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    Your favourite moral dilemmas and quandaries

    Ok so there's the various trolley problems (which I enjoy pondering over). Any other good ones?

    I'll offer one I know of. It's really only a dilemma for some people.

    You're in a burning building in which, as far as you know, you are the only occupant. As you try to make your escape, you hear a muffled whimpering behind a door. You open the door and in the room is a little 4 year-old girl, cowering in the corner. You also notice a large container labelled "contents: 100 live human embryos" (it's a medical building of some sort, as it happens). You can't take both the girl and the container and you won't be able to come back into the building. You can only save one of the two. Which?

    You can change the number of hypothetical embryos to 100,000 or much more if that helps you decide the number of embryos that would make the container the thing worth saving, of the two, in your opinion.

    Creative solutions are allowed, but no breaking the stated 'rules' (restrictions) of the scenario. Also, no complaining that it's not a fair question or a realistic situation.

    That may or may not be one of the best dilemmas ever invented but I have used it in discussions with pro-lifers, especially those who say that every human life is precious.

    I thought of another one in the shower earlier today, which I had made up myself, but I've forgotten it.

    Feel free to try to think up your own examples, or post ones that you feel are juicy.

    Feel free to post versions of trolley problems also.
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    The little 4 year old girl. That was easy. Next.

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    My current favorite is: is it wrong to have toddler concentration camps?

    For most, this is a very easy moral question, but apparently Christianity lacks the moral language to explain why this is wrong, so this is a deep and difficult moral question for most of America.

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    The trolley problem...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWb_svTrcOg

    ... with a twist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    My current favorite is: is it wrong to have toddler concentration camps?
    You mean childcare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomb#20 View Post
    The trolley problem...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWb_svTrcOg

    ... with a twist.
    The first crash was amoral. The second crash was morally questionable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bomb#20 View Post
    The trolley problem...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWb_svTrcOg

    ... with a twist.
    The first crash was amoral. The second crash was morally questionable.
    If you mean that the situation was not of the subject's making (he had no responsibility for it) and that his merely not doing anything about it one way or the other the first time is amoral, but that choosing to do something about it the second time means it's questionable....I'm not sure the issue divides into passivity and activity like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomb#20 View Post
    The trolley problem...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWb_svTrcOg

    ... with a twist.
    Excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    My current favorite is: is it wrong to have toddler concentration camps?

    For most, this is a very easy moral question, but apparently Christianity lacks the moral language to explain why this is wrong, so this is a deep and difficult moral question for most of America.
    Sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast View Post
    The little 4 year old girl. That was easy. Next.
    Yeah... not much of a dilemma. You need to be a insane loony fringe Christian to find that dilemma challenging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby sparks View Post
    And then there's this one:



    Red pill: Knowledge, freedom, uncertainty and the brutal truths of reality
    Blue Pill: Security, happiness, beauty, and the blissful ignorance of illusion.
    It's a false dichotomy. Even if we take the Red Pill we don't know that the knowledge is actual knowledge. The so called "Red Pill" movement is just a bunch of morons getting stressed about nothing.

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