OK, I’m moving a discussion that started in a thread on raising children into it’s own thread, because it’s important and horribly, horribly off topic where it came up.
Ze topic: Killing other people.
To clarify my position in that thread, I feel the following things:
1: Noone deserves death as a result of ignorance.
2: Sometimes, to defend that which you love, you might have to end someone who will not stop on their own, but it’s rarely the only or best choice. I defer that judgement to the people actually in the situation, though.
3: It isn’t wise to advertise your willingness to kill others, unless by doing so you prevent killing from happening. It tends to attract trouble, or at least puts your enemies guard up.
4: It especially isn’t wise to list specific circumstances under which you’ll kill, on this forum, because that’s how people and forums get into trouble. But I’m not a moderator, I’m not giving a command. I’m expressing a concern, a fear if you will, of seeing a fellow poster or this whole board get into difficulty.