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