Do you save 200 Rapists, or 300 Murderers?
Imagine that two boats are sinking, and no one on board them knows how to swim. One ship is full of 200 rapists, the other 300 killers. You are the only one with the knowledge and tools to stop the sinking, and you only have time to save one craft. Which boat (if either) do you save? Why?
Neither of them ought to be saved. One isn't better or worse than the other. Both are deprave.
I probably would not save either of them. If I was forced to do so, I may pick the murderers. Most of the time, they will be forced to do jail time, but often rapists go unpunished. Let them sink!
If I could...I would actually save both, because drowning is a terrible fate, that I wouldn't wish on anyone...ANYONE! But since we, as a society, are so revenge centered, I can see how ones first reaction would be to just let them all die.
That would be playing judge, jury and executioner. And there could always be mitigating circumstances(like diminished capacity) in each case. Also, some of the convicted murderers/rapists could actually have been falsely convicted, and years from now could be exonerated through advanced forensic testing.
I fail to see how allowing ANYONE to die would not cause trauma in my own life, therefore, it would be an impossible choice to make.
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." - Dalai Lama
Very compassionate answer. I wish all humans were so benevolent.
Would you still save a killer if that person had murdered a family member of yours? And you were sure that it was them who had done it?
Yes, if the murderer was in custody. But, my initial reaction would be to want that person to suffer a slow painful death, preferably at my hands. Honestly, when the victim is a loved one...emotions are a lot higher, and reason can diminish.
Yes.. Things are different when they're personal. I think it takes an exceptionally strong person to forgive someone who killed a person they know.
I would save neither group, saving the manpower and resources for more productive uses in society.
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