I mean, it might be hurtful for your sister to see me using your mothers' things.
The bitter invectives against Ammon, Moab, Edom, Philistia, Tyre, Sidon and Egypt, put into Yahweh's mouth, are based wholly on the fact that these peoples are regarded as hostile and hurtful to Israel; Babylonia, though nowise superior to Egypt morally, is favoured and applauded because it is believed to be the instrument for securing ultimately the prosperity of Yahweh's people.
The Westminster Directory which superseded the Book of Common Order also enjoins interment "without any ceremony," such being stigmatized as "no way beneficial to the dead and many ways hurtful to the living."
He deems all non-theological science to be vain or hurtful, has no notion of progress, and regards true science - i.e.
Primitive peoples from the Australians upwards celebrate, usually at fixed intervals, a driving out of hurtful influences.