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Could you take a life?

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#16    Catz

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

Yes, if it comes to protecting my family, I will not hesitate to kill.  That does not bring me down to 'their level' as I will never go out and simply harm someone else.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

To the original question, I was going to say yes before coming across the reply just two before mine lol. If they knew they were going to do this, means to do this, yes, instantly. If it was the other way, no.
I'm kinda weird where my brain and my faith conflict, I could be incredibly cruel given certain situations (threatening family, life, etc) if it wasn't for God saying not to do so. Still, given a self defense circumstance I wouldn't hesitate.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:09 AM

I would like to add to my previous post, that, if the opportunity was clear(they are percieved dangerous but not armed), I would rather shoot them in their legs, etc... and call the police. Or otherwise hold them at gunpoint without shooting but very much ready to shoot to kill if necessary.

EDIT: I've seen too many vids where it might have seemed possible to simply shoot and disable the attacker, rather than kill them. But I guess I couldn't say for sure how I would react in those circumstances.

Edited by pallidin, 12 January 2013 - 07:12 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:09 AM

View PostSean93, on 11 January 2013 - 05:06 PM, said:

I'll give you a situation:

You're in a room with a man/Woman who'll kill millions of people when he/she leaves the room. You have one chance to kill this person then and there and no one will ever find out (police) etc. Do you do it? For me the answer is yes, I could if I felt strongly about it.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

Yes, I could but i don't want to.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

I certainly couldn't do that premeditatively, but in a split second decision I don't know what I'd do...

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

A strong No, but under certain circumstances who knows what I would do. I hope I never have to find out.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:39 AM

I would never want to take any life in any situation.

But if it was simply a matter of protecting innocent people or myself, I could.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:53 AM

Come after my children and I would indeed terminate their life. I would not enjoy having to do this but I would not stand back and allow my chhildren to be murdered.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:45 AM

I wish I could say yes.  The fact that he could walk out and kill millions because of my inaction is horrifying.

The evidence so far in my life suggests I would freeze.  Something inside me doesn't even let me hit worth a damn, no matter the provocation.  My hand goes up and gets ready for an almighty fist punch then at the last second some force inside pulls back and turns it into the touch of a feather on the other person's upper arm, not even where I was aiming in the first instance.

I think if it was more immediate in my face, trying to kill someone in front of me for instance then maybe I could overcome this force and act, but I don't know for sure tbh.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:00 AM

To protect myself or loved ones, I'd do it. And if someone brutally murdered someone I loved, it probably wouldn't be hard for me to kill them. I feel people who are of sane mind (can tell the difference between fantasy and reality) and commit truly heinous crimes are like rabid animals and should be put down.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:40 AM

View PostlibstaK, on 13 January 2013 - 01:45 AM, said:

I wish I could say yes.  The fact that he could walk out and kill millions because of my inaction is horrifying.

If millions of innocent lives were at stake I'd probably die trying to take them out.

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The evidence so far in my life suggests I would freeze.  Something inside me doesn't even let me hit worth a damn, no matter the provocation.  My hand goes up and gets ready for an almighty fist punch then at the last second some force inside pulls back and turns it into the touch of a feather on the other person's upper arm, not even where I was aiming in the first instance.

Not me, I punch/kick as if I'm attempting to channel Bruce Lee's spirit. Remember, this is a murderer...someone that's going to kill the innocent (including you and your family).

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:46 AM

View PostLilly, on 13 January 2013 - 02:40 AM, said:

If millions of innocent lives were at stake I'd probably die trying to take them out.



Not me, I punch/kick as if I'm attempting to channel Bruce Lee's spirit. Remember, this is a murderer...someone that's going to kill the innocent (including you and your family).
Yeah I hope I am capable of remembering that when it's needed most and I can't say my life experience has included something as clear cut as that so I have no real comparison beyond my armchair convictions.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:01 AM

I'm almost positive I could, to why though is a question I'm not so sure I can answer.. Psychologically speaking I don't think anyone is ever really able to take another's life or are they; it's really complicated when you think about it critically, not because we're not mentally capable or physically capable.. It's because we're humans, and let's be honest; we're flawed.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:25 AM

I think the only scenario where I would take another's life would be if they put someone I cared about in danger. If it's a matter of 'their life or the life of someone I care for,' than I don't think taking the life of someone who would harm someone I cared about is immoral. Rather, I think that it's almost natural, which seems like a disturbing thing to say, but it's how I feel about the matter. *shrugs*

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