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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Every time I see this thread, I hear the "What would you do for a Klondike Bar" song in my head.

    Yeah, I'd torture someone for a Klondike bar.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I do not subscribe to there being any absolute good or absolute not good. Absolutes, on a universal scale, eliminate possibilities and prevent the potential for considering options. They are most certainly narrow minded.
    Aren't you Jewish(as in religiously.)?

    Absolutes or universals narrow the possibilities but far from completely. If one takes the view that such things are refracted through the human mind and society through a complex web of material circumstances where one must still make decisions, influenced but not decided by his reliance on these concepts, then there is still a large scope for moral searchings. The scope has it limits but it is far from black and white.
    "It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Answer: No

    Explanation: Because unlike most people (including christians, jews and muslims), I actually have faith in existance beyond death.
    “We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.”
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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.
    Is this question the spawn of those revenge movies "Taken" and "The Last House On The Left"?

    Did they make you feel tough because you agreed with them?

    Do you fantisize about killing people?

    Do you often feel powerless?

    What kind of video games do you play?
    “We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.”
    ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Do you fantisize about killing people?
    Way out of line. I think this might be the first thing I've ever reported that wasn't spam or my own post.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Moderator's Warning:
    Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life? There is no need to insinuate that another poster has murderous intentions based on the nature of his inquiry. Please refrain from this path of questioning in the future.
    "Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Way out of line. I think this might be the first thing I've ever reported that wasn't spam or my own post.
    Really?!

    Lame.

    Ethereal is a big boy who can make his own decisions. I don't think you need to protect him.
    Last edited by Saboteur; 05-06-09 at 03:21 PM.
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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Moderator's Warning:
    Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life? There is no need to insinuate that another poster has murderous intentions based on the nature of his inquiry. Please refrain from this path of questioning in the future.
    Calling out the cavalry. Just itching to trip on power eh?
    “We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.”
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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Really?!

    Lame.

    Ethereal is a big boy who can make his own decisions. I don't think you need to protect him.
    I wasn't protecting him, I was pointing out a violation of the forum rules.

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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 have issues with moderation you can direct it through PM or post in the basement. I'd advise you to not make further comments about it within the upstairs thread. Only warning
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