Originally Posted by ssandra
The fact if I would get into trouble or not does not mean that I (or you) would have to agree with them.
With regards to giving him the answers to a test... well.. if I got those answers in a dishonest way, that´s what I will be punished for. If I made that test previously and I kept my results.. Nobody will punish me for that.
If I am making a test and somebody next to me is looking at my paper to get my answers.. I will not stop them, nor think it is wrong, nor will I get into any trouble because of it (in NL in my highschool times at least I would not).
I am not in denial... I just disagree with you, I have a different view on what is wrong and what is right..
Why do you think it is wrong? And being punished for it is not a reason. Why do YOU think it is wrong?
If you are knowingly and intentionally helping someone cheat, you are as guilty as they are; whether it is a test or a relationship. (By the way, by assisting someone in presenting answers to a test that are not their own answers, you are, in fact, cheating yourself.)
It is wrong because you are assisting in the act that is wrong.
In regards to a relationship, you are helping someone commit a betrayal. You are knowingly and intentinally helping violate the trust that a person has placed in the fidelity of the person you are cheating with. You have trespassed into a relationship. You have crossed a boundary that you do have the right to cross.
Legally this has been tested in court, and the party who you want to paint as the innocent had to pay a fortune to the spouse that was cheated on. They called alienation of affection. The court ruled that had the person who helped the partner cheat not encouraged the person to cheat, the cheating would not have happened.