Question of the day.

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    I got this from on of Mark's blogs but I don't know if this is one of his. http://www.iamanatheist.com/blog/2q/com … mment-1858

    Anyways, the question of the day is, would you slap a baby to save a kitten?

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      sunny5555posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      no, I could never do that, there are other things people can do so the baby and the kitten do not get hurt.

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        For sake of introspect, you cannot choose something else. 

        Would you slap a baby to save a kitten?

  2. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    I've spanked a babe who was dressed up as a kitten...

    but that was just role playing by two consenting adults in Vegas

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      sunny5555posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No I would never do that ,but both would be saved

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Can you explain how "both would be saved?"  If you don't slap the baby the kitten dies.

        1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
          schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          perhaps he meant he's turn them into baptist and save them Lol

    2. David 470 profile image84
      David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LMAO

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    DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago

    nope. I would not.

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    DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago

    OK, just read it. I stand by my first answer, I would not slap a baby, for a kitten.

    and I really really love Q2. I have tried over and over to explain the concept of that to others, and its like hitting my head against a wall. Next time such a conversation ensues, I will point them in the direction of that blog, as it is presented much more clearly then I ever could present it.

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      sunny5555posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      kittens are not weak animals, and you are talking about a baby, you really think kittens would not get away or the baby would simply let go.

  5. LindaJM profile image73
    LindaJMposted 7 years ago

    I guess I don't understand why the kitten would die if you didn't slap the baby. I'm sure there are other options.

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If I understand correctly, its a theoretical question to test your own values and morals and the consistency of them. Did you follow the link?

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The purpose of the question is to help you think evaluate yourself and whether or not your beliefs are a contradiction.

      So, while I know it seems like an absurd question.  Pretend for a moment that it is a real scenario. 

      I don't know what it is other than you have a choice, you cannot choose something else, you have to pick yes or no.

      You can examine how you would go about it, rationalize the cost and come to a conclusion based on what you tell yourself, you do value.

      For instance, you might say you value all life, all life is worthy of saving.  If you believe this moral obligation (one you chose for yourself) does letting the kitten die because you don't want to slap the baby, contradict your stand on, all life is worthy of saving?

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        sunny5555posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes all life is worth saving, to slap a child on the hand does not mean one has to braek it, bruise it or even hurt it.

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          sandra rinckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you, that was what I was looking for.  Not the answer itself but I wanted to know how you would rationalize or justify slapping a baby to save a kitten. 

          Now, let's take it a step further.  (will be back later because I have to go work)

          How would you feel if someone you didn't know, slapped your baby to save a kitten?

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            sunny5555posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I would feel that maybe they need to go pray, maybe they need some kind of help. I would never think oh thank you for slapping a child that is not there own.

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              sandra rinckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              But you would do it to someone else.

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            DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            hmmm tough one. I would, of course, instantly be furious. BUT I would need to calm down and find out why they did this. If my baby was unharmed, I would still be angry most likely, but also try my best to understand the other person. Luckily, no one has ever slapped my babies. Unfortunately, I don't see things as black and white so I have a little trouble with this line of reasoning. I kinda have a feeling of where this might end up...

            1. Druid Dude profile image60
              Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Slap is a little too relative a term.

          3. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
            schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            depends where they slapped my baby. on the hand is ok if it's not too hard

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    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Would you slap a baby to save a kitten?

    Then, it's carried out- Would you slap someone else's child to save a kitten?

    Then, what would I do about someone slapping my child to save a kitten?

    Question #1) To protect life and little consequence to the child, then the answer is Yes.

    Question #2) To protect life and again, little consequence to the child, then the answer is Yes.

    Question #3) Ask the person why they did it? Answer: To protect life of the kitten. Then little consequence to the child and saved life of kitten- so Yes.

    Question #3)(taken to extreme- hurt child enough to possibly threaten child's existence to save kitten? - not on your life)

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      Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      GOOD MAN CAG! Still too relative. Slap, on the hand? Y. slap on the behind, Y. slap on the face? N. slap across the head? N. Just to be clear here. PALM or BACKHAND, 1st  Y, 2nd N

  7. Stimp profile image72
    Stimpposted 7 years ago

    Okay...the answer....give the baby a pre-emptive swat just because he/she is thinking of killing the kitten.  Problem solved....no slapping, no kitten killing.

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ROTF! Let me just go ahead and take care of that right now, get the  "I slapped a baby" voucher and exchange for future kitten threats.

      lol

    2. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Glad you know what kids are thinking.

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    I say the kitten would not be saved...

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    Agree Kitten is toast, so slap nothing and chow on Pumpkin Pie!
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4027480_f248.jpg

  10. Susan Ng profile image90
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I would slap a baby if it was the only way to save a kitten's life. Then depending on how old the child is, I would explain to him/her the consequences of what he/she was about to do to the kitten. I would also appreciate it others did the same thing to my children (or nephews and nieces since I don't have any children) in the situation because I believe that consistency is important in child discipline. If I didn't allow something and others allowed it, it would create a subconscious confusion within the child. That being said, I would also slap another person's baby to save a kitten's life.

    But I would definitely not kill a baby to save a kitten's life. yikes

 
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