The debate "People aren't responsible for their own actions. The fault lies in the existence of an object." was started by
July 10, 2015, 4:58 am.
By the way, R3dD0g is disagreeing with this statement.
4 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 27 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
R3dD0g posted 1 argument, Sosocratese posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
Shi, Trance and 2 visitors agree.
R3dD0g, Sosocratese, vinnytragz, BernieSanders4pres, Alp4president, toughgamerjerry, IlikeArguing, PsychDave, Bxat9, alexithymia, Mathew, denno27, dylan21502 and 14 visitors disagree.
I have yet to see someone claim that guns go out looking for someone to shoot, but the presence of guns by definition increases the risk of gun violence or accident. The cheese burger is not responsible for a person's eating habits, but to claim that it has no role in obesity is to commit to willful blindness.
People are responsible for their actions and should not blame the object for how it is used, but the availability of the object does play a role.
People aren't responsible for their actions in the grand scheme of things. However it's not the fault of some object. It's due to determinism and the absence of free will.
I've seen too many arguments blaming the existence of a tempting item as the fault for someone behaving in a harmful way.
Are we not to blame for our own actions?
Is it the flag's fault that a guy is racist ? Is it the double cheeseburger's fault that you're fat? Is it the woman's fault that wore a short skirt? Is it the gun's fault that someone was murdered?
IMO people who blame an object for a person's action are providing an excuse for someone else to behave the same way.