View Poll Results: which is worse?

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  • being killed in cold blood while doing nothing wrong

    5 22.73%
  • killing an innocent person in cold blood

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    Re: which is worse?

    I would much rather be killed for no reason than have to live with the knowledge that I ended a person's life for absolutely no reason
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    Re: which is worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    I would much rather be killed for no reason than have to live with the knowledge that I ended a person's life for absolutely no reason
    that's a tough one. I am living with the knowledge that I have killed many people (more than I care to remember) for no other reason than my government sent me to a country and the people there saw us as invaders and were simply, in their eyes, defending their homes.

    All things considered though, I'd still rather be alive than dead
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    Re: which is worse?

    Worse how?

    Morally for yourself? Killing someone else is clearly "worse".

    In terms of effect on you? I'd say being killed would be "worse". While living with the potential guilt of killing someone in cold blood (assuming you have said guilt, given you were capable of killing someone in cold blood), it's still LIVING and you're still able to experience other things during that time.

    In terms of morally in a universal sense? They're equal, as both instances are a person being killed in cold blood.

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    Re: which is worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Worse how?
    What if you were in the military, you were ordered to be part of a firing squad, and you were ordered to shoot innocent civilians to retaliate for a soldier being killed? Would you participate or would you throw down your weapon and line up against the wall with the civilians? Can you see why I chose option #2 in this thread? http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...arenthood.html
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    Re: which is worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    that's a tough one. I am living with the knowledge that I have killed many people (more than I care to remember) for no other reason than my government sent me to a country and the people there saw us as invaders and were simply, in their eyes, defending their homes.

    All things considered though, I'd still rather be alive than dead
    I didn't look at it from a military perspective because (mostly due to destroyed ankles, asthma, hatred of the state, and a full academic scholarship) I'm going to be civilian for the entirety of my life. In terms of military, I'd likely be able to come to terms with myself over it.

    Thank you for your service btw
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