(Closed) Spinoff: If you had the choice

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Who would you save?

    Your beloved cat/dog/other furbaby

    Friend's infant

  • Post # 167
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    What if the baby turned out to be someone like Hitler?  Godwin’s law.

     

    Seriously, the baby always.

    Post # 168
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    @peachacid:  Um no actually it meant “I was asking her specifically because I am interested in her view on a particular point.” What you were talking about did not apply to what I was asking.

    Post # 169
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    Buzzing bee

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    @KatyElle:  That’s tough! I think a big part of it also in the original question is that I love one creature, but don’t love the other. That plays a huge role in why I’d save my stubby dog.

     

    I don’t know how to answer your question! If it was an option I’d just make a huge pancake stack of man/dog/baby, but i guess that’s impossible in the scenario!

     

    I also would hope that my SO in question would tell me to grab the dog and get the eff out to safety, instead of being held back by his giant dude body, putting everyone in danger.

    Post # 170
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    @Baimee:  Thank you for your response, I was honestly just curious 🙂 It’s a scenario hopefully none of us will never be in anyway right!

    Post # 171
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    Helper bee
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    @les105:  eh, when in Rome, ya know?  =P

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    @AB Bride:  What if the baby turned out to be someone like Hitler?

    Exactly. Then knowing that I saved a psychotic murderous a*hole instead of my sweet, loving, affectionate dog would weigh on my concious for the rest of my life, and I couldn’t handle that.

    Post # 172
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    #1 Why are people getting so stuck on the “issues” in the hypothetical situation? Yes, it will never be an actual situation that you are in, but that’s not the point of “would you rather” type questions. You can’t take both. And no one is going to save the other one. That’s a different situation that we’re not concerned with here!

    #2 I have always been rather um… “intrigued” by the belief of some people “Animals are no different than humans.” Really? Yes there are bad humans, but someday, it is going to be a *human* that cures cancer. (Or insert your least favorite disease.) What’s your dog do? Keep you company? Wow, that is a pretty selfish reason to save the dog over the potential cancer-solving infant. Humans have infinitely more potential to do good (or do evil.) I don’t understand how someone can be so naive as to think they are “no different” than animals.

    ETA #3 I think I sort of see where people are coming from who think since humans have potential to be evil (and animals dont) they would save the animal, BUT… I  think that overall, humans are good. Most people *try* to be good and do good, and if you believe otherwise…well, I am glad I do not have your perspective on the world. I don’t know how you get through each day!

    Post # 173
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @red_rose:  I wouldn’t say “no different”, but I would say “no better”. No species is inherently more important or deserving of life than another. We are ALL God’s creatures (if you believe in God, of course).

    Post # 174
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’d absolutely save my dogs over any child. That may make me a heartless bitch but in all honesty my dogs are MY babies and in the end I love them as much as a human and there isn’t a chance in hell that i’d leave them to burn just because an infant has a “longer life”. That is SUCH bullshit. With that logic, If there were TWO babies and one of them was disabled and had a life threatening illness cutting it’s life short…(you can only save one) is it better to save the baby that has a chance of a longer life?

    First off I’d never agree to watch my friends baby because I hate infants. We are being honest here so sorry if that offends all the mothers on here. I dislike almost all kids in general actually. In the event that I did end up with her spawn, I’d stop at nothing to save my dogs because despite them not being “human”, I love them more than I’ll ever love any child. Period.

     

     

    Post # 175
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

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    @mrs_brownie: 

    well, tbh nobody in their right mind would let me take care of their baby, because im oblivious as hell.

    I dont have kids, and for the love i have to my hipotetically unborn children, i wont have them, i would be a terrible mother.

    But if my friend choose an animal over my kid, of course i would be devastated and i would probably hate him/her, but at the end of the day it was his/her choice and there would be nothing i could do.

    For me my dog is my baby.

    I would OBVIOUSLY try to save both but that wasnt an option.

    im not a heartless bit*h, that’s just how i would act, even if i wanted to save the baby, my instinct would make me save my dog first.

    and thank GOD nothing like that is going to happen since my house is mostly a yard.

    Post # 177
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    Busy bee
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    @hisgoosiegirl:  I dont even know what to think.. “Insert snarky remark here”

    I love my pets to death and would be devisted if they were gone but Id be more devistated I let a baby burn to save my pets. Even a strangers..

    Post # 178
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    Bumble bee
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    @stargazer102706: If we’re going to drag God into this, let’s remember Genesis. God gave man dominion over all the creatures on earth. He literally put humans above all other living things. So I don’t think bringing God into it is going to help your argument. Besides, I’m pretty sure Jesus would save the baby. (Or maybe just use his godly powers to get rid of the fire entirely and render this entire discussion moot. That would be nice.)

    Post # 179
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would save the baby 🙁 but it would absolutely be one of the most saddest and horrible things to do. I’d never want to leave behind my Bonnie boo smelly poo :-((

    Post # 180
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    Busy bee
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    @bklynbridetobe:  +1

    some of you are just absolutely unbelievable. i am so disturbed.

    i am SO glad i would never have to worry about this because my friends are actually normal, humane, merciful, loving people.

    Post # 181
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    Busy bee
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    @stargazer102706:  really? if you want to be hypohetical here, what if the baby turned out to be mother theresa and your dog ended up attacking and killing someone? 

    and if you are really gonna drag God into this whole thing too, i’ll play along and say i’m pretty sure you wouldn’t be getting into heaven if you watched an innocent child burn alive and did nothing to save it.

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