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Posted Apr 22, '09 at 11:49pm

DDX

DDX

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This will be an ethical question thread, that will relate mainly to religious beliefs and ethics. Hopefully it will be a good idea and people will want to play.

Each week I will present a topic, and you may discuss it, and bring your morality into the question.

This week:
soldiers have come to search your house! They will kill you and eat you if they find you. You are hiding in the closet farther away from the door than your friend who is hiding underneath a sofa. The people eating soldiers stop in front of the sofa, and start bending over slowly to see if there is anyone underneath it. You see this through the crack in the door. You have 2 choices to jump out, scream and run out the door to save your bestest friend in the whole world, or you can watch them drag him away.

basically would you save yourself? or would you save your friend.

 

Posted Apr 22, '09 at 11:51pm

BigP08

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That's a tough one. I hope that I would save my friend, and logically, I might be able to distract them AND get away, but fear comes out in everyone. They might find me in the closet anyway, so I hope I'd conquer my fear.

Interesting idea for a thread, though. I'll be sure to come here every week!

 

Posted Apr 22, '09 at 11:52pm

DDX

DDX

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or every minute and debate about your answer.

Lets just say you'd die if you saved your friend for harder decisions sake.

 

Posted Apr 22, '09 at 11:53pm

Green12324

Green12324

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If I died I probably wouldn't do it. Since they're probably going to kill him anyway, despite my minor distraction.

 

Posted Apr 22, '09 at 11:54pm

DDX

DDX

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so what would happen if you knew he wouldn't die? one of you would for sure die, but the decision is up to you.

 

Posted Apr 22, '09 at 11:56pm

Green12324

Green12324

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Hmm...so if it was a question of whos life you value more. I would probably save my friend, and just hope that it doesn't hurt too bad being eaten... Maybe my friend would come back and save me, lol.

 

Posted Apr 22, '09 at 11:58pm

paintballer222

paintballer222

532 posts

As a christian I would try to save my freind. Teh bible says to put others before yourself. And I would go to heaven if I died anyway.

 

Posted Apr 23, '09 at 12:05am

Kyouzou

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I hate to say it like this but it would depend on how much of a friend he is, if he's just a guy a met a year or two ago that i don't know all that well i'm ashamed to say that i would hope for the best and leave him there. If it was a person that i considered a brother/sister/love of my life etc. i would gladly sacrifice my self as a distraction so that  they would be able to get away. And since i know a bit of martial arts and most of my friends do to, i would hope that we would be able to take them out you'd be surprised what a strike to certain points of the human anatomy would do. And no i'm not referring to the private parts.

 

Posted Apr 23, '09 at 12:07am

Lord_Mist

Lord_Mist

563 posts

maybe my friend would come back and save me, lol

And u two will be eaten together..
Hmm. I would save my friend. I might distract them too! And.... If u have a gun at home.. Why dont u shoot them? I just give u an idea, lol

 

Posted Apr 23, '09 at 12:22am

DDX

DDX

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Interesting!

As a christian I would try to save my freind. Teh bible says to put others before yourself. And I would go to heaven if I died anyway.

well youre a **** good Christian, never expected something less than from an idealist.

I hate to say it like this but it would depend on how much of a friend he is, if he's just a guy a met a year or two ago that i don't know all that well i'm ashamed to say that i would hope for the best and leave him there. If it was a person that i considered a brother/sister/love of my life etc. i would gladly sacrifice my self as a distraction so that  they would be able to get away.

That is great, I agree, but I wrote that he was your "Bestest" that is 2 superlatives.

And u two will be eaten together..
Hmm. I would save my friend. I might distract them too! And.... If u have a gun at home.. Why dont u shoot them? I just give u an idea, lol

trying to get around the question... just answer it, it isn't a trick question. you don't have guns or anything. This question is just to see your ethics and morals there are no strings attached.