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    Re: If someone in your Family

    Hell no.
    I'll direct them to a mental hospital.


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    Re: If someone in your Family

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    If someone in your family admitted to torturing another human being or animal, would you forgive them?

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    Answer yes or no or not at all.

    Assuming you hold yourself responsible for your emotions and the way you feel about things as opposed to blaming others for your feelings.

    For no reason?

    I'd turn him/her in.


    If i was my dog, I'd shoot him/her.


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    Re: If someone in your Family

    If someone in my family did something like that, I'd hang the little bastard by his fingernails.
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    Re: If someone in your Family

    It depends, did I torture this confession out of them?

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    Re: If someone in your Family

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    If someone in your family admitted to torturing another human being or animal, would you forgive them?

    Can't find the Poll controlls.

    Answer yes or no or not at all.

    Assuming you hold yourself responsible for your emotions and the way you feel about things as opposed to blaming others for your feelings.
    It's not for me to forgive.

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    mad Re: If someone in your Family

    taking the life of another or driving another to wish for naught but death is an unforgivable sin. even if i disliked whomever or whatever they tortured or killed, it's still unforgivable. thats completely horrid.
    curiousity may have killed the cat but satisfaction brought me back

    and im 16, please dont bag on me if i dont think all the way through

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    Re: If someone in your Family

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    If someone in your family admitted to torturing another human being or animal, would you forgive them?
    Not a chance. I was raised better than to torture anything.

    Except slugs.



    Hell, I don't even torture them. I just cut 'em in half and call it good (lots of folks use salt to disintegrate them - quite brutal).

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    Re: If someone in your Family

    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Cat View Post
    taking the life of another or driving another to wish for naught but death is an unforgivable sin. even if i disliked whomever or whatever they tortured or killed, it's still unforgivable. thats completely horrid.

    Possibly you didn't express yourself fully and completely above. Otherwise I'd have to assume you weren't thinking this through.

    Taking life is justified under a number of circumstances. Self-defense against a lethal threat is widely held to be justified, for one example. Executing someone who is a major threat to society (ie mass murderers) is also rather widely held to be justified.


    As to the question that was asked, I'd have to say "it depends". Was there a compelling reason? What was the motive, the circumstances? Barring some kind of justification that involved saving more lives than were ruined, I'd tend to say no.

    If it was a classical "little girl is buried alive and runs out of air in 6 hours, this man knows where she is and won't talk,"... well then pass me the pliers and heat up the blowtorch!

    Scum who have given up their humanity do not deserve the same consideration that decent humans deserve.

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    Re: If someone in your Family

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Possibly you didn't express yourself fully and completely above. Otherwise I'd have to assume you weren't thinking this through.

    Taking life is justified under a number of circumstances. Self-defense against a lethal threat is widely held to be justified, for one example. Executing someone who is a major threat to society (ie mass murderers) is also rather widely held to be justified.


    As to the question that was asked, I'd have to say "it depends". Was there a compelling reason? What was the motive, the circumstances? Barring some kind of justification that involved saving more lives than were ruined, I'd tend to say no.

    If it was a classical "little girl is buried alive and runs out of air in 6 hours, this man knows where she is and won't talk,"... well then pass me the pliers and heat up the blowtorch!

    Scum who have given up their humanity do not deserve the same consideration that decent humans deserve.

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    excuse me, you are right. i meant just an innocent human. but i have definite exceptions for murderers [unless it was manslaughter or self-defense]. but i still do not agree with animals. id just try to get them unconscious if possible. if theres no other way, then id forgive someone if they tried.
    but if its just for fun, then hell no, id never forgive.
    so i guess i agree with you on this, and no, i was not thinking it through.
    curiousity may have killed the cat but satisfaction brought me back

    and im 16, please dont bag on me if i dont think all the way through

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    Re: If someone in your Family

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Depends...

    Animals are property, what someone does with that property is none of my business. Now if they infringe and hurt someones pet etc then they should pay restitution.

    Don't get me wrong, I do love animals. This of course does not change the fact they are not human and have no rights, although laws do exist to protect them in some cases.

    You can tell allot about a person or even a society by how they treat animals.

    If someone did this to a human I would have to forgive them, this does not mean they can escape punishment for said action.

    I don't see how you can put humans and animals into the same boat.
    Humans are animals, granted, animals with self-awareness and the foreknowledge that they will someday die. But human or animal, torture is inhumane and in my opinion even more cruel when animals are the victims since they have no idea why they're are being harmed in such a way.
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