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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    No joke.
    Hmmm. Well, okay. Why do you think that the his life is less valuable than that of the kid who broke into his home?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Why do you think the life of a rich 92 year old person is more valuable than the life of a poor young person?
    A 92 year old has no need to protect himself.
    He is past tense.

    A) Why do you presume this old man is rich?

    B) Why do you presume the assailants are/were poor?

    C) Why do you presume either life, having this shooting occur, is more or less worth than the other?

    D) Your final comment, "He is past tense", intrinsically devalues the life of this old man.



    The last one's kinda more of an FYI than a question, though I would seriously entertain your thoughts should you answer my questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrinth View Post
    Hmmm. Well, okay. Why do you think that the his life is less valuable than that of the kid who broke into his home?

    Whose life he does protect?
    His own?
    It is not there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Whose life he does protect?
    His own?
    It is not there.
    You know, I was trying to take you seriously, but you're making it exceedingly difficult to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Why do you think the life of a rich 92 year old person is more valuable than the life of a poor young person?
    A 92 year old has no need to protect himself.
    He is past tense.
    Your posts are usually nonsense, but this one is actually intelligible and idiotic. Stick with nonsense.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    I think killing is a disproportionate response to theft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I think killing is a disproportionate response to theft.
    What should the old man have done? Wrestled his attackers?
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I think killing is a disproportionate response to theft.

    I'd be inclined to agree, though the amount of force prepared to be applied against you is always a wildcard.


    I suppose a way to circumvent the event would be to not rob people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    What should the old man have done? Wrestled his attackers?
    Call the police, wait for them to catch the thieves and meanwhile report the theft to his insurance company. He was not in a life-threatening situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Call the police, wait for them to catch the thieves and meanwhile report the theft to his insurance company. He was not in a life-threatening situation.

    Sixty percent of all rape charges occur during a home invasion.


    Are you willing to take that chance?

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