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  • I view them.

    7 16.67%
  • I ignore them.

    24 57.14%
  • Viewed one, not again.

    7 16.67%
  • Not curious at all.

    9 21.43%
  • Doesn't make a difference.

    4 9.52%
  • Promotes more beheadings.

    3 7.14%
  • Other

    8 19.05%
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Thread: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

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    Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    I had been curious in a macabre kind of way but never really wanted to see a beheading. I'm not much for gory movies either though.

    My childhood friend emailed me an untitled video of the Nick Berg decapitation. I don't know why he did it but it started a fight, which ended our friendship. I was caught off guard and absolutely mortified by it. And it kind of made me hate my friend for making me see it.

    The point is, do we encourage this behavior by allowing our sense of morbid curiosity to take over and watch them? I know nobody wants to see bodies mangled in a gruesome car accident, but if we drive by one, we can't seem to help the urge to rubberneck for a view.

    I haven't seen any of the recent beheadings of Americans by ISIS, nor do I wish too. And though I wouldn't judge anyone who did, is it a smart thing to do either for yourself psychologically or for the terror it's meant to instill? Or does it not really matter and would happen anyway?

    Why you shouldn't click on nude celebrity photos or 'beheading porn' - LA Times
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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Seen one? Nothing different the next time around. So why watch another?
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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    You've seen one, you've pretty much seen them all.

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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Glad the UK government took the brave step of making viewing or owning these vids a criminal offense. Hope others in Europe will follow.

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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Glad the UK government took the brave step of making viewing or owning these vids a criminal offense. Hope others in Europe will follow.

    What an absurd thing to do.
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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I had been curious in a macabre kind of way but never really wanted to see a beheading. I'm not much for gory movies either though.

    My childhood friend emailed me an untitled video of the Nick Berg decapitation. I don't know why he did it but it started a fight, which ended our friendship. I was caught off guard and absolutely mortified by it. And it kind of made me hate my friend for making me see it.

    The point is, do we encourage this behavior by allowing our sense of morbid curiosity to take over and watch them? I know nobody wants to see bodies mangled in a gruesome car accident, but if we drive by one, we can't seem to help the urge to rubberneck for a view.

    I haven't seen any of the recent beheadings of Americans by ISIS, nor do I wish too. And though I wouldn't judge anyone who did, is it a smart thing to do either for yourself psychologically or for the terror it's meant to instill? Or does it not really matter and would happen anyway?

    Why you shouldn't click on nude celebrity photos or 'beheading porn'
    - LA Times


    I agree with what's said at the link. We need to ignore terrorist propaganda and drive those terrorists off of this planet.

    Eventually we will put those people out of business.

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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I agree with what's said at the link. We need to ignore terrorist propaganda and drive those terrorists off of this planet.
    We can't ever get completely rid of an ideology, because it lives in the minds of people. But we can make certain groups regret their repulsive acts.
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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Why would anyone WANT to see it?

    I get why people in journalism, military and government would NEED to see it - but I as a regular old gal don't WANT to see it. Why in the hell would I? It's not some Hollywood horror flick that's poorly scripted in which no one ACTUALLY gets killed.

    And seeing nude pics / porn of people who didn't want to be seen that way? Why in the hell would I want to?
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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    What an absurd thing to do.
    that you find it absurd, only shows how right it is.

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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    We can't ever get completely rid of an ideology, because it lives in the minds of people.
    But we can make certain groups regret their repulsive acts.


    This is exactly what I have thought, eventually some of those people will wish that they could put those heads back on and live a normal life. The rest of them we need to terminate with extreme prejudice.

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