Would YOU kill someone if you felt they really deserved to die?

by gaiagirl 53 Replies latest jw friends

  • gaiagirl

    Could be anyone, Osama Bin Laden, OJ Simpson, Pat Robertson, someone who personally hurt you or your family, anyone at all. Would YOU pull the trigger, throw the switch, etc, which would end someones life? Would it make a difference if no one would ever know, versus everyone knowing? I'm not sure if I could, as I wouldn't know how it would affect my own karma. Perhaps one may act as the instrument through which judgement is carried out, but I'm not at all sure I want to be that instrument.

  • Robdar

    As an side note, I believe that Ken Lay dying before he paid the price for what he did to his victims pretty much proves karma is a moot point.

    Could I kill somebody if I really felt they deserved to die? Only if I was present while the threat was happening. If I came across somebody doing awful things to my family, yes. I wouldn't worry about it afterwards either.

  • stillajwexelder

    Yes I would do it gladly for somebody like Bin Laden

  • stillajwexelder
  • wednesday

    If someone seriously hurt me or my family, yes I could. If I was present and had the ability to help another person/s who was being attacked, Yes i would.

  • whyizit

    If I felt with absolute certainty that they were going to kill someone in my presence, I think I could do it. I would rather severely incapacitate them, but if there were no other choice, and it would prevent others from being killed, I would feel obligated to protect the innocent.

    The most intolerable cruelty I can imagine involves perverts with children. I think I could be on the board to remove these people's sex organs, and although it would be a difficult job at first, I could get used to it. Just like a farmer castrating pigs. Snip-snip! :0)

  • Gregor

    Absolutely. No problem. The piece of garbage that abducted the little girl in Florida last year. After abusing her he buried her alive. I would consider it a duty to kill him with an axe handle. I would probably have to stand in line for the priviledge.

  • Ms. Whip
    Ms. Whip

    I really don't know how I would react in a moment of terrorizing desperation. I suppose I would let my natural instinct to survive take over. Whatever it took. I hope I never have to face that.

    Killing; It's an ethical dilemma. Could I kill one person to save five?

    Do I have the right to judge someone worthy of death? Then there's karma you know.

    I think I would just tie the scum bag up and torture them and not in a good way. Why give them a way out?

  • Robdar

    Then there's karma you know.

    They called her the karmanator.

  • BlackSwan of Memphis
    BlackSwan of Memphis

    If my family were in danger and I was present, you bet. If they had already killed one member of my family (as your question suggests) I hate to say this but it depends.

    I'm a mother. If I commit murder, as a opposed to throwing the execution switch, there is always that chance I will get caught. Even if I 'knew' that I wouldn't, I would still worry and question. If I got caught, thrown into prison then my children lose their mother.

    IF on the other hand it were a matter of my kids.... no question. If it were my husband, my kids would be the only reason I would not do anything.

    Other then that, Osama, a**holes that murder, torture etc, No. Anything like that would put me as a mom and a wife in the position to sacrifice not just my future but theirs as well. Even if no one knew...


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