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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I disagree.. I would say the more accurate comment is a situation that requires you to kill someone else is universally a bad thing. However, the killing is not the evil. The evil is what has caused you to have to kill-in most cases, the harm the other person has done or is attempting to do
    That is perhaps a better way of stating it.
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I disagree.. I would say the more accurate comment is a situation that requires you to kill someone else is universally a bad thing. However, the killing is not the evil. The evil is what has caused you to have to kill-in most cases, the harm the other person has done or is attempting to do
    I don't agree. In a case of say self defence killing is neutral. It is not good and it is not bad. It just is necessary. However it is never to be applauded taking another person's life - in that way it can never be a good thing.

    I think you are justifying killing. Once you justify it there are always plenty of more people to kill.
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    It might be necessary. It might be done for a good reason.
    But it's never a good thing.

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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    I don't agree. In a case of say self defence killing is neutral. It is not good and it is not bad. It just is necessary. However it is never to be applauded taking another person's life - in that way it can never be a good thing.

    I think you are justifying killing. Once you justify it there are always plenty of more people to kill.
    In some cases killing is justified. A Jew in the Polish Ghetto killing a nazi was both justified and a good thing because it meant one less Nazi the Allies had to kill.

    If someone had whacked Idi Amin, or Robert Mugabe I would have cheered that since it would have short circuited years of oppression



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