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Could you kill another human?

Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by Rouge Null, May 2, 2002.

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  1. Rouge Null

    Rouge Null Jedi Knight star 5

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    Yes/No?

    Explain either way.

    If yes, explain what your motivations could be.

    Personally, I could. Self-defense, for the greater good (eg: killing Hitler), and for a significant sum of money.

     
  2. Darth Geist

    Darth Geist Jedi Master star 5

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    In defense of myself or my loved ones, yes. In war... maybe. For money, no.
     
  3. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Yes.

    In defense of loved ones, myself, and my country.
     
  4. Kerr_Plunk

    Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    i would only kill if it was to defend myself or my children...

    edit: loved ones pretty much sums it up for me, too :)
     
  5. sleazo

    sleazo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    For Brains, sweet delicious brains
     
  6. IAmTheDarkSide

    IAmTheDarkSide Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yes.

    And if it weren't for the law and those little itty things called consequences, I'd do it for a lot less than you guys would.
     
  7. FlamingSword

    FlamingSword Jedi Knight star 6

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    Obi-Zahn Kenobi: In defense of loved ones, myself, and my country.

    That about sums it up for me. Well put.
     
  8. ktwsolo

    ktwsolo Jedi Master star 4

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    I think I could in self-defense, or in the defense of another.
     
  9. Blue_10

    Blue_10 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I could if it mean't saving the lives and freedom of others.
     
  10. nyjets

    nyjets Jedi Padawan star 4

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    yes defense of my loved ones war, or intense anger. i have a violent temper
     
  11. cavalier_one

    cavalier_one Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes I could. In defence of my family and friends; in defence of freedom; in defence of my country; in defence of what is right.
     
  12. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I just don't know. I mean, the thought sickens me, but if it were to save myself and/or someone I cared about... that would probably be the only time.

    I couldn't fight in a war.
     
  13. sharkdawg

    sharkdawg Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Of course I could. In either self-defense, protection of loved ones, and if I was in a war.


    SHARKY
     
  14. Maveric

    Maveric Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Like many have already posted, if my life or my family's lives were in danger and I had the option I would take it. I would also surrender my life if I could ensure that they would escape unharmed.
     
  15. jediguy

    jediguy Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yes, in self defense and in war.
     
  16. IAmTheDarkSide

    IAmTheDarkSide Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Are all of you saying that you'd only kill for self-defense, defense of loved ones, or in a war? There's nothing that would make you mad enough that, even if your life wasn't in danger, you'd just go and kill the other guy?
     
  17. JediOverlord

    JediOverlord Jedi Knight star 5

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    Maybe in in self-defense,but I'd feel sick and miserable about it,no matter how despicable the person was.
     
  18. Kimball_Kinnison

    Kimball_Kinnison Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    In the Book of Mormon, a man named Captain Moroni expressed the things worth fighting (and therefore, killing, if need be) to defend. He tore his own coat to create a banner. On that banner, he wrote: "In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children". He then raised this banner as a symbol and example to the people he was chosen to defend. With those words, he raised an army that successfully defended the liberty of his people.

    Those are the same things that I would fight (and, if need be, kill) for today: my freedom, my religion (if it were being physically attacked), my family, my peace. What more is there that is worth fighting for?

    Kimball Kinnison
     
  19. jediguy

    jediguy Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well, IAmTheDarkSide, actually, yes. But I'm hesitant to admit it.

    I was hesitant to admit that, as well.
     
  20. Ga4

    Ga4 Jedi Master star 3

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    I don't think I would kill for my religion Kimball.
     
  21. cavalier_one

    cavalier_one Jedi Master star 4

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    IAmTheDarkside

    I've been to the line more times than I care to admit, where the thought of violence against someone who has wronged me comes to mind.

    But to kill him?

    No.

    I could never take the life of another human unless there was a choice between him and one of the reasons I listed above.
     
  22. Darth_SnowDog

    Darth_SnowDog Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Could I? Yes.

    Would I? Maybe not. I have better things to do. However, if the food supply starts running dry and it's every homo sapien for himself? Well, give me a fork and a knife and call me Hannibal...

    :D

    Come to think of it... it's a recession and there's been droughts here and there...
     
  23. Kimball_Kinnison

    Kimball_Kinnison Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I don't think I would kill for my religion Kimball.

    Note that I said my religion (if it were being physically attacked), not just my religion. There is a big difference.

    Kimball Kinnison
     
  24. Ga4

    Ga4 Jedi Master star 3

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    I don't think there should be a difference between the types of killing.

    Even if my religion were being physically attacked, I wouldn't kill someone cause it's against one of the commandments.
     
  25. goldbubbly

    goldbubbly Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I really don't know if i could bring myself to it. Ending someone else's life. If in self-defense...i'd try to injure them so they would no longer be able to harm me before i'd kill them.


    unless....they were going on a killing rampage through my house and had just killed husband/children, then that sucker would die many times over.
     
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