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Zamestaneh
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Is it morally okay to praise the death of terrorists or is it immoral since it is praising death, and instead they should they all be brought to justice through the judicial system?

For the sake of this question, terrorism will be defined as:

"The unlawful/immoral* use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims."

*I have added "immoral" to the definition to allow some level of subjectivity, as "unlawful" restricts the definition to purely judicial matters which is restrictive.

Should be publicly* in the title.
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Sometimes I am happy they are dead only because they will do more harm than good. Its not OK to praise their death since this will make the rest of humanity just like them.
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Sometimes I am happy they are dead only because they will do more harm than good. Its not OK to praise their death since this will make the rest of humanity just like them.
What is the difference between being happy and praising their death other than expression?
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(Original post by Zamestaneh)
What is the difference between being happy and praising their death other than expression?
Happy: Relief (in this situation) = More of a thought.
Praising: Running around, creating threads, flags. = Action
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(Original post by Cold Stone)
Happy: Relief (in this situation) = More of a thought.
Praising: Running around, creating threads, flags. = Action
What I mean to say is: why is the action more repugnant than the thought when they are sourced from the same feelings?
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(Original post by Zamestaneh)
Is it morally okay to praise the death of terrorists or is it immoral since it is praising death, and instead they should they all be brought to justice through the judicial system?

For the sake of this question, terrorism will be defined as:

"The unlawful/immoral* use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims."

*I have added "immoral" to the definition to allow some level of subjectivity, as "unlawful" restricts the definition to purely judicial matters which is restrictive.
No it isn't morally ok. Two reasons

1. It glorifies their cause

2. They are humanscwh have lost their way. I am always reminded of the phrase one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. I was in South Africa at the time of apartheid . I saw how unjustvthings were.
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(Original post by squeakysquirrel)
No it isn't morally ok. Two reasons

1. It glorifies their cause

2. They are humans who have lost their way. I am always reminded of the phrase one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. I was in South Africa at the time of apartheid . I saw how unjustvthings were.
Could you expand on point 1 - I do not understand how it glorifies it.

Point 2 is something I was going to touch on in a future thread, so I have left this question relatively open. I am therefore asking people if it is okay to praise the deaths of those they deem to be terrorists.
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It's wrong to praise the death of any human being, no matter how much evil they've done. A life is a life. Terrorists have mothers, fathers, siblings and childhoods. Our not praising death is part of what makes us better people than what they became.
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(Original post by Zamestaneh)
What I mean to say is: why is the action more repugnant than the thought when they are sourced from the same feelings?
I think the action is more repugnant because it is indicative of the fact that the indiviudal will have acted on these thoughts, which in turn is influential to those surrounding them. If one person acts upon these thoughts of 'happiness,' (I'm using it as an umbrella term to include things like relief), and choose to praise the death of a terrorist, then it becomes by the laws of mob mentality permissable for others to also act upon these thoughts. While one individual might mediate themselves to a simple expression of relief that this terrorist is dead, a second individual of a different mindset might take this as acceptant of what could be considered an extreme line of thinking and take it way out of proportion.

I suppose what I'm getting at is there's an significant difference between acting upon one's internal considerations and simply keeping them to oneself. Where would we draw the line if it became permissable to actively praise deaths? In this scenario it might be a terrorist, but if that's ok then what else is? I think regardless of choices, actions, morality and everything else that goes into a life cocktail, a life is still a life and each one is valuable. It's not morally wrong to find the death of a terrorist relieving and, I guess by extension, to feel happy about it, provided we don't act on these thoughts and create a scenario where we would be actively advocating murder
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when some terrorist ******* gets vaporised by a missile i help to pay for that is a good feeling.
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I certainly don’t mourn their loss.
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Don't think anyone will mourn your loss either.
And your point is?
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You're a prick.
For what exactly? Not mourning the death of a terrorist? That would make most of the country a p**** then. Plus there is no need to be offensive.
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You're just a prick in general. You little ****.
That didn’t answer my question did it? You only joined this site today. Thus you can’t possibly have a good judgement of me or my character. So please stop name calling, it makes you look petty.
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That didn’t answer my question did it? You only joined this site today. Thus you can’t possibly have a good judgement of me or my character. So please stop name calling, it makes you look petty.
I've seen many of your posts and they are so ****ing retarded and disgusting
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so when Osama was wasted by the good guys in his Abbotabad grief-hole that was a real cause for celebration for normal people.
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I've seen many of your posts and they are so ****ing retarded and disgusting
No they are not. The only person making disgusting posts here is you.
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(Original post by nfjkjern)
When you die that will also be a cause of celebration for normal people. Hopefully its soon.
you sound like a terrorist !
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you sound like a terrorist !
He certainly sounds angry at me for some reason.
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you sound like a terrorist !
You should be classified as a terrorist considering how much terror your face gives people
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