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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The fact that it can be a 'good thing' negates the argument that it is 'always a bad thing'.
    I know, but people usually get carried away from the subject of the poll by getting confused by their own definitions, so I've tried to limit that to one definition.
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Killing a human is always an unfortunate thing. However, it's not always evil and can be good. Say you see a serial killer about to shoot a child in the head and you have a gun. Is it wrong to end the life of the serial killer who is about to murder a child? What about in cases of self defense? Killing can be justified and not all killing is wrong or bad, but in all cases I believe death is an unfortunate thing, hence I voted "other."

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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    your trying to attach human reality to something that is not. you can delude yourself into believing what you want. the way you talk cancer because it is alive is human. you try and attack human to cells. stop and think that it is you that has it backwards and are trying to pass it off on everyone else. abortion aborts a fetus. war kills or better still murders a human that is experiencing life. you would rather kill the human feeling person than a clump of cells. that is really a sickness. you'd protect cells and like an animal kill that which has a life.
    If you don't know the difference between cancer cells and a fetus then you need to go back and take some high school biology. This isn't interpretation for you to remove consequence from action, it's simply biology.
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Who?
    It's a dork thing. The Raven Queen is one of the neutral gods from Dungeons and Dragons. She's the goddess of death. Essentially it is viewed that there is no real good and evil, the only truth is death. There should be no pity for those who suffer and die for death is the natural end of life.

    I had a warlock who was a pretty devout worshiper of the Raven Queen.
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    No, it isn't. Situations are relative.
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    No its not. The only time killing is a bad thing is when the person being killed is a innocent person.
    That's a very functional view. Basically it incorporates into it justification for the killing as well. While killing can be legally justified, it always results in the death of a human. And that act is never a good act. You may feel it necessary, but it's still not a good thing to kill someone. Ending the life of a fellow human is not a good act.
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If you don't know the difference between cancer cells and a fetus then you need to go back and take some high school biology. This isn't interpretation for you to remove consequence from action, it's simply biology.
    there is a difference between life and having a life. you would rather protect something that is living cells. you would send something that has a life off to die. that is bizarre and wrong headed. let that which already has a life be killed save that which is live cells be saved. that is really twisted. do you pat yourself on the back over protecting the cells or do you pat yourself on the back for getting killed that which has a life. either way it must get tiring standing on a pro life pedestal surrounded by the killing you support. go figure.
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    there is a difference between life and having a life. you would rather protect something that is living cells. you would send something that has a life off to die. that is bizarre and wrong headed. let that which already has a life be killed save that which is live cells be saved. that is really twisted. do you pat yourself on the back over protecting the cells or do you pat yourself on the back for getting killed that which has a life. either way it must get tiring standing on a pro life pedestal surrounded by the killing you support. go figure.
    The hyperbole is getting a bit out of hand here. Maybe some deep breaths and the go find where I said I'd allow people to die. Just go ahead and find that part. Or admit that you've exaggerated a bit much based solely on my position.
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's a very functional view. Basically it incorporates into it justification for the killing as well. While killing can be legally justified, it always results in the death of a human. And that act is never a good act. You may feel it necessary, but it's still not a good thing to kill someone. Ending the life of a fellow human is not a good act.
    According to most here it can be a good act.
    According to my God it can be.
    According to most laws, it can be.
    According to most people it can be.


    Ending the life of a human who is evil is a good act. Killing a human can be a good act. Killing someone who is suffering and terminal can be a good act.

    That is unless you subscribe to your personal morality and most do not.
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    Re: Is killing a human always a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    According to most here it can be a good act.
    According to my God it can be.
    According to most laws, it can be.
    According to most people it can be.


    Ending the life of a human who is evil is a good act. Killing a human can be a good act. Killing someone who is suffering and terminal can be a good act.

    That is unless you subscribe to your personal morality and most do not.
    Opinion polls do not make reality. There is a simple test and that is to consider the base nature of humans and whether or not you think fundamental, on an individual level, all humans share similarities.

    As for your god, well that god can be just as wrong as the hundreds of gods which came before it. Gods are hardly convincing argument. Philosophy and study of nature carry much more weight IMO.
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