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Author Topic: One set of laws for them... another for us.  (Read 11920 times)

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2011, 08:46:43 AM »
I think the death penalty should only be used as an option presented to those who are going to serve a life sentence(s).
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coolkid

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« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2011, 11:27:28 AM »
What is murder anyway? I see no fundamental difference between a soldier "killing" an enemy overseas and a husband "murdering" his wife. They both result in the termination of the victim's biological functions, and in both cases the victim did not desire to have them ended.

When a soldier kills another, he's fighting for other people as well. He's fighting for a cause. (Well, usually.) To murder your wife can pretty much only be out of selfishness purely, even if in both cases the murder probably didn't think of the suffering the victim's family would endure.

This is total BS, though.
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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2011, 12:29:35 PM »
He's fighting for a cause. (Well, usually.)

Yeah okay. So that makes it totally okay right?
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« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2011, 01:45:32 PM »
Yeah okay. So that makes it totally okay right?

What about killing in self-defense? Or for an objectively good cause like freedom or liberation?

(In before someone argues against the existence of objective goodness, by the way.)
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Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2011, 03:00:17 PM »
coolkid came closest to the mark.  Killing is never pretty, and it often is done for evil reasons.  But it is necessary when done to preserve or defend life or freedom.
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2011, 04:07:09 PM »
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?"~Gandhi

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Me: Why?

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2011, 04:22:18 PM »
That depends on who wins.
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2011, 05:17:14 PM »
At the risk of inciting Godwin's Law, what if the Allies had taken Gandhi's stance during World War II?
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« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2011, 07:27:37 PM »
What if Hitler had taken Gandhi's stance?

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Me: Why?

« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2011, 08:15:06 PM »
Then everythikng would have been fine and dandy. But when evil will stop at nothing short of death, war becomes necessary.
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Insane Steve

  • Professional Cynic
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2011, 01:33:42 AM »
...What have I done?
~I.S.~

« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2011, 02:12:35 AM »
No, I'm done. At this point it's analogous to two brick walls staring at each other.

Also, I apologize for arguing with people on this forum because quite frankly I'm terrible at it.
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CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2011, 09:27:04 AM »
No you're not.
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BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2011, 09:43:58 PM »
Yes he is
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It's YOUR problem!

« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2011, 09:47:44 PM »
You're both equally absurd to assert that you know.

lol
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