Originally posted by googlefudge
Genocide isn't inherently bad?
Rape isn't inherently bad?
I think I am rejecting that out of hand.
If something's definition includes "evil" or "bad" then it's evil or bad by definition. But definitions are not inherent properties of a thing, even if the definition is universally accepted. Genocide and rape are not universally considered evil or bad, given that in some circumstances, some people sanction their use as in the interests of the force carrying them out.