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bMyComrade July 4th, 2013 7:46am

Are some human lives worth more than others?

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08/14/13 2:47 pm

My kids life is worth more than mine. So yes.

sarah1911 Poolesville MD
07/06/13 2:42 pm

Wow! These results are way more split than I expected!

JennaF sunflower state of mind
07/05/13 10:52 pm

I am shocked. How can one human's life be more valuable than another? I truly beleive that this mentality is what is wrong with the world.

uncledrew Topeka, KS
07/05/13 7:59 am

Society's standpoint, yes. My standpoint, no.

fredd TrumpLand
07/04/13 11:13 am

Practically speaking, obviously not. You just have to look around the world a little. Or even look at how America values the lives of different people. Ideally all lives would be worth the same, but we're far from being in an ideal world.

Kay41 the Midwest
07/04/13 9:19 am

It is all relative. Worth more to whom? To me, my husband and kids' lives are more important than anyone else. To Catholics it is the Pope perhaps. To our country it might be Obama. Etc.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/04/13 8:22 am

Awesome question. And yes, I believe there are people worth killing for.

jimjimjimjim KCLE
07/04/13 8:18 am

To anyone who said no: you honestly think Hitler's life was worth just as much as Mother Theresa's?

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/04/13 9:14 am

Yes - a life is a life - there is no "worth" to it

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/04/13 8:09 am

Before God, no. In all other ways, yes.

suppressedID Happy Year of Tiger
07/04/13 7:57 am

Depends on how much change they have on their pockets.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/04/13 7:56 am

In a relativist sense, yes. That is, the lives of some people have more value to each of us than others. In a real sense, each is just one of over seven billion, hardly scarce enough to have any value at all.

EarlyBird Portland
07/04/13 7:40 am

Of course there are

Jack14 Massachusetts
07/04/13 6:56 am

I'd say yes because I would take a bullet for the President (even Obama) and for my family but not for many other people. So in my view, yes, but thats not necessarily a bad thing.

07/04/13 6:42 am

We may always think there are. But at the end of the day, we are all human.. Not one better than the other

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/04/13 5:57 am

A human is a human is a human. However, some are politically more valuable, some are biologically more valuable (a kid with many years of life remaining versus an elderly person with a few years remaining), and so forth. So I'm not really sure…

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/04/13 5:57 am

how to honestly answer the question.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/04/13 5:51 am

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."

DavesNotHere where am I
07/04/13 5:42 am

My life is worth more than any member of a hate group, terrorists, murderers, rapists, pedophiles, etc. So yes, some lives are worth more than others.

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/04/13 4:51 am

In the grand scheme of things, no.

But personally, my child's life is more important than mine.
I think the children are always more important.

PAK the Armpit of Florida
07/04/13 4:36 am

Well.... It's more important that the President stay safe & alive than most people.

bMyComrade Beantown
07/04/13 12:47 am

That is essentially the message in war, in the death penalty, etc. And I believe it. If I had to shoot someone so they didn't kill, say, a child, I would - and I wouldn't hesitate.

07/04/13 4:26 am

I agree. Though a lot of Christians do not. You are probably athiest.

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/04/13 4:52 am

I'd load the gun for you.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
07/04/13 5:09 am

What if it were an ugly child? Would you be as willing to kill to save an uggo?

07/04/13 5:12 am

Why wouldn't we?

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
07/04/13 5:18 am

People treat ugly people worse all the time. How would this be any different?

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/04/13 5:52 am

"Be prepared to end a life to save a life."

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/04/13 5:54 am

If you are a police sniper and someone is about to kill a hostage, there are 2 choices. A: Do nothing and end up with a dead hostage and an executed murderer, or B: Kill the guy attempting murder and only have 1 death instead of 2.

07/04/13 6:45 am

Pipes. Religion has nothing to do with it, It's all human morals.
Especially from the example she gave.
If I saw Adam Lanza at 2 yrs old and I knew he would commit the ungodly hell he did 7 months ago.. I would shoot him faster than I could breathe

07/04/13 6:46 am

B.. You'd kill the soon-to-be murderer because he's about to take a life.