Are some human lives worth more than others?
My kids life is worth more than mine. So yes.
Wow! These results are way more split than I expected!
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.
Society's standpoint, yes. My standpoint, no.
At least to the individual yes.
No, but some people think they are.
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.
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.
Awesome question. And yes, I believe there are people worth killing for.
To anyone who said no: you honestly think Hitler's life was worth just as much as Mother Theresa's?
Yes - a life is a life - there is no "worth" to it
Before God, no. In all other ways, yes.
Depends on how much change they have on their pockets.
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.
Of course there are
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.
We may always think there are. But at the end of the day, we are all human.. Not one better than the other
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…
how to honestly answer the question.
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
"...or the one"
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.
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.
Well.... It's more important that the President stay safe & alive than most people.
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.
I agree. Though a lot of Christians do not. You are probably athiest.
I'd load the gun for you.
What if it were an ugly child? Would you be as willing to kill to save an uggo?
Why wouldn't we?
People treat ugly people worse all the time. How would this be any different?
"Be prepared to end a life to save a life."
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.
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
B.. You'd kill the soon-to-be murderer because he's about to take a life.