To Save You Own Life how far would you Go? Kill someone?

United States
March 2, 2009 10:03am CST
I was watching a movie the other night and this guy in order to save his own life he had to kick another guy off of his leg. The reason why he had to do this was in order to save his own life. And that got me thinking how far would an individual go in saving themselves? I mean technically if you kicked this person off your leg it's murder. But technically if you don't do it you die as well. So how can this stay morally? And in God's eyes would this be murder or should you just let go and kill both you and him? And would it be ok to kick him off because it would save yourself? I was wondering what's everybodies views on this topic are. Would it be ok to kill someone in order to save your own life or would it be more important not to save you either and hwo do you make a decision like that? Is there a right or a wrong?
2 responses
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
2 Mar 09
Religiously, I can't answer. I'm not a religious person. I can only answer for my own opinions. If the person had attacked me, I believe I could kill without feeling any remorse. I might be very sick afterwards, because it would be messy. But not any kind of "Oh, I shouldn't have done that." He attacked me, I'm just defending myself. As far as hanging off the bridge part. It would depend on the person hanging below me. Is he a crook? Not a problem. Is it a mother? Problem. My daughter? Huge problem. The crook I could kick off. The mother or my daughter, I would try to hang on and yell at them to start climbing, and to move it!! I'd rather fall off with them than survive. I couldn't live with that. There's a point where it's not worth surviving, if the cost is that high.
• United States
13 Mar 09
I could honestly see the problem with that. A total stranger? you may kick off as well. But if my mom was holding on to me I know what she would do. Because she wouldn't want me to die she would let go. I think it would be hard to live after that but I would because of the sacrifice that she would do for me.
@patms1 (522)
• United States
2 Mar 09
Yes, If someone was murdering me I would have no problem defending myself. Would you really allow some one to kill you if there was a way to defend yourself?
• United States
13 Mar 09
Well I'm not saying they would have killed you.. It's just saying that if you didn't have any choice to kill that person off of you.. If you would be able to do it or what you personally would do. I mean do you think logically or morally?