Would You?

Life And Death

At many times my mind wanders into some vast realms. I have questioned mankind and what we are capable of and what we would do in certain circumstances.

My idea here is to run a series of polls. I would appreciate honest answers. You will be completely anonymous as to your answers, unless you give them away in the comments.

Upcoming will be a separate hub explaining why I am doing this, the outcomes, and my position.

I, at this time, will not vote in any of these polls.

As you can see from the title of this chapter, this will be about life and death. Some questions will be quite graphic along with some of the pictures.

Your Child

You have a four year old child. As you stroll through the mall, a man grabs your child and holds a gun to them.

You have a loaded gun on your person. You draw and aim; you have a perfect head shot to the perpetrator:

Do You Shoot?

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Next Door Neighbor

Your next door neighbor, a widow, works at the local bank. She is just 3 weeks from retiring. You are in the bank waiting in line when a hold-up happens.

The widow, who is a diabetic, goes into a diabetic fit. One of the gunman says that you can take her place as a hostage and she can leave; or you can leave:

Do You Help Your Neighbor?

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Grocery Store

You are just finished shopping at your local grocer. On your way to your vehicle, one of the stock-boys is crossing and there is a vehicle careening out of control right at him.

You have the capability of saving this person you don't even know but you will more-than-likely get struck by the vehicle yourself:

Do You Save The Boy?

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The Mean Guy

Every town has one or two. Those people you just can't stand. They may be your local banker, the judge, or anyone else.

You have a concession stand at the local fair and this person is there arguing with you about the prices you are charging. You just wish the old S.O.B. would just go away when all of a sudden there is a ruckus. A off-duty policeman yells at another man to halt; that man grabs the guy that was just arguing with you and puts a gun to his head.

You have a loaded pistol under the counter, but if you draw it, there is the chance you will be shot:

Do You Draw And Help The Individual You Just Can't Stand?

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Last Poll

We all have one.

The person we wish was dead.

The person we wish was in hell.

But Do You Really Wish That?

Think about that person for a moment. Think about them some more.


and some more:

You are with the Creator of the universe and he asks you if you want that person in a fiery furnace that is heated to 4000 degrees at all times. This would be for eternity, but in doing so you must listen to that person's screams for mercy for eternity:

Would You?

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A Study

I just would like to know how you would be. Please be honest, no one will know how you voted.

Keep checking back. I will post the follow-up hub link on this hub after I get some answers.

I will also explain how I would vote and why.

Is there a right and wrong answer? You will have to judge that for yourself.

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2009 Greg Boudonck

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Iðunn 7 years ago

fascinating. I voted.

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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

My Prayers always...:O) Hugs

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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

I have pondered such things, as what I would do. I am going to follow the voting also.

Keep on Hubbing!


Millissa 7 years ago

I voted and I was shocked to find that I was unsure on most of them! It's amazing to find how cowardly I can be! When any thing in life is easy I find myself in a sea of calm but when decissions become difficult I loose myself and what I stand for! Crazy, huh? I don't think I'm the only one in this position! Leaving psycho status and coming back a diva!

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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I voted and I can breathe well with my choices!

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1kmjs 7 years ago from Iowa

wow..good fun. I voted yes to all without hesitation. Very different hub. The last one took me an additional second or two, but I would enjoy hearing the squeels of my hell dweller, it would be a relaxing corona beach moment I would love to savor for eternity.

barbe 7 years ago

I felt pretty good about my answers. The last question sent chills all over me. I would never ever want any one to go to hell. And to be honest there isnt one person I would wish to be dead. People that are mean and unloving deserve a chance to get to know the love of God, and they will only know this by our being kind to them. To hear anyone in hell yelling and screaming for help would be the worst thing.

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Fishin' Cricket 7 years ago from The Ozarks Hills and Hollers of MIssouri

Your questions bring about many thoughts.. They bring my mind to stirring up many straw men and tangent questions, but I will leave them be and simply say that my answer to every one would most likely be to the effect of "of course I would help, the circumstances don't matter, I wouldn't hesitate".. Indecision is a decision in and of itself, and it's usually the most costly one.

Peace Greg, hope your thoughts turn brighter and your feet fall lighter very soon, we are all pulling for you. And you knoooooow this, maaan. ;)

Quizzle 7 years ago

I feel that this is not so much about feeling good with your choices as what you would actualls do. I made one vote, or two, that I am not proud of, but in a real scenario, it would probably be what happened.

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meetbrandon 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wow, this one was really interesting! Thanks for posting this hub! I am interested in seeing your study results!

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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I would be interested to know why some folks vote on a few of the questions but not all.

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\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

very interesting questions

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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

I agree Candie--unless they think there is just 1 or 2 polls.

My take will be up-coming in the next few days--would like to see more voting first.

you know who, greg.  7 years ago

one of the most interesting hubs I've ever read. Thanks for this.

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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Darn it--I have made a couple of calls and No--I cannot figure out who You know who is??

I'm sure I will figure it out sooner or later.

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trooper22 7 years ago from Chicago

Got my "I Voted" button :)

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Ashley Joy 7 years ago

Interesting poll! I voted and look forward to seeing the results.

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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

I voted. Very interesting scenarios.

Isse 7 years ago

Voted yes for saving my kids. On the rest.. I doubt I would in real life.. you kinda dream you will but I pretty sure I wouldn't risk my life for a stranger. Kids on the other hand are your flesh and blood. Worth dieing for.

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stephanie mclain 7 years ago from Texas

I had to think long and hard on some of these. I would have liked to hit the yes button and play the hero, but in a real life scenario it makes you stop and wonder if you know yourself as well as you thought you did.

Thanks for this hub. I will be looking forward to the follow up.


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puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

Interesting hub. I will check back for the results.

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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

This has been a very hot hub--It just amazes me at times what type of hub will take off.

Thank you all for voting and reading.

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Froggy213 6 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

I have not read this hub in awhile.

The numbers are interesting. Many mixed views.

Thank you for voting!

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denise mohan 6 years ago from California

Haven't chatted in years...You have changed your style. Love it just the same.:) Sure I voted

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Froggy213 6 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Hi Denise--do we know each other? Seems your name is familiar.


jailerjim 6 years ago

#1 No hesitation, I would drop him in a second. #2 what kind of man would I be if I didn't take her spot. #3 I would like to thank I would. But I think there would be hesitation and then I would be questioning myself. #4 I would never wish Hell on anyone. But if I could make them dream they were in hell a couple of times ..........that I could live with.

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Froggy213 6 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thanks Jim--good answers sir

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Ranzi 5 years ago from All Over

Great hub! For the last question, I answered no to have my enemy burn in hell. As my weakness is I’m too forgiving.

But then I had another question I asked my self, which I will ask you and others.

Imagine this, your brother/sister/daughter get abducted by a psycho serial killer. They are assaulted, tortured and raped for days, until finally the killer decides to have them gone, buried in the middle of nowhere. Would you have this person burn in hell or freed?

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Froggy213 5 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

I would probably burn him

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ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

I voted yes on all but the last one. I only hope I would be making the right desision on the first and have the courage for the others. As to the last, First off It is God's place to judge men, not mine. Secondly I do not believe in a literal hell. Burning in agony for eternity is not what the God I worship would ever do.

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