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Rubikx
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1/9/2015 10:25:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
We all know this quote from spiderman. I heard this recently and thought of a question and I want to know what you guys think. If, either by freak accident or intentionally provided, you obtained super powers. Would you be morally required to use those powers to help others. In other words, if you have super powers is it wrong to not use them to help people. Not necessary use them to benefit yourself, but just not use them to help others. What do you guys think?

In all super hero movies they seem to think they are required to use their powers to help.
Rubikx
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1/9/2015 10:39:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/9/2015 10:26:30 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
What kinda superpowers are we talking here exactly?

Anything really. Really any power from comics, movies and so on. Some obviously may be more useful than others (like wolverine vs matter eating man). Matter eating man is real (in comics) and would basically be useless. But should he still use his power to help other people?
gingerbread-man
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1/9/2015 11:28:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/9/2015 10:39:44 PM, Rubikx wrote:
At 1/9/2015 10:26:30 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
What kinda superpowers are we talking here exactly?

Anything really. Really any power from comics, movies and so on. Some obviously may be more useful than others (like wolverine vs matter eating man). Matter eating man is real (in comics) and would basically be useless. But should he still use his power to help other people?

Like eating children's brussel sprouts?
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Rubikx
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1/10/2015 6:08:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/9/2015 11:28:48 PM, gingerbread-man wrote:
At 1/9/2015 10:39:44 PM, Rubikx wrote:
At 1/9/2015 10:26:30 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
What kinda superpowers are we talking here exactly?

Anything really. Really any power from comics, movies and so on. Some obviously may be more useful than others (like wolverine vs matter eating man). Matter eating man is real (in comics) and would basically be useless. But should he still use his power to help other people?

Like eating children's brussel sprouts?

That one might be a bit weird, cause you'd have to break into their house to eat the kids brussel sprouts. But arguably, yes, if you have a super power you should use it to help others.
Human_Joke65
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1/12/2015 8:54:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Your source material answers its own question.

Peter Parker began as a selfish Spidey, Uncle Ben died through his irresponsibility and there you have it. Comic book karma.
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