ANSWERS: 62
  • I could and I would, I would take my own life to save his.
  • Well... why are they about to die? Are they sick? Suffering? Would it be for the best? I would have to consider these options before making any decisions. But if I had to, I'd take my own life.
  • Of course, it would be hard but with time the pain would go away.
  • How could taking others life help save life of my loved one? If he/she is dying of disease, old age, accident, taking others life will not help. If that person has taken my loved one hostage, and is threatening to kill, that is entirely different issue.
  • Let me put it to you this way. A gun, is being held to their head. You have a choice. The person holding the gun can die, or the person you love will die. The reasons as to why the person would be doing this is unimportant. I asked you to imagine a situation which involved the person you loved more deeply than anything or anyone else, because the threatening of that person's life would most likely be more important to you than any other incentive I, or anyone else could possibly provide. The purpose of the question, is to make you ask yourself, if by some sick twist of fate or evil circumstances, the situation ever did arise, could you bring yourself to take the life of another human being? Even if the most important thing in your life was threatened by them? This was my question to my class in ethics/philosophy/morality. Having studied all those subjects for a number of years, my classmates found this question exceptionally hard to answer, because they both had to come up with their own answer to the question, and their justification for their answer, and the justification for taking another human life if that was in fact part of their answer to that question.
  • I don't think that I could. I believe that my loved ones will be in the arms of Jesus when they die; and, I trust in his care of them. I would be devastated to be here without them; and, I would mourn for them greatly. But, I wouldn't kill someone else to help them live. If our immediate lives were in danger from, say, an armed gunman and I could take him out; then, in that instance, I would do so. But, I don't think I would take the life of someone for, say, their liver or something like that.
  • Only if I could be the someone else.
  • No but I sure would go after the SOB that took my loved ones life. I would hunt them down.
  • Yes. (I am basing my answer on the gun scenario) Because if someone is pointing a gun at my loved one's head, then they have the potential to harm someone else if I were to let them live. I really believe I could do it, it might not be the right answer, but its my answer.
  • if i truly loved someone, i would have no problem taking a life to insure that loved one stays breathing. simple as that.
  • EXCELLENT question. Sadly I don't know. I suppose it would depend on the circumstances.
  • If they want to live... then yes.
  • If they were in danger? Someone was about to kill them? absolutly I would kill the person to defend the innocent.
  • Since this is purely theoretical question, here is a purely theoretical answer: yes, I would. I don't know if I would be able to do it in reality but I would try as hard as I could.
  • Okay, this is a hypothetical, and unlikely to ever come to pass. However, I don't need to think about it. I would kill one, two, fifty, hundred, thousand, billions of people to save my brother, the one I love more than anyone else in the world. I just don't care about those people, at all - especially if I could guarantee they'd all be stangers to me. I would do the same to save my own life - everyone except my brother is fair game if it saves me. Loyalty is more important to me than doing "the right thing". I'd personally kill everyone on the planet with my bare hands, including myself, to save my brother's life.
  • yes, i'm selfish.
  • I would give my own life if I could, but I would not take someone elses no.
  • Definitely. That's one of the only situations in which I would be able to take someone else's life.
  • No. In doing that I would be taking away a person who has someone who loves them them just as dearly as the one that I love.
  • you bet i would ;)
  • No. Why should I create grief and heartache for someone else for my own convenience? I view that as cruel. I'm thinking about my boyfriend right now and if he was about to die, I am sure that I would be there for him until his dying day and give him as much love as I can while he is alive. There is a time for everyone to die and if it is his time to die, then it is his time to die.
  • This is a question I've browsed a few times but never tried to answer until now as its a difficult one. After much thought, yes I would take that other person's life. I would not feel good about it as they've done nothing to me, however, I could more easily live with myself having killed a stranger than having killed (my refusal to kill the stranger being just as effective as if I pulled the trigger on my love myself) that person I most love. This is separate from the 'other person has a gun to their head scenario', in that case, yes, no problem for me whatsoever. By threatening my or my loved one's life you are violating a most basic human right (life) and I would feel completely justified in exercising another basic human right, that of self-defense (or in this case, defense of another).
  • I would, without hesitation, unless my beloved forbade me.
  • I dont think i could take someone elses but I would give my own life without question
  • wel if it could be just anyone i would break into prison and knife a pido/rapist or syco, no question about it.
  • In that situation, to save the life of the person I loved more than life itself, yes, I would kill someone else. I wouldn't like it, but that's what I'd do.
  • In a Heartbeat....it would not be the first time......decisions like this are made every single day in combat....it is not a big thing.....and the Weak will not inherit anything....they will be fed the Earth when the Strong have finished with it. Oh I am sorry! I left my Liberal Hat behind....
  • i would never knowingly take an innocent life but i would willing sacrifice my own to save the one i 'love more than anyone else in the world'. peace.
  • In the scenario of the gun, yes I would take that person's life. They have no right to hold a gun to anybody's head. I would take my own life to save my children's lives if it was any other scenario.
  • I would take a persons life if I knew I wouldn't get caught. But I would do anything to save the person I love the most.
  • Honestly, I probably would. I would do anything for the person I love and the thought of being without them when I could have done something is just unbearable.
  • If I knew the other person to be a pedophile, murderer, rapist or other person I consider a threat to society I might just do so but otherwise I would not.
  • I would take my life for his. I would kill someone else without hesitation, as long as they die quick and painlessly. If it's someone who's a pedophile or something then of course they will be killed. Unless my love wouldn't let me. His dying wish : (
  • i would take my life
  • No. I trust that the person I love the most in this world is a true christian and that his death isn't the end of his existence but the beginning of a new and better one.
  • Without stoping for a seconds thought!!
  • That really depends. A good innocent person would be safe but a violent criminal would not be.
  • no... i'd never be happy that way then.. and if i am not happy i won't be able to be happy with my loved one. if i'm not happy and he really loves me, he wouldn't be happy either... and tell me, what life is that?!
  • Yes I would. Even if it meant taking my own life. I would rather die for my love than bring someone else's life to and end... even if the person is considered bad or evil. I couldn't bring myself to leave my love feeling guilty that I'd taken someone's life (other than my own) to save her.
  • Only if that person wanted to keep living. I wouldn't want them to feel guilty about something I did on my own. Saving that person for your own ends is only self-satisfaction.
  • Certainly not. I will leave it to fate whether the one I love dearly survives or not. In any case I am not going harvesting other people's lives to save any number of dear ones.
  • No. And the one I love wouldn't want me to either.
  • No..imagine remembering all the things you forgot...this is one reason why I could never. Whatever is on the otherside is meant for the person and I would never want to be the hold back. There comes a time you should think of others and not yourself.
  • this question gave me pause so is a great one. i just could not do it. somethings are beyond my control and i accept that.
  • In a heartbeat. And, I have a list of people I would personally volunteer to be sacrificed.
  • I'd easily take the life of someone who ask depressing questions.
  • Yes. Especially if the person was an animal abuser it'd be too easy. But im guessing the other person isnt that important in this scenario? If one had to die, i'd rather it wasnt the love of my life, if you had the choice how could you possibly watch the love of your life be killed? I'd rather it was the other i didnt know. Sounds brutal, but i think most people would do the same in that situation. Or sacrifice themselves, but what help is that, because then the love of your life gets to be miserable? Good dilema though.. +4
  • In a heartbeat. Good question by the way.
  • Yes. I'd go to someone who wants to end a painful, terminal condition and offer to be the one to pull the plug.
  • A tough choice - most likely not...it would soil my hands too much and I doubt if I could live with the guilt.
  • The altruistic answer would be "of course not". The reality is that I have served in the military and would kill the enemy to defend you and your freedom to ask questions like this.
  • Yeah most likely I would.
  • LOL, without a doubt, I would have no problem with that.
  • Definitely. It would actually give me an excuse to kill someone that I've been wanting to kill for a while now.
  • Depends on who I had to kill.
  • For the person I love the most, I would do it.
  • Instantly
  • No because a piece of me would die and I would never be the same and I would never ever be able to be the person my husband has come to love again. He would never allow me to take on a burdon like that. I would rather he die rather than the individuals we are and have come to love change. Great question.
  • No I wouldn't take someone else's life to save the life of my loved one, but I would give MY life in a heartbeat.

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