Many times question has been asked. “What actions constitute for good and evil?” To this simple question there have been numerous answers.
Some people believe law is good and lawlessness is evil. Therefore actions which reside in bounds of law must be good and those which do not are evil.
Some people believe God is good and Devil is evil. Therefore actions which abide by teachings of God are good and those of Devil are evil.
Some people believe that happiness is good and that which is not is evil. Therefore all actions resulting in happiness are good and those which do not are evil.
All of previously stated beliefs contain a great deal of merit but are also raw and undefined. My belief, in a sense, is simpler. Many times simplest answer really is best. Although, life is a complex jumble of nuances that many times can not be easily defined. Therefore I treat my definition of good and evil as merely a starting point by which greater questions can be based.
I believe life is good and death is evil. By this I do not simply mean that it is moral to live and immoral to die for each man lives and most certainly does each man die. In this glory of life would be nullified by death and morality would be nothing as it would cancel itself out. My belief is that morality is not singular. It does not reside within nor is it relative to only ourselves. It is an absolute, life itself is morality. In this I believe society, interaction of all living things, is greatest good.
Now we have a answer upon which all moral dilemmas can be based.
Is it good to kill a living being to preserve ones self? To answer this you must first ask “Does this preserve well being of society?” The answer is yes. In most cases it is morally sounds to end a life to preserve your own. To live we must eat and to eat we must kill.