posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 01:33 AM
For those of you that havent read this book a loose plot would be that something untold happen in the US, and ended up basically sending the earth
into a downward spiral. No animals are alive, the humans roam around looking for other humans to eat, rape and force into slavery. Basically, the
beginning of the end of the world. The story focuses on a man and his young child trying to make it to the west coast. The man believes that there is
something there that will save him and the boy (its not mentioned in the book too much, just vaguely). Oh, he has a revolver, it only has 2 shots in
the pistol also.
So my question is...
Would would be the morally right thing to do??
Kill your son, to save him from the unseen horrors (cannibals, rapists, slave traders, you name it), not knowing if salvation, or damnation is around
the next turn?
Or let the boy live, possibly getting yourself killed to defend your son, and having him be prey to the "bad guys" as the book put it?
I have been done with the book for awhile, and Im stuck on this one thing.