hybrid theorist wrote:Mad_Capsule wrote:My opinion just happens to be I think killing people is wrong and sugarcoating the situations is just as bad, I didn't realise it was such an unpopular one
and if everyone thought that way, the world would be fine.
I'm not trying to put words in your mouth, but it sounds like you're saying we shouldn't have fought a war against Nazi Germany?
Or just not bombed German civilians? which is a line of logic that doesn't really work, because most of the soldiers killed were conscripts, who were essentially civilians as well, so we couldn't have shot at soldiers in the trenches, or bomber crews, or whatever. Essentially down to the level of not fighting at all.
Well you are putting words into my mouth because that's not what I said. I just don't think there is a situation where killing another human being is right, that is black and white to me. The grey area only occurs when people say 'yeah killing is bad UNLESS *insert situation*' because everyone has a different view on what that situation is and how far it has to go before it's considered 'right' to murder someone. I know you're doing the whole 'but look at the big picture' angle but I think it's possible to avoid these situations with a little less of the power hungry attitude that is looked upon so highly in this society. And whilst looking at the big picture you're missing the point. I don't think it is ever right to kill another person. It's like what Houston says, as the number of deaths increase the humanity of the situation is removed and it just becomes a number.