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Graham, the sort of revenge I meant is the former, to punish in return for a wrong done to one’s self. This is not right for humans to do. However, I would be open to hearing you defend the act of avenging another person.
(Avenge, just to be clear we are still using synonoms, is defined by the Encarta English Dictionary as “to retaliate on behalf of yourself or somebody else for a wrong done”)
To avenge on another’s behalf is a part of justice, but it is not what I meant.
For clarity, I shall use the terms self-vengance, self-avenge, self-revenging, etc. as meaning to revenge one’s self. Similarly, I shall use extra-vengance, extra-avenge, extra-revenging, etc. as meaning to revenge another. It would help if all of us in future specify what sort of revenge is meant, whether a part of it or the whole, either by these terms I just defined or some other means. Perhaps I am the only one who was confused on this point, though. But let’s try to eliminate equivocation related errors/missunderstanding.
For humans to retaliate on someone else’s behalf, to ‘extra-avenge’ in my terms, may be right sometimes, and if you can defend it, please do so – the morality of the Avengers is in question.
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