(Closed) Settle this argument between me and the DH

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Could you do it?
    Yes, I could let someone die if they deserved it. : (21 votes)
    32 %
    No, I coudn't. : (27 votes)
    42 %
    Other. : (0 votes)
    I don't know. : (5 votes)
    8 %
    This is a stupid what if question. Why get upset over it? : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Maybe : (6 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

    Not that it’s a huge deal at all, but they are just friends (or business partners, I guess). It isn’t his nephew.

    His reasoning for letting her die was that she was in the way of his “business” arguably. He didn’t really care about Jesse getting clean.

    But to answer your question, no, I wouldn’t let someone die in front of my face like that. But I’m not a murderer. Walt (the character in the show) however, is.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    heh.. I hope this hypothetical thread does not get heated.

     I believe two wrongs don’t make a right- but I don’t think you know what you’d do until you’re in that situation.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

    @BlueDolphin: Ah okay! I love love love love love love love that show By The Way

    Post # 7
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    3758 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    okay… so did this person that dying from choking on throw up actually do something to me?

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would have to side with your husband. He wouldn’t be killing the person who would have hypothetically killed your child he just wouldn’t save their life. I don’t think I would save the life of someone who took someone I loved away from me, if it was a child then I’d probably lose it if they weren’t in jail.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I answered maybe as I think it would depend on the situation. If it came right down to it I don’t think I could do it, at least not coldly–staring them in the face while they drowned or something. However, I don’t know, if I knew they were evil–a murderer, rapist, molester–and it was the choice between doing everything I could to save them or doing the least–like calling someone else, it would be a hard decision. But then if they did die, I know I’d feel incredibly guiltly so I don’t know. It’s a hard question, but I don’t necessarily think that people on either side are wrong or unfeeling or crazy.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If anybody touches my kids (or a family member), I will not have any problem letting them die. I might be little extreme but my kids *will* pass before anything and anybody else. I actually admire someone that would forgive them, save them or at least not let them die. I don’t think I have that strengh (and I have an extremely overgrown maternal instinct. My future kids will have a lot on their hands).

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    If they deserved it?  Depends on what they did to deserve it.  In your husband’s scenario?  Yes.  I’d be cold-hearted enough to do it.  BUT, I’m also a mother.

    I can say without a doubt that my Fiance would say “yes”, also.  I also know several other guys who would answer “yes” in a heartbeat.  

    There’s only certain types of people who can kill in cold-blood.  The majority of the human race can’t do it.  If they do, they feel remorse and regret later and/or they confess to someone about it.

     

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee

    It’s really hard to say but I kind of think I’m with your husband.  I would absolutely never actively do something to cause someone harm.  But if someone who killed someone I loved was about to fall off a cliff or something, I really don’t see myself trying to stop it from happening.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Well, if the person laying on the floor dying was a person that killed my daughter, I would most likely let them die… I know it probably isn’t the right thing to do but I get a little protective of my daughter. 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Technically you aren’t the person making the decision whether or not the person dies that way. They made the decision to do the drugs. They might not have made the decision to get addicted which is what made them do so many drugs in the first place, but they made the original decision to do drugs which is what led them to being so addicted which is what led them to dying the way they died. You did not make the decision to let them die that way, they did.

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    No one “deserves” to die….. very simple lol

    I could never.

    A perfect example of this is my mother and her step father (who molested and physically abused her practically her whole growing up life)

    After years of resentment and unforgiveness.. my mother let God heal her heart and ultimately came to a place to forgive him… When he had a heart attack this last year she was genuinely concerned and even went and saw him in the hospital.

    To believe that someone “deserves” it means that unforgiveness, resentment, and bitterness have taken hold.. all things that hurt the person holding on.. not the offender… and should be let go of.

    If someone was going to die I could never just stand by and watch/let it happen.

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