What sounds like to Me is obviously different to what sounds like to you. I hear (see) words and search for the truth of the matter BEFORE I make assumptions.Sir-Sister-of-Suck wrote: ↑Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:36 amI thought terrorist because that's what it sounds like what you have in mind when you say 'a man with a bomb' trying to blow up others.ken wrote: ↑Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:45 amWas an actual 'terrorist', in the general usage of the word, used in the example? The person holding the bomb could after all be trying to kill many human beings who had killed the innocent child of the one holding the bomb.Sir-Sister-of-Suck wrote: ↑Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:15 amI don't think the example using a terrorist is a very good one or very particularly provoking. Obviously I would rather kill the man with the bomb to save the many.
Usually, these sorts of ethical questions involve killing someone who is innocent to save others.
As I said earlier until ALL of the different variables and/or scenarios are fully explained, then how would any person know exactly what they would do?
Also, if a 'terrorist' is defined as killing many others, as it is defined in the opening post, then that would mean the "defense" forces of countries that have killed many others ARE terrorists.
I was just showing how there could be other reasons WHY a human being is holding a bomb and wanting to kill many others, which of course would then alter your decision about what to do. Not all things are, how they appear to be on first glance.
I never used self-defense in relation to the example. I was just adding another perspective onto this matter.
Can you not see the practical possibility of one person wanting to kill the many, who killed the innocent child of that one person? Surely you can see that as a practical possibility?
What about if a group of human beings killed your very young absolutely innocent child, could there be a practical possibilty that you might want to kill those human beings with a bomb? If so, then you might have some empathy for the person in the same situation who is labelled "bomber", and then you might not be so hasty in your decision to kill the "bomber".
ALL information is needed before you can make a truly informed, thus right, decision.