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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.

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DDX
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lol, I had no idea Hitler was a vegetarian or the FDR and Churchill had such well shady backgrounds lol it amazing how the best looking(figuratively) of the three turned out to be the worst, there somethings that the man did that would make the devil sick to his stomach.


Yea, I know right? Because of the fact that we were not given the information that it was Hitler, we were just like the people of Germany when they elected a new kaiser/dictator.
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of course you would, because during that time of economic turmoil from the result of the first world war, you'd have no where to go. If a man like Hitler came in that time period people would have definitely voted for him, plus he wasn't openly antisemitic.


If I knew how he will rule, I wouldn't
DDX
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Okay good work, New question today. The "Good Samaritan" question... with a twist.

Your worst enemy, someone you despise for good reasons, has crashed and you're the first person there. Do you still help, do you put the past behind you and be the good person? Or do you look the other way?
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I'm gonna make up those good reasons myself. As usual I'll stick with the cost-reward mechanism so...

When I see the crash stress levels increase. Do I help or not can I justify not helping against the benefits of helping. He is my enemy id I don;t help no one would be surprised that new me and I could get rid off him. Or saving his life could be a turning point and I could be praised for helping someone even though I hate them. But the risk of the act of helping could be high the petrol might be leaking I could be hurt. No I wouldn't help the dangers are too high and no one important to me would blame for not helping.

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I would try to help the person. Even if I despise them for good reasons, meaning this is a bad person, maybe my act will change their attitude. Pixie makes a good point about the cost-reward, but I think duties that are thrust onto our shoulders at random just seem worse than they actually are. I think even though he's not my responsibility, I would feel responsible for anything that happened to him after I turned away.

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I have a feeling I'd help. My conscious would kick in and I would feel the need to help, no matter what they did to me.

DDX
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I love it guys, you're all really thinking.

Now, here what I think:

When I first posted this question I deliberated with my self to see if I would save him, and it really boiled down to his attitude afterward. I mean if he was ignorant of my dislike towards him, I would probably help him because he would appreciate it, buuut if he knew I hated him and he also disliked me back, I would most likely not help him because he would not appreciate my help. (thats what I think).

new question on friday.

peace out.

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buuut if he knew I hated him and he also disliked me back, I would most likely not help him because he would not appreciate my help


But isn;t there a possibility that he would be so over awed that you helped that he eeerrr... forgave you or wanted to make up (what ever happened between you two). So helping could well... help things.
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*yawn*

To the first question about the soldiers that eat you:
I would let my friend die, but do what I can to avenge his death later. I would pay all due respects to him, and visit his grave often.

About the A,B,C question: I would have gone with B, mostly because I don't like soldiers to be leaders. But this one has already been revealed for what it is, no?

About the abortion question: I would let her know that abortion is an option, and remind her to consider the child and how its life might be.
About the final question, I would help him/her. Assuming there is no risk to me. If there is a risk I would wait and see. Assuming that unless you help him he will die, I would help him/her always. But first I would call 911 anyway, in case I or (s)he are seriously injured.


Good moral questions. I spent a while on those.

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My worst enemy? Well, he's just a jerk but that's it. So yeah.. I'd help him. I wouldn't try to be buddy buddy with him later, and if he was really keen on thanking me or something I'd probably just avoid him.

That's the worst person I know personally though. If it was Osama Bin Laden or something? Well... put it this way - I wouldn't help, but I wouldn't turn a blind eye either...

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I gotta agree with Destor, sometime no punishment is the best punishment, but anyway if I knew that the car was going to blow up when I got close to him, let him rot my self preservation instinct kicks in there. As for the No punishment thing, what i mean is what if you hated this dude because he slept with your wife and ruined your marriage and then you saved his stupid ass from certain death think baout how much that would eat away at you. Anyway sorry about the ramble but yeah I might save him, I might not.

DDX
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Hm.. that is an interesting thing you brought up... Depending on what he did to make you hate him could decide the outcome of his life. I like that.

Kyouzou
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Lol what can i say paybacks a bitch...

Somecallmetim
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Hm.. that is an interesting thing you brought up... Depending on what he did to make you hate him could decide the outcome of his life. I like that.


I was actually thinking that in the beginning, but I reasoned with myself and came to my conclusion for myself that I would help him no matter what. I would just feel guilt even if he did something horrific to me.
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I would just feel guilt even if he did something horrific to me.


I would think it appropriate to quantify 'horrific'.

So.. you'd help him if he raped & killed your mother and then gouged out one of your eyes?
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