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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    I voted no on this poll, in accordance with one of my rules: Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.


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    so you wouldn't torture someone to save your moms? harsh man.... harsh.....


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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    so you wouldn't torture someone to save your moms? harsh man.... harsh.....
    Yes, RH, that is exactly what I'm saying. Well done!


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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Yes, RH, that is exactly what I'm saying. Well done!


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    interesting. so what lengths would you go to to save your mom?


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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    interesting. so what lengths would you go to to save your mom?
    I was going to say that I'd be willing to beat you senseless to save my mom. But I realized someone got to you already.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

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    Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?If you want to use what you think is hypocracy to highlight why you disagree with someones point ON TOPIC, that's one thing. If you want to rant about their "character" and "integrity" on a personal level while not touch the topic through multiple points its better suited for the basement, take it there.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    I was going to say that I'd be willing to beat you senseless to save my mom. But I realized someone got to you already.



    So you are willing to use torture, to in effect save your mother....


    but if it's someone elses mother/daughter/father/son, you could care less...


    your hypocrisy is noted, as is your e-machismo.


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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    interesting. so what lengths would you go to to save your mom?
    Oh, none whatsoever. See, I don't have a mother, I am the product of two suns colliding in a black hole. I fell to this "earth" a few decades ago.


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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    This hypothetical scenario is an attempt to gauge one's moral position on torture. It is not meant to elicit idiotic references to the television show 24. That a hypothetical is unlikely to occur is irrelevant - they are intended to subject our moral suppositions to scrutiny by forcing us to make a choice. Having said that, please answer the question with a YES or NO answer followed by an explanation.

    If you had to brutally torture a person in order to save the lives of your family, would you do it?

    The hypothetical assumes said person is a murderous thug who is directly responsible for endangering your family.


    Answer: Yes.

    Explanation: Because I hold the lives of my family in a higher regard than murderous thugs.
    Mind if I modify your hypothetical just a tad?

    New Rule #1: Only one course of action is allowed. Once you get the information you like, you may only go to rescue your family member once.

    If you get to your destination and it is the wrong destination - your family is blown to smithereens. You get to live a long life regretting your action every single day.

    If you rescue your family the kidnappers are picked up by a giant claw and dropped either down the volcano of your choice, or in the prison of your choice.

    New Rule #2: In addition to being allowed to use torture you are allowed to use psychology, respect, befriending, etc. on your kidnapper.

    Now, would you still choose torture to get your information?
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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Mind if I modify your hypothetical just a tad?

    New Rule #1: Only one course of action is allowed. Once you get the information you like, you may only go to rescue your family member once.

    If you get to your destination and it is the wrong destination - your family is blown to smithereens. You get to live a long life regretting your action every single day.

    If you rescue your family the kidnappers are picked up by a giant claw and dropped either down the volcano of your choice, or in the prison of your choice.

    New Rule #2: In addition to being allowed to use torture you are allowed to use psychology, respect, befriending, etc. on your kidnapper.

    Now, would you still choose torture to get your information?
    Yeah, and I'd take him with me and if it turns out he lied, I'd bring a world of pain down upon him that makes the torture look like a walk in the park.

    He would linger....

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I hold the lives of my family in a higher regard than murderous thugs.
    Why is that?




    Hey, say what you want about that question, it's still not as dumb as the one in that post. But really, why?


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