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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    There is not one person in this whole entire world whose death you would cheer? A serial killer, child rapist, mass murdering dictator?
    I think Sam Jackson can sum this one up:
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    Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship

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    Re: Is it right?

    The bible says it is ok, but John Donne said otherwise... "No man is an island... Therefore, ask not for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee."

    I believe Donne. I'm anti-death.

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    Re: Is it right?

    Is it ok to Cheer Bin Ladens death...yes in my mind it is....Would it be ok to cheer the death of another Ted Bundy...yes in my mind.
    Is it ok to cheer a baby that was killed by someone shaking it to death.....this question has no YES or NO answer to me and people always cheered the death of badguys or supposed bad guys and always will

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    Re: Is it right?

    The reason it is not right is because they are a part of us. Their death in failure dimishes us. It's partly our fault not to have raised them right and/or fixed them. There's no glory in our failure. Does a shepherd celebrate the loss of sheep.

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    Re: Is it right?

    I don't think it matters to the dead person really, so that means it only matters how your cheering affects the living; and maybe that doesn't matter to you either.

    I've laughed at death before, or even felt satisfied. But it might be a different context if the people around me are sensitive to the subject, or it were their loved ones.

    Adapt accordingly I guess. You can't always control your immediate reaction to things.

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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The reason it is not right is because they are a part of us. Their death in failure dimishes us. It's partly our fault not to have raised them right and/or fixed them. There's no glory in our failure. Does a shepherd celebrate the loss of sheep.
    If it's a psychotic sheep killing sheep, then yeah, probably. It also means free mutton.
    For: legalizing drugs, gay marriage, abortion, guns, universal health care, public sector jobs, nuclear power, free education, progressive taxation
    Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship

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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    If it's a psychotic sheep killing sheep, then yeah, probably.
    If the sheep is actively murdering, then killing it is correct and noble of course; however, celebrating the death is another thing. There's a difference between needing to do something and being happy about it. Some things just must be done, let's not pat ourselves on the back for every unfortunate step in the journey.

    It also means free mutton.
    There's no free lunch. But I wouldn't expect a commie ("from abilty to need") to understand.

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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    There is not one person in this whole entire world whose death you would cheer? A serial killer, child rapist, mass murdering dictator?
    just what is there to rejoice over? what is going to change as a result?

    it's not going to make someone we loved who has been taken from us magically reappear.
    Why do we fall?
    So we can learn to pick ourselves up.

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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    just what is there to rejoice over?
    Victory, but that's different than death. Some people might get those confused, but they're simple. When we all die in victory, that's heaven and I wanna go hot.

    "Keep on rockin' in the free world" -Young
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    Last edited by ecofarm; 09-13-11 at 08:42 AM.

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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Tonight's and last week's debate brought up something interesting. Last week, the loudest applause of the night broke out when Brian Williams mentioned the executions of over 200 people in Texas. Tonight people shouted out "yes" to the question "should you let a man who could afford but doesn't by health insurance die?" For example, I agree that the death penalty is correct in some cases, but I do not believe that it is something to be triumphed. Rather, I believe it should only be used as a sort of regretful last resort. Something necessary, but not something to be proud of.

    So, the question. Is it right to cheer for people's deaths, even if you agree that the person deserved it?
    Its way past high time we joined the civilized world and stopped these executions.
    People who cheer others being executed... this is far from being civil....its downright sick...is this really us ??, or is it a tiny minority of extremists (mentally sick)??

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