why do we think killing is wrong?

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Avatar, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. SoLiDUS OMGWTFBBQ Registered Senior Member

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  3. prozak Banned Banned

    But is it slippery hamster love?!
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  5. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

    What kind of hamster?
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  7. prozak Banned Banned

    What kind of hamster?

    "A consenting one."

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  8. machaon Registered Senior Member

    A reply for AVATAR

    I stand corrected. And I guess we are both lucky to be standing at all.
  9. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

    A scientific perspective:
    Answer: We are social "animals". We help each other to survive. Social "animals" never kill each other because they know they are interdependent.

    An emotional perspective:
    Answer: We don't kill others because we know that to lose someone that we love hurts a lot.
    Also, I don't think everyone has courage to kill. I don't think everyone is able to do such thing.

    A Spiritual perspective:
    Answer: It is against the rule of Love and the Golden Rule of "do not do to others what you don't want to be done to you".
  10. Slacker47 Paint it Black Registered Senior Member

    Its wrong to kill other people, not to kill other animals... unless its sport. Im open to killing people as long as there is a greater good. If you can rationalize your actions to an acceptable degree, then kill someone. Otherwise, just chill.
  11. Illuminatus Registered Member

    I'll second that.
    People and animals....

    People are much much worse than animals, yet they multiply in vast numbers, consume resources and destroy everything on their way simply to survive and multiply once again. Just like pests...

    The whole population was bred for a single purpose.

    You will be conumed like you consume the animals.

    The big feast is coming. You just eat mate and wait.
  12. Clockwood You Forgot Poland Registered Senior Member

    We fear our own death so we form sort of a pact not to do so and to punish those who do. Thus you protect yourself.
  13. zagen Philophanian Registered Senior Member

    I would think the answer would be obvious too O, but i guess it's not for some people.

    Maybe the people who know it already just want to see how long this will go on? or just feel too embarrassed to say anything since no one has caught it yet.

    But the most basic and simplest answer is the golden rule. Dont do something to others you dont want done to you. Everyone is supposed to learn this very early as a little kid. Emotions about losing someone shouldnt make you not want to kill, but because it's just plain obvious when you think about it.

    It's like John Locke's state of nature. Reason tells you the golden rule. But of course there are some who dont listen to reason, and do things because they really want to, or they think they can get away with it, or something like that. Most likely because they havent learned to be reasonable very well. Which seems to be the case almost everywhere in modern society.

    On the idea mentioned before, that nature gives us consciousness. That's a very interesting thought. Since humans or our lower species were becoming so smart and learning how to use tools and make fire and all, it would be just natural that we would develop consciousness to understand what we are doing, and reason, and make morals for ourselves.

    Hopefully in that idea, once we get to some stage we will develop some higher level of consciousness to understand what we're doing and realize we're destroying our places to live and all that good stuff. Just hope it doesnt come too late.
  14. antichrist=peace Registered Member

    Not all killing is wrong!

    In the Shremad Bhagwad Gita, Vishnu's ninth Avatar Krishna says,

    "If by killing one man you can save an entire family that killing is a righteos act. If by killing one family you save an entire village that killing is a righteous act. If by killing one village you can save an entire nation then that killing is a righteous act. And finally if by killing an entire nation you can save the entire world that killing is entirely righteous and good."

    Killing for selfish and evil purposes is inherently bad. The killings that we witness daily in this society are predominately done with evil intentions. So no, killing is not always bad but the majority of killings are.
  15. spookz Banned Banned


    if it is that bad use a gun

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