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Posted Dec 25, '12 at 4:09pm

SaifurRahman

SaifurRahman

75 posts

True courage is not to know when to take a life, but to know when to spare one.

What do you think?

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 4:44pm

thebluerabbit

thebluerabbit

5,378 posts

i think that is totally wrong. a person who simply kills isnt a coward. he simply is merciless if he doesnt spare a life.

on the other hand, i know myself and id have trouble killing anyone for almost anything. if a gentle person has no choice but to kill a person i think it would be very couragous of him to do it even though he doesnt want to.

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 6:06pm

SaifurRahman

SaifurRahman

75 posts

It takes a lot of heart to kill someone, but with enough motivation, it can be done.

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 9:00pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,242 posts

Knight

Eh well, military indoctrination and discipline does the job well too, unfortunately.

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 9:55pm

Hutkihatka

Hutkihatka

10 posts

Well in a sense it is more courageous to spare a life.

I mean in that case you don't have to spend rest of your life looking behind your shoulder someone who could take a revenge on you...

But then again you would do wisely to avoid such a situation in the first place :D

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 10:57pm

SaifurRahman

SaifurRahman

75 posts

That's what I said.

 

Posted Dec 26, '12 at 3:52pm

xeano321

xeano321

2,972 posts

Knight

Well in a sense it is more courageous to spare a life.


Not necessarily. Obviously, you are preparing to kill someone who will kill you. If you pause for that split second thinking whether you should spare him or not... BANG!! You're dead.
 

Posted Dec 26, '12 at 5:34pm

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

440 posts

I think courage is just a word for aggrandizement and that attempting to define "true courage" is useless. The situation you've presented should be viewed from a different perspective if one were to ever have to make that decision.

 

Posted Dec 26, '12 at 9:22pm

daleks

daleks

3,656 posts

Courage is standing up for what you believe in no matter what people say.

 

Posted Dec 26, '12 at 11:00pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,242 posts

Knight

Courage is standing up for what you believe in no matter what people say.


RIP Adolf Hitler, Died fighting to the end for his much maligned vision.

Doesn't sound right.
 
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