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View Poll Results: The human race will be wiped out if you don't kill and eat the baby
Kill the Baby 6 8.00%
Accept Extinction 69 92.00%
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Old Feb 17, '12, 10:27 am
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The aliens leaders demand that we shoot the child in the head and eat its bodily-remains, otherwise they will wipe out the 7 billion inhabitants of the planet earth, putting an end to our miserable race.
They must be atheists. Dying is not a bad thing. I'll take the 7 bl martyr option, pls.
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Default Re: Hypothetical Dilemma: 7 Billion People will die if you don't shoot the baby in the head and eat its Bodily-Remains.

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Yea, just don't forget that one is supposed to cut a limb if it's going to save one's life.
Cutting your own limb off isn't an intrinsic evil. Killing a child is.
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Bodily-Remains with capital characters.
You are talking about Jesus and God did opposite of what people are voting here.
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Why wouldn't we entertain it?
Why would you?
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Old Feb 17, '12, 10:34 am
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Why would you?
Because we prefer knowledge and understanding to ignorance?
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Cutting your own limb off isn't an intrinsic evil. Killing a child is.
Veritatis Splendor defines cutting a limb with bad intentions as an intrinsically evil act.
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Old Feb 17, '12, 10:35 am
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How? Your weapons are as effective as pea shooters in comparison to their technology.
Cough on 'em.
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Old Feb 17, '12, 10:36 am
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They must be atheists. Dying is not a bad thing. I'll take the 7 bl martyr option, pls.
This, as long as we're playing such silly thought-games. I wonder what the early Church Fathers would think of questions like this...prolly just sigh and move on. I really don't mean any offense to the OP, but wouldn't our mental abilities be better used on questions that , you know, apply to what we live each day?
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Old Feb 17, '12, 10:39 am
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Bodily-Remains with capital characters.
You are talking about Jesus and God did opposite of what people are voting here.
Wow, it seems this proves that God's logic is different than human one.
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Spare the child. Who's to say these aliens wouldn't wipe us out anyway?

To cut off a limb to save a life (I'm thinking of the fellow who sawed off his own arm when caught beneath a boulder) is no sin. To cut off one's limb, or someone else's just for the heckofit -- that's wrong.
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The only morally acceptable choice is to not kill the innocent baby.

If it were an adult who had someone wronged the aliens, execution might be a justified response, but certainly NEVER cannibalism.

Humanity ultimately answers to God. So would the aliens. Their genocide of humanity would indeed create 7 billion martyrs.
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Bodily-Remains with capital characters.
You are talking about Jesus and God did opposite of what people are voting here.
There is an important distinction. Jesus laid down His life. It was not taken from Him.



He also gave us His Body to eat. As phrased in the Question, the child has no choice in the matter.
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Spare the child. Who's to say these aliens wouldn't wipe us out anyway?
What if, in the instance the baby was killed according to the choice provided, that the aliens looked at us and thought, "wow these sick creatures don't deserve to live" and we're exterminated for making that choice?

Whoever loves his life will lose it,sound familar OP? Trying to save yourself could very well be your undoing, while offering your own life up could save you. I don't love my life in this world enough to consume the life of another, let alone one of the most innocent and vulnerable among us. Given the choices, I'll roll the dice with the extermination choice.
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Instead of me trying to answer such an absurd question and "rationalize" my answer, why don't you rationalize why this was even put up for question? I'm actually shocked that people are entertaining this.
This is just one of those "How many angels can fit on the head of a pin?" type of questions. It's more or less a theological thought exercise.
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How? Your weapons are as effective as pea shooters in comparison to their technology.
Cough on 'em.
Or spray water on them
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