Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Community Center > The Lounge > Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-19-2014, 12:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
Brain Licker
 
Xurtio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,082
Default

Mt justification for pirating beng distinct from stealing is that I'm poor and they wouldn't have gotten my busness anyway, so there was no loss of value.
__________________
H̓̇̅̉yͤ͏mͬ͂ͧn͑̽̽̌ͪ̑͐͟o̴͊̈́͑̇m͛͌̓ͦ̑aͫ̽ͤ̇n̅̎͐̒ͫ͐c̆ͯͫ̋ ̔̃́eͯ͒rͬͬ̄҉
Xurtio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2014, 01:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
Account Disabled
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 36,555
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xurtio View Post
Mt justification for pirating beng distinct from stealing is that I'm poor and they wouldn't have gotten my busness anyway, so there was no loss of value.
I just think that clicking a link doesn't have the same moral stigma that physical theft does, and while the principal may be the same one's personal perception of the crime is different, which means that for someone to engage in physical theft requires a greater moral lapse.
Dharma & Greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2014, 02:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
Your FBI Rep
 
Frownland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Atop of the Throne
Posts: 29,565
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Batlord View Post
...And your question?
Oops.

A man has been apprehended for attempting to bomb a public building, but he claims that there are more bombs in the city that he set up. However, that's all the information he is willing to give. A police officer suggests using torture tactics to save lives if there are more bombs out there. Is this acceptable?
__________________
Frownland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2014, 02:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
Account Disabled
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 36,555
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frownland View Post
Oops.

A man has been apprehended for attempting to bomb a public building, but he claims that there are more bombs in the city that he set up. However, that's all the information he is willing to give. A police officer suggests using torture tactics to save lives if there are more bombs out there. Is this acceptable?
My feelings on torture are kind of convoluted. On the one hand, allowing the use of torture would subvert and run against the current trend of human morality. As much as the information might be valuable the possible harm to the fabric of society's morals might be too great.

On the other, depending on the severity of the threat it might be impossible to simply do nothing regardless.

I think a reasonable, if unpleasant, compromise might be what I imagine occasionally goes on already in extreme situations: torture in secret when absolutely necessary and then throw the perpetrators to the wolves if it ever comes to light. You get the information you need and people get to maintain the illusion of moral superiority.
Dharma & Greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2014, 07:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
Crusher of tiny Nords
 
Carpe Mortem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ugly Bag of Mostly Water
Posts: 1,149
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Batlord View Post
My feelings on torture are kind of convoluted. On the one hand, allowing the use of torture would subvert and run against the current trend of human morality. As much as the information might be valuable the possible harm to the fabric of society's morals might be too great.

On the other, depending on the severity of the threat it might be impossible to simply do nothing regardless.

I think a reasonable, if unpleasant, compromise might be what I imagine occasionally goes on already in extreme situations: torture in secret when absolutely necessary and then throw the perpetrators to the wolves if it ever comes to light. You get the information you need and people get to maintain the illusion of moral superiority.

Agreed.
And YOUR question?
__________________
[SIG][/SIG]
Mirth is King


Be Loving & Open With
My Emotions
Carpe Mortem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014, 11:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
Account Disabled
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 36,555
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carpe Mortem View Post
Agreed.
And YOUR question?
I wasn't answering anything, just commenting on my previous one.
Dharma & Greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.