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Old 10-29-2002, 06:59 AM   #5
Join Date: Oct 2000
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Re: extreme circumstances

Mike Lee (mike lee) wrote:
A perverted enemy is often bent on violence to the point of being suicidal.

Knowing full well that he is evil, in the wrong, and with no desire or hope for redemption, he willingly attacks an enemy that will surely cut him down.
Although I tend to agree, I feel compelled to point out that it has been considered honorable in many cultures to willingly fight to your death in a battle you know you will lose. I hesitate on the "knowing full well that he is evil". That's the problem. Truly evil people tend not to think they are.
To act in an overly self-rightous manner and take delight in such killing would create negative karma, a point that seems to be lost on small-minded pseudo martial artists who lack even the most basic level of emotional maturity.

(Be careful what you dispise, lest you become it.)
I absolutely agree with this. I think that those who seek martial skills just to become, tough, bad or fearsome are at root immature. I met a Marine who once said "No sane person likes to fight. But somebody has to know how"


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