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I would agree that Lawful Neutral is intrinsically =
ends-justify-the-means when the the questions are ethical and concern =
harming others, but it is also possible to consider who Chaotic Good is =
the exemplar of ends-justify-the-means thinking when the good of =
indivduals and the good of groups is considered. Robbing from the rich =
to give to the poor is a classic example of a Chaotic Good decision to =
do wrong against the law because it helps people. =20

When we consider both the axis of good-evil and law-chaos, it is evident =
that a stripe from Lawful Neutral, through True Neutral, to Chaotic Good =
described the alignments most given to this balancing act between ends =
that the character values and ethical and legal means that society =
affirms.

Indeed each of the alignments that will employ this thinking will =
arrange the values to be advanced and to be comprimised slightly =
differently.

Nevertheless I don't see Lawful Good or any of the Evil alignlments =
using it.

Kenneth Gauck
c558382@earthlink.net

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From: Ben
To: birthright@MPGN.COM
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 1:17 AM
Subject: Re: [BIRTHRIGHT] - Neutral Alignment (was I feel a duty)


I would go so far as to say that the "ends justify the means" =
mentality is intrinsically tied with lawful alignment. Whereas CG =
characters are more concerned with means--and CE don't really care.=20

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From: Kenneth Gauck
Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 8:40 PM


>(Sidebar comment: LN often DOES use "ends justify the means." =
That's why you can have LN >Bounty Hunters, LN Assassins, and LN =
politicians. (sorry))

I agree with Brandes, and will add that Neutral alignments (on the =
good-evil axis) are the ends-justify-the-means charcters par excellance. =
Good characters believe the means must be good as well as the ends. =
Evil characters don't care about the means. =20

KG


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I would agree that Lawful Neutral is intrinsically=20
ends-justify-the-means when the the questions are ethical and concern =
harming=20
others, but it is also possible to consider who Chaotic Good is the =
exemplar of=20
ends-justify-the-means thinking when the good of indivduals and the good =
of=20
groups is considered.  Robbing from the rich to give to the poor is =
a=20
classic example of a Chaotic Good decision to do wrong against the law =
because=20
it helps people. 
 
When we consider both the axis of good-evil and =
law-chaos, it=20
is evident that a stripe from Lawful Neutral, through True Neutral, to =
Chaotic=20
Good described the alignments most given to this balancing act between =
ends that=20
the character values and ethical and legal means that society=20
affirms.
 
Indeed each of the alignments that will employ this =
thinking=20
will arrange the values to be advanced and to be comprimised slightly=20
differently.
 
Nevertheless I don't see Lawful Good or any of the =
Evil=20
alignlments using it.
 
Kenneth Gauckc558382@earthlink.net

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e:=20
Sunday, February 21, 1999 1:17 AMSubject: Re: =
[BIRTHRIGHT] -=20
Neutral Alignment (was I feel a duty)

    I would go so far as to say that the "ends justify the =
means"=20
mentality is intrinsically tied with lawful alignment. Whereas CG =
characters=20
are more concerned with means--and CE don't really care. =



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Message
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Kenneth Gauck <c558382@earthlink.net>Date:=20
Saturday, February 20, 1999 8:40 PM
>(Sidebar comment:  LN often DOES use =
"ends=20
justify the means."  That's why you can have LN >Bounty =

Hunters, LN Assassins, and LN politicians. (sorry))
 
I agree with Brandes, and will add that Neutral =
alignments=20
(on the good-evil axis) are the ends-justify-the-means charcters par =

excellance.  Good characters believe the means must be good as =
well as=20
the ends.  Evil characters don't care about the means. =20

 
KG
 

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