The ethics of killing the dead

Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 11:42 am
Murder is murder,
whether done to a person fated to die or not....
whether done two seconds before expected death or two days before expected death.....

if i kill a person who is terminally ill, then people will say i have murdered him...

why is this case different from the one above??
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 11:59 am
joefromchicago wrote:
Suppose, instead, that Harry's mother was throwing glasses out the window. Harry grabs a glass out of her hand just as she is about to toss it, and throws it out of the window himself. Harry's mother is displeased because Harry broke a perfectly good glass. Is Harry's mother justified in her displeasure?

Your analogy breaks down on the very simple fact that people are not glasses.

Any murder is simply hastening an inevitable result. But it's still murder.
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Reply Sun 6 Sep, 2015 10:03 am
Yes. He was wrong and commited murder.

People have survived seemingly impossible falls, like skydivers more than once. One such incident below,

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