A white lie...Is there a such thing? Or is it a paradox? Because white symbolizes pureness and goodness whereas lying is obviously sin and therefore bad, which means it's like "good bad"...Is there such thing as "Doing bad for the Greater Good" or "Doing Wong Things for the Right Reason"?
I'm sure that each and everyone of us has experience this before..Doing something, knowing it's wrong, but justifying with our inner conscious that it was for the best...Some of us would hardly give a thought and others might agonize whether they did the right thing...
So the question is whether it is just our way of justifying ourselves for the bad and wrong stuff we have done, and is truly wrong, or is it correct to break all laws if it is for the good of everyone?
And then some of us might say,"If not too bad then can la. If just a small lie to help someone should be OK la..but not until kill people la." But to me, a big wrong and a small wrong makes not different...If it is wrong, then it's wrong and if it's right then it's right...So is "Doing Wrong Things for the Right Reasons" right or wrong?
First, let's assume it's right. Which would mean that despite really really wrong actions, if we mean the best, it's right... In stories, there are always the Good and the Evil sides. Some, the evil side is obviously wrong, like wanting to kill people for pleasure and so on. But I've read a couple of books where this is not the case..The so-called Evil side only does bad stuff for a good aim...And I ask myself, are they really that bad? Because at the end of the day, their intentions are no less noble than the good side...but still, they become "villains".
Let's say the Heroes 2 series...In this series Takezo Kensei aka Adam Monroe aka the Evil dude wants to release a deadly virus that will kill 95% of the world population, which he thinks it's corrupted. But the twist is, by doing so, he is planning to rally the rest of the world under this crisis and make the world a better place..So, is that so different than a white lie? Can it actually be a right thing to do as it is for the Greater Good? Is it much different than a white lie? For me, no. If you agree with a white lie, you're saying this is correct...which most of you would not say...
So, most of you would say that "Doing Wrong Things for the Right Reasons" is wrong. That all wrong things are wrong no matter what the reasons are. And I too have much to dispute about this.
Imagine this...An evil man capable of killing a lot of people and only the murder of his innocent son will stop him...Murder, not killing...It's definitely wrong to do it...So do we do the right thing and let the son live and thousands die? For murdering him would be "Doing Wrong Things for the Right Reasons".
Dilemma dilemma dilemma...Personally for me, I think that if I truly believe that my reasons are right, even though my actions may be wrong, it with be correct, unless God intercedes and tells me otherwise...
I'll end with some equations..
Wrong Things for the Wrong Reasons = Wrong
Right Things for the Wrong Reasons = Wrong
Right Things for the Right Reasons = Right
Wrong Things for the Right Reasons = ????
May's point of view