posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 07:25 PM
Originally posted by Skyfloating
The reason is, that I dont actually believe in death. I also believe that the murder is to the deteriment of the person murdering me, not to my
I agree with you somewhat about death being illusory. I'll try to explain. Firstly, I don't believe that our consciousness survives death.
Therefore, since everything we experience is relative to our ability to perceive it, once the brain dies we won't be able to realize it's shut down.
So life will just slow down into a never ending dream state (compressed into a single instant) to the dead because it's impossible to experience past
the point of death but it's also impossible to know you're dead. It's hard to explain my belief, but hopefully I got it across.
Anyway, on to the people who survive the dead person. Surely death is real, because we move on and the dead do not, right? Well, no. The dead continue
living, but they are simply rearranged and live on in different forms. It is impossible to destroy someone so completely that their component parts do
not continue in the life cycle.
So, in conclusion, it is impossible to kill someone and it is impossible to die.
Originally posted by Seeker Mom
I'd like to say that I would never harm another human being, but the truth is I would be lying. If someone seriously threatened my children, husband,
and home I would do whatever was necessary to protect them in that moment and would worry about the more ethical issues once the danger had passed.
Lying, cheating, and stealing are another matter. I'd never do any of the above out of sheer greed. But if survival in general were at stake I'm
afraid I would probably do whatever it took to protect my family.
I find it really odd that you've got fewer reservations about physically harming a fellow person than you do about lying, cheating or stealing.
Personally, I think lying, cheating and stealing are naturally occurring human virtues, especially in today's society. Without lying, for example,
it's virtually impossible for a person to obtain a mate. Cheating is a prerequisite for societal success, as anyone who has gotten ahead in a
competitive business or political environment can attest to. And what is business, if not legal, organized thievery?
Originally posted by LLoyd45
I've never understood why some people surrender without a fight.. You hear about it all the time in robberies. When you're told to kneel on the
ground with your back to your assailant, you're more than likely going to die executioner style. Why not fight back? Dying like a lamb on
slaughtering day is not an option for me.
In my opinion, it's usually a smarter idea to surrender in a situation like that. Most robbers don't want to kill you. They just want to take your
money and get away without getting in any trouble. Killing you just makes a big mess and potentially puts them in a LOT more trouble if they get
caught. That's why it's advisable to be cooperative and non-threatening if you get mugged or something. And unless you are armed (or maybe a martial
artist) and are in a favorable situation (not too outnumbered, for example), trying to fight will probably just increase your odds of getting killed
or seriously harmed.