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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    As cold as this sounds, when I heard that Jeffrey Dahmer had been killed in jail, I was happy.

    If I found out that Scott Peterson was killed, I'd be happy.

    If I found out that the pediatrician who molested over 100 kids was killed, I'd be elated.

    There are circumstances where I would celebrate someone being killed when that someone was what I considered "evil." That usually involves a person who has inflicted terrible things onto others.

    I'd be lying if I said otherwise. This is how I truly feel.
    You're not alone. I wouldn't join you, but many people would.

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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by windovervocalcords View Post
    Yes. When all beings have been fully enlightened.
    Enlightenment is a subjective quality. There is no way to objectively determine actual "enlightenment". So I agree with earthworm.
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by windovervocalcords View Post
    You're not alone. I wouldn't join you, but many people would.
    Thank you.....I think. I understand what you're saying.

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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Enlightenment is a subjective quality. There is no way to objectively determine actual "enlightenment". So I agree with earthworm.
    Having no personal experience, I can't tell you what enlightenment is or isn't.

    I can tell you about impermanence. Nothing in this universe is permanent. In the meantime, not knowing this, we human beings kill.
    Last edited by windovervocalcords; 03-12-10 at 02:03 PM.

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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    If that crazed Islamic is coming at me with my death utmost in his mind, then I will try to kill him, I have no other choice.
    This is war, not peacetime.
    Will man ever live in peace?
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    That's not the question which was asked. It was not asked if you are justified. It asked if the act of killing a human is always bad.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Sometimes it is necessary, and thus is not a bad thing.
    That's a different component of the question. Even if you're "forced" into something, that something can be universally bad. You can be justified in killing another human, that doesn't meant hat killing that human was good. In fact, because of the base nature of killing it's a bad thing to have to kill that person.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    As cold as this sounds, when I heard that Jeffrey Dahmer had been killed in jail, I was happy.

    If I found out that Scott Peterson was killed, I'd be happy.

    If I found out that the pediatrician who molested over 100 kids was killed, I'd be elated.

    There are circumstances where I would celebrate someone being killed when that someone was what I considered "evil." That usually involves a person who has inflicted terrible things onto others.

    I'd be lying if I said otherwise. This is how I truly feel.

    I totally agree with that. I am glad when evil people get killed.I do not think it is cold to think that way. Its prioritizing on who you have sympathy for. I have sympathy for the innocent.I do not believe it should be extended to those on death row and other scum.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    In another thread(Human shields), a poster has argued that whenever you kill a person, no matter the situation, the result, or the person's deeds, it is always a bad thing.

    Is it so?

    Just to clarify, the question is not if killing a human can be a good thing, but if it is always a bad thing.
    for me, it would always be a bad thing. justified maybe, necessary maybe, but nevertheless bad.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I totally agree with that. I am glad when evil people get killed.I do not think it is cold to think that way. Its prioritizing on who you have sympathy for. I have sympathy for the innocent.I do not believe it should be extended to those on death row and other scum.
    It's hard to have sympathy for those whom have committed grievous crime. Yet they are still human beings and I don't think that revenge against them or killing them accomplishes anything. Revenge is not something I want to take up a sin for.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's hard to have sympathy for those whom have committed grievous crime. Yet they are still human beings and I don't think that revenge against them or killing them accomplishes anything. Revenge is not something I want to take up a sin for.
    Some people confuse vengeance for compassion and actually think they are being altruistically motivated--just separating wheat from chaff.
    Last edited by windovervocalcords; 03-12-10 at 02:37 PM.

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