Moral dilemma

January 31, 2006

I watched Child Of Our Time on Sunday and there was a really interesting bit where they asked parents about their morals and tried to compare them to their children.

One of the questions they asked was, "If you escaped from a shipwreck on a raft and it was overloaded and sinking, would you throw off the severely injured person on board?"

I asked Mattgreen later. He said "Yes," with no hesitation. I told him most of the parents had said yes as well, apart from the Christians.

There was a pause, then Mattgreen continued, "If I was the injured guy, I'd try to convince the rest of them to throw the Christian off instead. What's the problem? She's got to forgive you, hasn't she? She's going to be a martyr! In a way, I'm doing HER a favour. She gets eternal life!"

You will stop at nothing to tarnish my reputation with your mother.
My mother knows perfectly well that she's not supposed to read my weblog, so if she chooses to ignore my advice then on her own head be it!! She might find out a few things she doesn't want to know!
Yes. However, one of those things is the knowledge that if I was lying incapacitated on a raft, I would attempt to socially engineer a vote to send her into the afterlife.

Actually, I'm starting to wonder if we need the raft?

All those if favour...?
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