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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    You said that terrorists aren't people so I figure you were in Afghanistan because if you were in Iraq you were probably fighting people involved in different political factions for control of neighborhoods/towns, aka insurgents, not terrorists. Though I suppose some of them could have been.
    I was making a joke. Don't read too much into it.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    You said that terrorists aren't people so I figure you were in Afghanistan because if you were in Iraq you were probably fighting people involved in different political factions for control of neighborhoods/towns, aka insurgents, not terrorists. Though I suppose some of them could have been.
    It wouldn't matter where he was if he was only fantasizing about killing terrorists.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    I wouldn't torture anyone for any reason. I think it's disgusting that the US has stooped so low. Makes me ill.
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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    I wouldn't torture anyone for any reason.
    This is a flat-out lie. Anyone who makes a statement to this effect is simply demonstrating their emotional and political bias.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    This is a flat-out lie. Anyone who makes a statement to this effect is simply demonstrating their emotional and political bias.
    I don't know. I wouldn't torture someone for "any" reason. I would torture someone for a "few" reasons.

    I mean, if I just tortured people for any old reason, I'd never get any rest. I usually only torture people for good reasons... like Klondike bars.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I usually only torture people for good reasons... like Klondike bars.
    It's torture that you keep bring up that line and getting it stuck in our heads!!!

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Family Member
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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I don't know. I wouldn't torture someone for "any" reason. I would torture someone for a "few" reasons.

    I mean, if I just tortured people for any old reason, I'd never get any rest. I usually only torture people for good reasons... like Klondike bars.
    One reason I made this poll was to demonstrate the absolute unwillingness of some people to approach this issue logically and objectively. The hypothetical is purposely black and white so as to make the choice easy and obvious. For any person with a shred of courage and love, the only acceptable answer to this poll was unequivocally, "yes". It's perfectly acceptable to be against "torture" and answer yes to this poll; there's nothing hypocritical about it and it was never my intent to imply as much.

    I was simply trying to demonstrate that some people will be against "torture" EVEN WHEN it's morally justified. They reflexively reject "torture" on an emotional basis instead of approaching it logically. To them, "torture" is axiomatically evil and requires little to no logical or moral analysis.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    One reason I made this poll was to demonstrate the absolute unwillingness of some people to approach this issue logically and objectively. The hypothetical is purposely black and white so as to make the choice easy and obvious. For any person with a shred of courage and love, the only acceptable answer to this poll was unequivocally, "yes". It's perfectly acceptable to be against "torture" and answer yes to this poll; there's nothing hypocritical about it and it was never my intent to imply as much.

    I was simply trying to demonstrate that some people will be against "torture" EVEN WHEN it's morally justified. They reflexively reject "torture" on an emotional basis instead of approaching it logically. To them, "torture" is axiomatically evil and requires little to no logical or moral analysis.
    Thanks for the clarification.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    I find it odd that Celticlord would thank Ethereal's post here:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal
    One reason I made this poll was to demonstrate the absolute unwillingness of some people to approach this issue logically and objectively. The hypothetical is purposely black and white so as to make the choice easy and obvious. For any person with a shred of courage and love, the only acceptable answer to this poll was unequivocally, "yes". It's perfectly acceptable to be against "torture" and answer yes to this poll; there's nothing hypocritical about it and it was never my intent to imply as much.

    I was simply trying to demonstrate that some people will be against "torture" EVEN WHEN it's morally justified. They reflexively reject "torture" on an emotional basis instead of approaching it logically. To them, "torture" is axiomatically evil and requires little to no logical or moral analysis.
    I have repeatedly answered yes to the scenario, but objected to using torture because of it's immorality. Yet according to Celticlord, I am the hypocrite.

    While the intention of this thread was to demonstrate that some people will be against "torture" EVEN WHEN it's morally justified, it ALSO demonstrates that some people are hell bent on insulting those that oppose "torture" for no other reason than partisan politics. The double edge sword cuts both ways.

    This was a worthwhile exercise.
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