Calm? This kid is in shock. What he did might have been impulsive, but that doesn't mean it isn't affecting him.
At 10/6/12 07:12 AM, Falonefal wrote:
Complete insanity? I don't know, according to general moral values yes, but I would rather classify this as anti-utopian.
Doing something like this isn't generally accepted, since we blindly believe life to be so important, but to someone like him life may have no value and it might seem like a completely normal action to just take it from someone.
I think this makes plenty sense. Killing isn't really wrong, it's just counterproductive and unethical for the general survival and well-being of the human race (which is why we perceive it as mentally wrong). Saying that human life is valuable is not fact or fiction; it's an opinion. Therefore, killing can't be wrong by any fundamental nature; right and wrong are merely constructs.
At 10/6/12 08:47 AM, BumFodder wrote:
Everyone thinks something like that atleast once in their life, but actually going through with it is a different thing. Its still a stupid thing to think though.
I agree, it's a pretty normal thought. Sometimes a "what if" or a thought that murder is within your capability of it. Murder is so taboo it's only natural for us to consider it out of repression.
At 10/6/12 01:33 PM, Sensationalism wrote:
When I was a kid, I'd go save living struggling bugs from spiderwebs. But i'd make sure to leave all the dead bugs there and leave the webs intact. I wanted to save the bugs but I wanted the spiders to live and be able to eat too.
I never knew that about you, Heather. That's really sweet.
At 10/6/12 03:10 PM, ohbombuh wrote:
If we didn't have guns, he'd have used a knife. If we didn't have knives, he'd have used a blunt object. If we didn't have blunt objects, he'd have just strangled them.
This kid said he wasn't angry at his family. Without adrenaline pumping through him, I doubt he'd have had the energy or guts to kill someone with a melee weapon. From the way he sounded, it seems as if he killed his sister and mother calmly. That being said, I don't really think guns are the problem. This kind of thing only happens so often.
At 10/6/12 05:00 PM, Sensationalism wrote:
They do that with other problems that can be detected. Not that I expect this to ever be detected but it'd be sweet. Everyone would be safer.
You're contradicting yourself. If it's okay to kill someone based off of a disability or condition (regardless of whether this condition developed or was pre-existing), then you're saying that human life is, at times, expendable. However, if human life is expendable, then what is the purpose of killing that person to protect or benefit others?