Inspired by this thread, which I just don’t get. Not that I don’t get parents willing to sacrifice their life for their child (which, well, I comprehend the idea, but as I don’t have a child, I don’t comprehend the execution), but all the “Without a second’s thought” statements seriously disturbed me.
I’m curious if that’s true.
I’m not talking about a Sophie’s Choice between save your child or save a perfect stranger if both are drowning in the ocean…I’m talking about choosing to kill a stranger in order to save your child. I dunno, like a *24 * scenario in which you have to kill an innocent stranger or the terrorists kill your child. And no waffling…let’s assume that your child being released if you do the deed is a certainty, not a ruse, and you would never get caught.
Or maybe you know of a person who is the perfect match for your sick child’s kidney, and you have the “opportunity” to acquire said organ. And there’s a 100% guarantee that your child will live a normal, healthy life and you would never get caught.
The recent “would you take vengeance on someone who killed your child” thread had a lot of people horrified by the merest possibility of ending the life of someone who did unspeakable things to their child, and I’m curious if people would so easily, “without a second’s thought” murder a perfect stranger who did nothing wrong.