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Could you kill?

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    If murder was not illegal, do you think you could/would kill someone? For instance, let's say you were confronted by someone you've despised all your life, has exploited you etc. etc. Removing the aspect of legality, do you still think you'd have a modern morality dictating your actions, or do you think it would be absent in the absence of law?
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    If they were still acting against me, or it would benefit my emotional health.
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    I think I could but whether I would depends on the circumstances.

    But to be honest, I think it's damn near impossible for anyone to give an opinion even remotely close to the truth until they are in the situation.
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    Only if my own life or another's was in danger, and even then, only if there was absolutely NO other alternative.
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    I'm killing as we speak..

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    If murder were legalised, I'd be too busy cowering in my bedroom to kill anyone.
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    it depends.

    If religion still existed, then the majority of people still wouldn't.
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    (Original post by Mehmoodd)
    it depends.

    If religion still existed, then the majority of people still wouldn't.
    Adherence to a religion doesn't equate to having morals, and vice-versa. I doubt there's even much of a correlation.
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    Anything to shut a bitch up
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    I don't think I hate anyone enough to kill them.
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    (Original post by tite23)
    Only if my own life or another's was in danger, and even then, only if there was absolutely NO other alternative.
    you say that because we've grown up to believe taking a human being's life is acceptable only to save another life. If murder had never been illegal I highly doubt you'd have the same opinion- killing would just be a normal part of society.
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    The best way of looking at it is to look at other societies where life is less valued. There are several headhunting tribes where you take a life at the birth of a child, at becoming a man, at getting married etc, for no reason other than tradition, and people brought up like that rarely have a problem with it.

    On the other hand, if murder was suddenly legalised now (possibly what you were asking about), I think the majority of people, including me, couldn't kill. And if they could they would be forcing themselves not to think about the pain and loss they were causing, rather than about themselves, as it should be regardless of puishment.

    I think morals are subjective, and I don't believe in God, but I'm still glad we have a moral system and I'm happy to stick by it because pain is not subjective
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    I could kill somebody who tried to murder somebody I love, in defence of them. Or in a blind rage if they HAD killed somebody I love. Or in self defence if they were trying to kill me. Otherwise no.
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    No, I don't think I could. I feel guilty leaving a lightbulb turned on or stepping on a snail, I wouldn't be able to handle killing a human being.
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    (Original post by S23a)
    I'm killing as we speak..

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    That was a dead joke
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    If I was pushed far enough to do it, then yes I probably would
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    I suppose I could, if I had a good enough motive to!
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    No, I don't think I could. I feel guilty leaving a lightbulb turned on or stepping on a snail, I wouldn't be able to handle killing a human being.
    You don't think, but you are not certain. Therefore there is doubt, which if seized upon - in the right circumstances i.e. anger, provoked attack, revenge for death of a relative etc. - Then I'm fairly sure you would.

    I think this crap about people not being able to kill is just an over exaggeration of the superego in that, you want to have the moral high ground (supposing such a thing exists). Also, one thing that baffles me is

    people say, they couldn't kill - but they're okay with people watching others do it? I bet the majority of you were in favour of the so called " iraq and afghanistan war " (even though, neither of such things existed, ... no, stop your fairy tale, they didn't.)

    So essentially, you're saying: Killing is okay... aslong as I don't participate in it. Taken to the extreme, it's just the exclusion of obscenity... thus super ego.

    Me? I'm fairly sure I could commit, to quote Bill Hicks "unbiased genocide against humanity", ... there are thousands of banal morons that should die (but universal rights, blah blah blah).
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    If I had the opportunity in self defence I can't say 100% that I wouldn't.
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    I would say no but until im in a situation which is like that then i cant say for sure that i wouldnt. I dont think i would be able to cope with guilt even if they were in the wrong.

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