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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Hookers kill themselves because it's illegal?

    Is it that hard to imagine such a case? Would you not be ashamed of doing something for most of your life knowing that it is illegal and that people like you, for example, see it as a crime against societal values? Perhaps if these hookers thought that what they did wasn't that bad, which would happen by making it legal, they wouldn't have to struggle with their inner self, day and night, as you seem to believe they do.

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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    I wonder what blind people would think of such a question?
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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by kingsbridge View Post
    Is it that hard to imagine such a case? Would you not be ashamed of doing something for most of your life knowing that it is illegal and that people like you, for example, see it as a crime against societal values? Perhaps if these hookers thought that what they did wasn't that bad, which would happen by making it legal, they wouldn't have to struggle with their inner self, day and night, as you seem to believe they do.
    Why aren't drug dealers killing themselves at a rate of 40:1 compared to the general population?

    Why aren't people who download illegal music? Get the point?

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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Alright, but puppies are put down legally all the time. What if I wanted to buy puppies from people, and pay a dog pound to have them all put down, just for the enjoyment of watching the puppies die? Should that be legal?
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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Dogs can't consent, people can.
    You didn't answer the question, though.

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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    But should it be that way? Should we really be allowed to take advantage of each other in such a way? I think we need to acknowledge that certain people in society are more vulnerable than others, and offer them some sort of protection.
    If being strapped for money makes one THAT vulnerable then we would have a lot more prostitution and other morally questionable things taking place..I can't imagine what goes through the mind of an individual who feels selling them self or parts of their body is the only way to go.

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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Why aren't drug dealers killing themselves at a rate of 40:1 compared to the general population?

    Why aren't people who download illegal music? Get the point?
    Drug dealers don't kill themselves because they kill each other before they get the chance to.

    No; I don't really get the point. All your examples seem disconnected from the actual problem, Grimm... But, okay. It may be just me who doesn't get it.

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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by straykatz View Post
    If being strapped for money makes one THAT vulnerable then we would have a lot more prostitution and other morally questionable things taking place..I can't imagine what goes through the mind of an individual who feels selling them self or parts of their body is the only way to go.
    Just because it's hard to imagine doesn't mean it isn't real. There are people out there who are seriously desperate.

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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You didn't answer the question, though.
    The OP asks if two consenting adults can make a transaction together that involves nobody but themselves, the answer is yes and is always going to be yes. Be it $10 or $100,000,000.

    As I said, puppies can't consent.

    Your hypothetical gets further from your own original post.
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    Re: Moral question (don't click if you're squeamish)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Eye transplants don't exist. Anyway, it's my hypothetical. In this situation, the billionaire is simply a sadist, he feeds the eyeballs to his pampered dog Fluffy.
    They're called "corneal transplants". They don't replace the entire eye but it makes the donor just as blind, which is why they use the deceased just like any other organ transplant.
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