posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 10:14 PM
I don't believe we have the right to kill any creation unless it's in total self defense. That includes abortion, war, and the death penalty.
Nevertheless, the lines get blurry for me at certain points. For example, what about women who are raped? I believe the baby/fetus should have a
chance at life, but should the woman have the baby regardless? Should we really go to war and kill? Have all of our resources been used for peace?
Shouldn't we focus on building our country up, and fixing our problems at home? Shouldn't we be a beacon of peace to the world and only use war as
a very last ditch effort to protect our well being? What about the poor and oppressed? Do we have a responsibility to help our fellow man/woman, and
should that be a driving force instead of what we have now? Do we really have the right to put someone to death? Personally, I believe we have the
right to take them out of society, and lock them up for life to protect our people, but do we have the right to just take their life? As terrible as
some crimes are, and as much as it hurts the victims loved ones, does two wrongs make a right? Pursue the convicted, lock them up, make them earn
their keep, make them earn any special privileges, etc. Finally, what about bugs? Seriously. I have to even question this. If I find a spider in
my home, do I just kill it because it's in the way and bothers me, or do I catch it and put it outside? So confusing really, but if I'm going to
claim I believe in not killing unless totally necessary, I've got to ask myself all of those questions from top to bottom.