Should all murder be forbidden by law? And can you ever really be sure it’s murder or not some other medical procedure?
Let’s start off by thinking about the topic of the capital punishment which is still being enforced in over 91 countries (http://theweek.com/article/index/220497/the-death-penalty-in-decline). Some would argue that there is fairness in the death of a man who has killed others. “An eye for an eye” said the Bible didn’t it?
Since we’re talking about Holy Books, has anyone seen how many wars are being waged on account of different interpretations of the same texts? Look at the Crusades, the Inquisition and the Jihad. The Sacred War – but can something that kills so many people be so divine? – But that’s another type of killing for another day, so let’s go back to our ‘medical procedures’.
Just because it’s using a syringe instead of a gun should capital punishment be considered just another medical procedure? And while we’re at it, let me throw one last topic your way – abortion. Abortions have become so common these days that 1 in every 3 women have an abortion by the time they’re 45 (http://www.bpas.org/bpaswoman). In today’s society, when everyone has an opinion it just depends on who you’re asking and you may be a murderer.
And in this case, can the government regulate everything? Abortions are allowed but capital punishment isn’t (for now) – is one life equal to another or is only one of them a life? Or should we just stop looking at the governments when it comes to every problem and start looking more within us?
We know the world is filled with ethical dilemmas and most of them are based on the quintessential rights and responsibilities of all men. Many of these play heavily on the borders between cruel and just. So we’re here to question your opinions, to make you question them yourself. We’re here because we want to know how you feel about the issues of the world. Whether you realize it or not ethical beliefs and values are what make us the people that we are today, guiding our decisions and constantly interfering with our lives’ paths.
We also understand that what is ethical to some may not be so to others. Opinions are always the result of interactions between a great deal of factors, some known, some still hidden. From education and cultural background, to your individual gene pool, you believe what you believe because of who you are. Therefore, remember that one of the few universal values is respect, and apply it when interacting with others in this virtual agora.
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Check in later for the first ethics blog post!