Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28

Thread: Moral dilemma

  1. #1
    International Captain Slow Love™'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    6,080

    Moral dilemma

    Thought these might be interesting to do occasionally...

    This one's from the novel (and movie), Sophie's Choice:

    You are a Polish immigrant, arrested by the Nazis, and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. As a sadistic "reward" for not being a Jew, you are offered a choice. Of your two children, one will be spared the gas chamber if you choose which one.

    With the presumption that the Nazis will fulfill their part of the deal and the child you choose will be spared and granted safety, what do you do? Do you choose one,and save one of your children, or do you refuse to make a choice and deliver both to death?
    "Youre known for having a liking for men who look like women."
    - Linda

    "FFS I'm sick and tired of having to see a bloke bend over to pick something up or lean over and see their arse crack. For christ's sake pull your pants up or buy some underpants you bogan because nobody want's to see it. And this is a boat building shed (well one of them) not a porn studio."
    - Craig

  2. #2
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some Chinamen
    Posts
    44,944
    We're assuming neither of the children is a ginge, are we? Otherwise it's a bit of a no-brainer.....

    Seriously tho, how does one make a decision like that? Although, of course, if one doesn't it's lose-lose.
    Cricket Web's 2013/14 Premier League Tipping Champion

    - As featured in The Independent.

    "The committee discussed the issue of illegal bowling actions, and believed that there are a number of bowlers currently employing suspect actions in international cricket, and that the ICC's reporting and testing procedures are not adequately scrutinising these bowlers."
    - Even the ICC's own official press release thinks things must change

  3. #3
    International Captain Agent TBY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    North Point
    Posts
    6,613


    I'd say it's better to just let them go, instead of putting one through the guilt that he/she lived because the other died.

    Also, without shelter and parentage, what's the guarantee the one who has been spared will survive in a war environment, and even if he/she does survive, what would he/she live on?
    orz

  4. #4
    Hall of Fame Member luckyeddie's Avatar
    Target Champion! Stuarts Xtreme Skateboarding Champion!
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Derby, England
    Posts
    17,752
    It's a question I have decided doesn't have an answer unless you are actually placed in that terrible situation.

    Mind you, if they're both ginger.......

    Perhaps they'll let you have one of the guard dogs instead.

    (I am really terribly sorry and ashamed about that last statement).
    Nigel Clough's Black and White Army, beating Forest away with 10 men


  5. #5
    Hall of Fame Member FaaipDeOiad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    19,102
    I think you would have to choose one or the other. I think allowing them both to die to assuage yourself of guilt (or the survivor for that matter) is the easy way out, if it could possibly be considered such a thing. If you genuinely have the opportunity to save the life of one of your children, you should do it.
    I know a place where a royal flush
    Can never beat a pair

  6. #6
    International Regular Beleg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    3,437
    Put both children to death and than commit suicide.

  7. #7
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some Chinamen
    Posts
    44,944
    Quote Originally Posted by Beleg
    Put both children to death and than commit suicide.
    Of course! When you say it like that it's so obvious!

    Surely that's pretty much cutting off your nose to spite your face?

  8. #8
    Hall of Fame Member luckyeddie's Avatar
    Target Champion! Stuarts Xtreme Skateboarding Champion!
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Derby, England
    Posts
    17,752
    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Of course! When you say it like that it's so obvious!

    Surely that's pretty much cutting off your nose to spite your face?
    Can you commit suicide by cutting off your nose?

    Is that what the astronomer Tycho Brahe tried to do?

  9. #9
    International Regular Beleg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    3,437
    Surely that's pretty much cutting off your nose to spite your face?
    72 virgins dude, 72 virgins. You gotta dig afterlife to get that.

  10. #10
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some Chinamen
    Posts
    44,944
    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    Can you commit suicide by cutting off your nose?

    Is that what the astronomer Tycho Brahe tried to do?
    Not an absolutely classical self-immolation technique, no. But with these wacky kids nowadays......

  11. #11
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Samuel_Vimes's Avatar
    Defend Your Castle Champion! Monkey Diving Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Bonn, D
    Posts
    22,795
    I'd toss a coin.

    Sounds cruel, I know, but if you ever get haunted by the thought that you killed one, there's always the thought that you saved the living one...
    Messi scores on the rebound.

    Founder of ESAS - Edgar Schiferli, the best associate bowler
    A follower of the schools of Machiavelli, Bentham, Locke, Hobbes, Sutcliffe, Bradman, Lindwall, Miller, Hassett and Benaud
    Member of JMAS, DMAS, FRAS and RTDAS

    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Grünbaum
    Is the conduct approved by the gods right ("pious"), because of properties of its own, or merely because it pleases the gods to value or command it?

  12. #12
    Cricketer Of The Year Anil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Tattooine
    Posts
    9,776
    i have no idea what i would do in such a situation....it will probably be a spur of the moment decision whatever it is...
    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ View Post
    very very close friend of mine is an Arab Christian and he speaks Arabic too and the visible hidden filth shows the mentality which may never change .....
    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ View Post
    AAooouchh !!!!!
    I still remember that zipper accident of mine when I was in kindergarten ..... (Thing is OK I repeat thing is OK now )!!!

  13. #13
    Banned Pratters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Kolkata, India
    Posts
    20,793
    The more you think the more indecisive you will get on this. And its better to save one child so that that person gets to live.

    Make a quick decision, choose either one, the one who has likely seen less of the world so the younger child I think and quickly tell the nazis before they change their minds.

  14. #14
    Global Moderator vic_orthdox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    25,071
    Definently save one of them. Impossible to say which one when they have been described so ambiguously (sp) though

  15. #15
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Top_Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    23,066
    Insisted that myself and two children were executed. It's an impossible choice to make and if you did, you'd probably wish you were dead anyway.
    The Colourphonics

    Bandcamp
    Twitderp

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Selection Dilemma
    By superkingdave in forum General
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 28-06-2005, 05:35 AM
  2. England Wicket-Keeper Dilemma
    By aussie in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 82
    Last Post: 26-03-2005, 05:12 PM
  3. A dilemma
    By twctopcat in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 69
    Last Post: 09-03-2005, 12:06 PM
  4. dilemma
    By nibbs in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 22-10-2004, 09:18 AM
  5. Dilemma...
    By SpaceMonkey in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 29-08-2003, 01:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •