Are intentions of equal importance to actions? For example, if I were to be

Are intentions of equal importance to actions? For example, if I were to be

Are intentions of equal importance to actions? For example, if I were to be deliberately harmed by another who claimed they had no good reason for their action, or was equally harmed by someone who claimed to hate me because I am a woman why could the latter be more harshly punished, if deemed a hate crime, than the former?

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