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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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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:
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
The Follow-Up Hub
- Would I?
Not long ago I published a hub with several polls in it. There were some very difficult questions and I hope that "Would You?" made the wheels in all of your heads spin. My brain is always spinning in...
© 2009 Greg Boudonck