Hey everyone, I would just like to know whether this is acceptable or not
So I was reading some horror comics with friends earlier today, and I came across one where the father had to kill his son, as the son was about to kill a whole city and wreck evil onto the world. When the evil son died, we were all relieved, but I felt a tad bit bad because some how I related this to “abortion after birth” or murder (since the one stopping the son is the father, the sister was just terrified haha), even though jts the typical movie scenario and the child is already an adult, and it got me thinking. I know this isnt abortion, which is not acceptable at all, and about the “what if you had baby hitler” scenario. But in the cases where the child is syill a baby its still wrong because the child never did anything wrong yet. But lets say, your child is all grown up already, and their about to kill a large part of your population, but you gave them a loving child hood. Like, you tried your best to give your child the best childhood, but they turned out evil, would it be morally acceptable to kill them if its the only way, or would it be considered “evil, gravely sinful”. Idk im just genuinly curious
My Catholic friend says that she doesnt think it would be a gravely sinful act, since the evil son was already an adult, and the father tried his best to change. She says abortion is completely different from this scenario because abortion is the killing of an innocent child who wasnt even born yet. She says this scenario is nothing like that because the son already is grown uo and is choosing to kill others. So she says the father is in the clear because he was trying to save others.