Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Why?, Sep 21, 2007.
OK, I give up. What am I not saying that you want to hear? :shrug:
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By telling them not to kill ants for fun because it serves no purpose you actually are giving them a moral lesson that says it is not morally sound to kill animals for fun. Do you agree ?
No. That's the only answer this question needs.
I come from a hunting family. Hunting and bringing down the animal (killing it) is fun for them. If it was a chore, they wouldn't travel as far and as often to do it.
What question ? OP or mine ?
its not the only answer this question needs if others say yes now is it?
lol please answer the question..
what? They are killing the animal for fun. Fun with a purpose. I said my kids have to be killing ants for a purpose for me to be ok with it.
I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME!!!!!!!!!!!!:runaway:
You said you would tell your kids to stop killing them if they were doing it in the driveway.
I asked why.
You said because it serves no purpose.
Then I said that by telling them to stop because killing them for no purpose you were actually giving them a moral lesson that says that it's not morally sound to kill animals for fun.
Now you say you consider fun to be an acceptable purpose.
I am confused.
the truth...all those dead innocent animals...that have been slaughtered.
welcome to my world :yay: population: 2
You were seriously contradicting yourself though. Please read back.
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yes she truly does. Not much logic there.
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You can kill an animal for fun, BUT it has to have a purpose. If my kids were killing an animal, just for the heck of it, I would tell them to stop.
(but I'm not gonna get too upset over an ant)
give an example of a purpose? and if you found pleasure in doing it wouldnt you then just try to come up with some purpose? Why not just eliminate the fun part of the lesson?
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So as fun is secondary to purpose here we finally seem to agree somewhat.
Now my question is: why would you tell them to stop ?
they either have to be protecting something (the lawn, the trashcan, their sister) or they plan on eating it.
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Because if they were killing it to just be killing it, there is no purpose. I don't care how happy it made them. If they kill it in the driveway for pleasure, they are eating an ant sandwich for lunch.
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