Question of the Week #26

Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would end hunger in the world?

QuestionYou know, there’s that old Vulcan saying, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.” Logic sort of dictates that I should be willing to trade one life to save the millions who are affected by hunger in the world. But I couldn’t just murder an innocent person in cold blood. Now, if it was a death row inmate? Well, that’s different. I probably wouldn’t have as much of an issue with pushing the button to activate the lethal injection if it meant ending world hunger. But that person has already been condemned by a jury of his or her peers.

Would you be able to pull the trigger?

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

3 thoughts on “Question of the Week #26

  1. Well, that escalated quickly. One week, you’re asking about killing a bug or butterfly, and the next, it’s killing a person…

    I would have to very prayerfully consider this situation. There are so many unknowns is this scenario. However, I think I could ultimately pull that trigger. Mostly because i so enjoyed my first time shooting a few weeks ago. And I was fairly good at it. But people probably don’t make that satisfying “ping” sound when the bullet strikes them.

    Wow, I sound like a gun-wielding freak…


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