Now, splitting off from my last thread “Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?” is it better to judge one according to actions or reasons?
Actions are something everyone can see, and is something everyone is quick to judge. But what about the persons reasons for committing the action? Reasons are not always apparent but surely this is more important.
As I said in my last thread “Is one who steals to feed their family really evil?”
Some have asked me, “well what if they lie about their reason?”
Of course, since reasons are something that lies within a person, we cannot always discern what they truly are.
This is a fault in the process or the principle of reason over action, but non-the-less it is a principle I believe in. what are your thoughts?