posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 07:30 AM
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Contrary to popular religious opinion I dont believe any child is born evil ("born in sin"). So rather than killing the kid I´d lead it to other
paths of education.
Yours is a variation of the basic philosophical question of "would you kill one to save millions", to which I do not have the answer because the
answer depends on many, many factors.
Of course you are quite correct in where I got analogy from, Skyfloating. I do not believe in the "kill one to save millions" option, and if you've
read any of My other threads on torture, or politics, or war, you will see that it is a reoccuring theme in them. While I am responding directly here
to Skyfloating's post, I am as well responding to everyone else's replies as well. I'm impressed with the answers as well as the varied styles of
wording in response to a unique question I have posed to ATS.
I do not believe in abortion nor murder, and certainly do not believe in Naziism nor war itself. Yes, I know My avatar is a celebrated warrior, and
the name I chose is from another celebrated warrior as well as some would say a tyrant and even that the Spartan's themselves were a template so to
speak of some of the most atrocious behaviors of tyrants in the past as well as present.
I've studied war My whole life only to come to the conclusion that you must fully understand war, to know how to keep the peace. Not in the sense of
who's army is bigger, who has the most missiles, nor who has the most tanks, but in knowing and understanding war itself you know how to avoid it all
costs through knowing how to defeat your enemies using their weapons against them.
I am not referring to using their blade to slit their throat, but it knowing how they think in order to make them lower it without incident.
I am not referring to knowing the make and model of their gun but in knowing how to communicate with them in order talk them into submission.
I am not referring to understanding how their tanks works in order to know how to drive it against them, but in knowing the tactics of it in order to
know how to block them without firing a single shot in order to make them surrender.
I am indeed impressed with the answers I've received so far in this new forum area, and look forward to even more as the day goes by.
[edit on 18-6-2008 by SpartanKingLeonidas]