A Death Penalty Hypothetical

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    Here's a hypothetical. Say you're on a desert island with 100 people. One guy goes nuts and decides he wants to kill everyone else. He manages to kill a few, but some men manage to restrain him.

    Now, what to do with him? The rest of the people could kill him, or they could imprison him. The problem is that would require one guard constantly, which would mean enough less labor that one of the islanders would starve to death each year.

    What's the moral choice?
     
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    Since he is too crazy to be put to good use (via hard labor) I have one word for his fate: Cannibalism. Don't let the bad man go totally to waste. The original murderer will provide a good meal.
     
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    This bastard gets lungs full of saltwater!
     
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    yea you know where wills gonna go with this don't ya.:rolleyes:
     
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    The moral choice is for everyone to get their heads out of their asses and find a better way through streamlining the process or making use of the person's clothes or whatever to get more food easier.

    Only sissies give in and make up their own morality. A true man's man would do the right thing regardless. Funny how everyone would accept loss without valiant effort. -or prayer for that matter.
     
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    Naturally, after we shared in the meal, we would put the guy's clothes to good use too.
     
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    Meats back on the menu boys!!!!!!!!!

    :death: :chains:
     
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    That's what I say.
     
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    Build a raft, tie him to it, and ship him off! I am sure either he will be saved, or the sharks will get hungry!
     
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    That would be the equivalent of the death penalty. And, I would approve. Kill the bastard. Of course, I set the hypothetical up to favor my position.

    Point I was making is that the death penalty is not inherently immoral. It might be under certain conditions, but this is not one of them.
     

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