Is it moral for an innocent person to be killed so that a guilty person could avoid being held accountable for their own actions?

Posted by: briantheliberal

For example, an innocent man (or woman) who has never done anything to harm anyone else being sacrificed or publicly tortured/executed to save another person from being punished or taking responsibility for their wrongdoings (such as lying, stealing etc...) ? Do you think this is a reasonable and moral practice?

  • Yes. An innocent person being punished on the behalf of those who are guilty is a good and moral thing.

  • No. Innocent people should not be punished for the actions of the guilty. We must be held accountable for our own actions.

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85% 17 votes
  • there are examples, the children of Adam and Eve where punished for the crimes of there parents, Jesus was killed to remove the crimes of the Christians. So if god says its ok then it must be ok, right?

  • Everyone is equally worthless... but some are less worthless than others.

  • Though I may not necessarily do this depending on if who gets involved.

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Haroush says2015-09-20T00:51:46.5811176Z
It depends on the situation. There could be many variables attached to the situation.
briantheliberal says2015-09-20T00:55:45.0442462Z
Haroush, what other variables could there possibly be? A guilty man steals, lies or commits some other wrongdoing, and an innocent man is tortured and murdered to spare the latter from being held accountable. It cannot get any less complex than that.
chandlerrouse says2015-09-20T03:51:43.5926700Z
If people are asked when, if ever, killing another person is justified, many would answer that taking a life is justified in a just war (the definition of such a conflict is a topic for other essays)
Sarra says2015-09-20T05:41:55.4834193Z
I believe the OP is indirectly writing about Jesus.
briantheliberal says2015-09-20T22:13:58.9547288Z
Sarra, I believe you are correct.
briantheliberal says2015-09-20T22:14:57.6423050Z
Forthelulz, if you don't mind me asking... What does that even mean?
Forthelulz says2015-09-20T22:32:42.4427306Z
Basically, we're all worthless, but if someone wants to step up to save someone else (or is volunteered), that's between them and the parties involved.
briantheliberal says2015-09-20T23:20:06.5437619Z
But that wasn't the question. I asked if it was moral, as in, is it holding or manifesting high principles for proper conduct or behavior for an innocent person to be put to death for the actions of someone who is guilty. The value or "worth" of the individuals involved has nothing to do with it.
briantheliberal says2015-09-20T23:21:44.3719890Z
Let me put it this way Forthelulz, would you like to go to prison and be sentenced to death for a crime you didn't commit?
Forthelulz says2015-09-21T05:49:26.3737325Z
Sure. The way you HOPELESS (PATHETIC) LIBERALS go about it, I'd probably die of old age before I could die by the way I was sentenced.
Forthelulz says2015-09-21T05:50:50.9262745Z
Also, I would probably be able to prove my innocence, but by then, the evidence for the other guy would have miraculously disappeared, and it would be quickly forgotten about.

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