Do you think, given the right circumstances, that you'd be capable of murder?

Maddog 2012/05/16 18:43:21
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Admit it folks, we have all, at least in our darkest fantasies, envisioned visiting a grisly end upon someone who had grievously wronged us, either emotionally or physically.

Fortunately for society, most people, with the exception of psychopaths and sociopaths, have built-in inhibitions against taking a human life. However, it's my belief that, given the right circumstances, all of us are capable of killing another person.

Most people would kill to protect their loved ones, especially their children. Soldiers, in a combat situation, routinely kill out of the necessity to protect themselves and their fellow combatants.

Only the thin veneer of civilization separates us from our more primitive ancestors. The anthropologist Desmond Morris in his book The Naked Ape referred to man as nothing more than " a killer ape in a business suit".

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  • MiMi 2012/08/24 00:59:09
    Yes, given the right circumstances, I believe I could.
    Heck yea. I would hate doing it but if necessary then yes.
  • amy 2012/06/17 02:54:17
    I don't know.. o.o
  • Jorge Enriquez 2012/06/17 01:02:36
    Yes, given the right circumstances, I believe I could.
    Jorge Enriquez
    In extremely rare strange unusual weird freaky circumstances
    and i know: i will be semorseful whole time..
  • erinmcclintock4@gmail.com 2012/05/20 08:29:09
    Yes, given the right circumstances, I believe I could.
    yup. if my kids were in danger..if i was. i would hurt any1 that hurt my kids..no questions asked
  • Yoko 2012/05/17 20:45:31
    It all depends on what u would consider murder…

    Blessings to all and,
    May all be well with you ^_^
  • Fran-Halen 2012/05/17 00:10:12
    Semantics....murder, or justifiable homocide?
  • Maddog Fran-Halen 2012/05/17 16:36:16
    Justifiable homicide.
  • Fran-Halen Maddog 2012/05/17 16:46:11
    I would have no qualms about protecting those I love.
  • queenalyss 2012/05/16 23:40:46
    Yes, given the right circumstances, I believe I could.
    And I know someone who has...life can be a real bitch.
  • Vitalani 2012/05/16 21:06:25 (edited)
    It's possible. Killing, definitely. But maybe not flat out murder.
  • Maddog Vitalani 2012/05/17 16:50:52
    Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of "justifiable homicide".
  • Vitalani Maddog 2012/05/17 16:52:50
    Yeah that's what I meant by killing.
  • ~Adrien~ 2012/05/16 21:03:45
    Yes, given the right circumstances, I believe I could.
    If some lunatic were going after my kids, myself, or anyone else close to me. . . YES!
  • Kayaker 2012/05/16 19:09:59
    The reason I checked undecided is because of the word murder. To me, murder involves malice. That doesn't mean under certain circumstances such as protecting my family I wouldn't kill the person trying to do harm.
  • Mickeyc123 2012/05/16 18:46:56
    Yes, given the right circumstances, I believe I could.
  • EscapedMentalPatient 2012/05/16 18:44:55
    well thats something i would never tell  never tell

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