Out of the Blue

On Tuesday I mentioned how seasonably mild the spring has been so far in these parts. Yesterday it was 90-or-so degrees here. I'm tempted superstitiously decide that this was influenced by my words. But then there's yesterday when I complained about the ineptitude of my New York Knickerbockers. This is one of at least a dozen or so rants I've had on the topic over the years, and they haven't won a championship since 1973. So if my words have any power, it's only working in the wrong direction.

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May 21, 2017, 00:47
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May 21, 2017, 00:47
 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on May 20, 2017, 15:01:
Kxmode wrote on May 19, 2017, 20:20:
NKD wrote on May 19, 2017, 12:53:
We don't have the advantage of magic underwear and door-to-door religious sales experience.

Never begin your point with ignorant and baseless rhetoric.

While in general, I agree that wishing death upon or killing anyone should be avoided, are there never any circumstances where killing is morally permissible? Time travel paradoxes, slippery slopes, and butterfly effects aside, would you not go back in time and kill Hitler or Stalin if you could? Or I'm curious how you would handle the trolley scenario.

Romans 12:17-21 sums up the point nicely.

"Return evil for evil to no one. Take into consideration what is fine from the viewpoint of all men. If possible, as far as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men. Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath; for it is written: “‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay,’ says Jehovah.” But “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing this you will heap fiery coals on his head.” Do not let yourself be conquered by the evil, but keep conquering the evil with the good."

If more people did this, the world wouldn't be in its current condition.

And to answer your hypothetical trolley scenario, I would walk away. I'm not responsible for either group nor am I responsible for a runaway trolley. The reason? "time and unexpected events overtake them all." (Ecclesiastes 9:11)

This comment was edited on May 21, 2017, 01:37.
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