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Old 01-26-2003   #1
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Philosophical Question

Would you be willing to kill a single random innocent child if it would bring world peace?
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Old 01-26-2003   #2
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well...hard question...for total world peace...sure...
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What if you had to use your bare hands? I don't know if I could bring myself to do it. It seems hypocritical to me.
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if i was that child, i could and would.
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If peace was not a facade I would sacrifice one for many. But in real life peace will never be attained. This is because it is human nature for us to fight and fear and ridicule what we do not understand. Anyway peace is boring. I believe the matrix said it the best

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Weasel, are u going to kill someone? Queer question you've asked...
"Policy of less evil" - good idea... But I won't kill that child because nothing can save this world. As Danya Shepovalov said, kill yourself - save the planet.
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It's a good idea, but I doubt I could make myself do it. Thinking you can kill and actually killing something are far separate from each other. For example, I have a mouse problem in my house. They crap everywhere, chew up my insulation, and make lots of noise. I hate them, and I want them all to die. But, I caught one (my dog helped - little buggers are too fast for me), and I just couldn't kill it.

Besides, why should I even waste the effort killing something so that someone somewhere else can have peace? I'm not at war with anyone. America may be soon, and I'm a part of America, but we're not the ones that will benefit the most from peace.
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Come on, it's easy! Just smash his neck... After killing the child people still won't know about "total peace" and you'll be put to death =)
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Weasel, are u going to kill someone?
lol, no, the object was to spur debate. As for the people saying it couldn't happen, that's why the question is "philosophical". I dont think I could bring myself to do it.
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i still stick w/ my answer of yes, if only for total world peace.
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Ok, there is now a whopping total of six votes. And probably not, however if I was the child, then I'd do the same as Poopy.
I just don't see how the destruction of one, could bring total peace.
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I don't think I would kill the child because there needs to be a balance between war and peace to quote Siddhartha Gautama
"If the string is to loose it will not play, but if it is to tight it will break".
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The point of the question is would you go against your morals and sense of right from wrong and do something horrible like that, just for a greater cause. One has nothing to do with the other in this scenario, I was just asking if the end would justify the means.
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If the race of man could be saved from itself by the destruction of one who among men is truly innocent. Hmmm... Is the death of an innocent worth the thousands of years worth of shit that mankind has dumped upon itself and this world? For the greater good of something that lacks a greater good? Tough question.
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i'd still do it...if only for TOTAL world peace...not this regional crap.
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i would cuz its only one life for like thousands
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