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Is it ever ethical to kill a human being for reasons other than protection?
For example, immediate self defense or killing an invading army to protect your own country, what other cases is it ok?


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16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 5/10/06 - 3:42:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Revenge, duh.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 5/11/06 - 7:12:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm in favor of terminally ill patients having the right to doctor-assisted suicide; I don't know if you would consider that to be "killing", though.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 5/11/06 - 2:40:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/11/2006 7:12:59 AM melLowstar wrote:
I'm in favor of terminally ill patients having the right to doctor-assisted suicide; I don't know if you would consider that to be "killing", though.


For the sake of arguement, let's say it is.

16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 5/11/06 - 2:43:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/11/2006 7:12:59 AM melLowstar wrote:
I'm in favor of terminally ill patients having the right to doctor-assisted suicide; I don't know if you would consider that to be "killing", though.

I only support euthanasia if it is voluntary.

As to killing a human being other than the reasons suggested? I would have to say no, except to protect my family, but I will loosely base that on the principle of self defence.

16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 5/11/06 - 2:46:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only if it's really REALLY funny.

Or the voices tell me to.

16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 5/11/06 - 2:48:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/11/2006 2:46:48 PM Brunnen_G wrote:
Only if it's really REALLY funny...
I begrudgingly emit a single chortle.

Euthanasia is the only thing that really comes to mind.

16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 5/11/06 - 3:07:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
There are none that I can think of.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 5/16/06 - 8:23:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
im shocked at how many people said yes

wow

16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 5/16/06 - 8:25:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Barring euthanasia, no.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 5/19/06 - 5:13:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, Say you knew some kid who had been abused by some pervert, you'd want to go smash that perverts skull in. To me, him being killed would be perfectly ethical.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 5/19/06 - 5:19:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. War, death-penalty, things like that are only ok to keep others safe. Some people will not stop harming others til lthey are dead, and we, as a sociaty, must sometimes help them along, as sad as that sounds. Thats why we have clans, tribes, countries, etc. But is would be in ONYL case, and after all other method of self-defense has been exhausted.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 5/19/06 - 5:19:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know if I'd support /killing/ a pedofile, but he should at least be publicly mocked where ever he goes until driven to suicide.

Also, people who create viruses should be tortured at length, and then killed.

16 yrs ago - Monday 6/5/06 - 4:13:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/19/2006 5:19:46 PM dog_wolf_9 wrote:
I don't know if I'd support /killing/ a pedofile, but he should at least be publicly mocked where ever he goes until driven to suicide. Also, people who create viruses should be tortured at length, and then killed.

Wouldnt the Pedophile thing be a slow form of killing him?

16 yrs ago - Friday 6/23/06 - 10:55:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
no I do not think it is right to kill someone unless they are fixing to kill you first.
16 yrs ago - Friday 6/23/06 - 11:39:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/10/2006 3:42:08 PM Pariah wrote:
Revenge, duh.

Indeed.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 7/8/06 - 3:57:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Euthanasia.

I definatly believe that euthanasia is both ethical and humane.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/12/06 - 10:18:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Depends on which set of ethics you possess really...
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 9/21/06 - 12:17:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, Say you knew some kid who had been abused by some pervert, you'd want to go smash that perverts skull in. To me, him being killed would be perfectly ethical.

Absolutley...Kill that fu**er

15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 10/8/06 - 9:34:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Any time they make me mad. Assisted suicide. Euthanasia. Revenge. Genetically inferior. There are lots of reasons to kill people.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 10/9/06 - 7:09:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/11/2006 7:12:59 AM melLowstar wrote:
I'm in favor of terminally ill patients having the right to doctor-assisted suicide; I don't know if you would consider that to be "killing", though.

I agree. If someone is going to die within a short space of time then they should be able to ask the doctor to pull the plug. A lot of people also consider abortion to be a form of killing, but I'm pro-abortion. I'm completely against the death penalty though, which is another form of supposed 'ethical' killing...

15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/12/06 - 8:30:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
I used to think that if a person was a murderer, then they should be put to death because they are harmful to society. Now I think they are the most important people to be kept alive. I'm not saying it would be right, but if someone hurt or killed someone I loved I don't know if I could keep myself from retaliating.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/12/06 - 10:14:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/12/06 - 10:29:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/11/2006 3:07:17 PM GeekyPenguin wrote:
There are none that I can think of.

me neither.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 1/13/07 - 7:05:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I assume for the sake of arguement that killing for the safety of my friends and family. yes.
but only if you cant just make the person incapacitated instead. but legally it should still be alright cuz some(actually everyone) would panic.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 2/17/07 - 12:55:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think people who molest or hurt children should be killed. Those are not people who deserve to live.

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