Should we care about the life of an ant?

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Why?, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. draqon Banned Banned

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    What person could only be helped by stepping on mushrooms !? :bugeye:
    What mental illness would require that !!!?
     
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  3. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly my point... what are you trying to say ?
     
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  5. draqon Banned Banned

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    quoting your words.

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  7. maxg Registered Senior Member

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    I'll refer you to my 1st post in this thread--my opinion hasn't changed: "As for the morality of eating human flesh, I'd say that there's nothing immoral about it but most people find the practice distasteful." Avoid the brains though.
     
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  8. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Ok... :shrug:
     
  9. Dunn11x Jesus Christ is The Messiah! Registered Senior Member

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    I couldn't disagree more, that's horrible...
     
  10. maxg Registered Senior Member

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    Perhaps but is it immoral? Do you owe a moral obligation to a corpse?
     
  11. Dunn11x Jesus Christ is The Messiah! Registered Senior Member

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    No, once a person is dead the body is useless. I am a Christian however and to cannibalize is a sin.
     
  12. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    Depends.
    Ants can be destructive, and their presence in a home can be construed as likewise destructive. Thus, killing and harming them in that context can be considered a form of pre-emptive self-defence, and is therefore justified ethically.

    Random, wanton slaughter and genocide of a colony of ants in the wild?
    It's ethically unsound and potentially disasterous to its ecosystem.
     
  13. maxg Registered Senior Member

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    I guess you're not a Catholic since as far as I know eating the flesh of Jesus is still a part of the mass. But that aside, I'm not sure what prohibits any Christian from eating human flesh. There's a prohibition against it in Leviticus but there's a prohibition aginst eating shellfish too and the latter doesn't seem to matter.
     
  14. Wisdom_Seeker Speaker of my truth Valued Senior Member

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    ants are an excellent source of protein
     
  15. peta9 Registered Senior Member

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    poor ant. it goes to show larger doesn't mean smarter just look at the contents of this thread. Some idiots enjoying squashing ants and coming up with all kinds of inane justifications.
     
  16. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Such is the state of humanity, sadly.. but not surprisingly.
     
  17. Dunn11x Jesus Christ is The Messiah! Registered Senior Member

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    No, I'm not Catholic nor do I claim my self to any one form that segregates Christianity; I am a Christian.

    The breaking of the bread was a symbol of his body that was to be given for us. Jesus asked them to do this in remembrance of him. “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, Jesus took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you”.

    Cannibalism is expressed in the Bible as a punishment from God- Deuteronomy 28:53-57, Jeremiah 19:9, Ezek 5:10.
     
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  19. superluminal I am MalcomR Valued Senior Member

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    Why? Just because it's made of organic compounds? What if I make a tiny robot made of aluminum that mimics the behavior of an ant?

    What about LIFE do you respect? Its molecules? Its consciousness? What about bacteria (as someone else pointed out)? Or fungi? Or grass? Or plankton?

    The OP asks if we care about the life of an ant. Do you care about the life of an ant? Or any of the things I mentioned above?
     
  20. Dunn11x Jesus Christ is The Messiah! Registered Senior Member

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    It is my belief that the eating of the bread and the drinking of the wine is to be a symbol for accepting his sacrifice as well as to remember what he did for us.
     
  21. superluminal I am MalcomR Valued Senior Member

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    It is my belief that the crushing of the ants and the smashing of the slugs is to be a symbol for how damn good it is not to be an ant or a slug.
     
  22. Dunn11x Jesus Christ is The Messiah! Registered Senior Member

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    We should respect the life that God created because it is Gods creation, which was made for us. And to destroy it would be like receiving a Gift and destroying it.
     
  23. superluminal I am MalcomR Valued Senior Member

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    Unfortunately for you, there is no god so your entire worldview is just a dipsy-doodle fantasy.

    Plus, I've recieved a number of gifts I later destroyed. It was fun.
     

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