Originally posted by wolfgang59
you had a button in front of you
which when pushed would eliminate RJH and Dasa from the universe
with no pain to them
nor anguish to their families
no negative effect at all
No, because terminating another life regardless of the consequences for any reason other than
defence is morally wrong.
Also, assuming that they do have people who know and love them (which is a reasonable assumption,
and can't be ignored unless you have comprehensive proof to the contrary) who would in the normal
course of events be deeply upset by their sudden non-existence. Making it so that these people don't
experience any anguish would involve such a radical alteration to these people that you would have to
question if the people they were before this alteration still existed.
And it would in fact not be unreasonable to claim that pushing this button would also cause the cessation
of existence of everyone and anyone who would be upset by their termination.
I would consider that any world in which the sudden cessation of existence of a sentient being has no negative
consequences at all to be deeply and irredeemably evil.
Particularly as in this case it is simply for the 'crime' of being idiotic on the internet. If all who committed this
'crime' were treated similarly then the population would be drastically reduced.
I do appreciate that this is intended as a joke. I just don't see it as being funny.