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    Default What is your number for the sake of your loved one?

    Hubby and I were watching BattleStar Galactica- a great show by the way and if you don't like it then you are wrong and should pray for forgiveness,lol,

    anywho-
    there is an episode where the commander puts the lives of everyone which is close to 50,000 people left of man in the show in danger for the sake of trying to save one person called Star Buck.

    I couldn't help but say that I would do the same thing for my hubby- I would endanger the world- 7 million people to try to save my one hubby-
    if 7 million people and my hubby were hanging off of a cliff- I'd save my hubby,lol. Do I think that is noble- not at all- but it's honest-

    I think it is interesting though- what people's bending limits are

    What do you think your bending limit is for the sake of your loved one?
    At what point do you put your principles behind your values?
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    Theoretically, I would not elevate my loved ones above anyone else - 1:1.

    In practice, it would obviously be much different. I'd hope I'd make the unselfish decision, but realistically, I don't know...

    Conceptually, to kill in the name of love is to not ever have truly understood it...


    Nice thread, btw. Reminds me of Kevin Uxbridge/Douwd.

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    I kind of think that if you wouldn't save your loved one, you probably married the wrong person. But that's just me.
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    I would save my loved one. All day. There is a deep emotional bond that must be protected or else crippling, possibly life-long devastation will be the consequence. There's just no comparison.. Someone you are deeply connected to.. and people you aren't deeply connected to. You aren't really *responsible* for killing the others. You're just trapped in a horrible decision.

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    It's interesting, in light of the general Christian background (which creates a large context for US thought) where God is said to have done this very thing, letting Jesus die so that everyone else could live.

    But in that situation, one could say Jesus volunteered to die.

    To get this away from religion per se and back to the topic, then, would it be different if your loved one said, "No, don't save me -- save THEM"?

    What would you do then?
    Would you comply and let your loved one die?
    Or would you save him/her anyway, since you love them, and let everyone else die?
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    If my loved one rescued me and let seven million people die to do it, I would be very pissed indeed.

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    But 7 million is outrageous.. What about three, oberon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana View Post
    But 7 million is outrageous.. What about three, oberon?
    In today's cynical melodramas, he would unknowingly end up commanding her to save the life of her illicit lover. (Oh, the plot thickens!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana View Post
    But 7 million is outrageous.. What about three, oberon?
    Any number higher than one would upset me greatly.

    One, I can understand... "It was either him or you, so I chose you." Fair enough.

    But three? Let me go. There's three lives at stake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    In today's cynical melodramas, he would unknowingly end up commanding her to save the life of her illicit lover.
    Who would turn out to be you.

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