Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
Kenneth
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Just another poll about death

Death seems to be a common theme among tonight's polls. Coincidentally, I was thinking about an elderly relative who passed away recently, a man who saw combat in Italy in World War 2 and was wounded, but would never talk about his experience in war. That got me thinking if I could ever be capable of going through what he must have gone through. The collision of these two things results in this poll....



Poll #984959 Taking a life

Are there any circumstances under which you can imagine yourself intentionally taking another person's life?

Yes
58(56.3%)
No
10(9.7%)
Hmm, good question. I'm not sure.
35(34.0%)

Under which of the following circumstances do you imagine that you might intentionally take the life of another person?

In self-defence
1(1.0%)
In the defence of another person that I love
2(2.0%)
In the defence of another person (whether I love them or not)
0(0.0%)
In the defence of my property such as my home
0(0.0%)
In the service of my country, such as a soldier in a war
0(0.0%)
In the course of my duty, such as a police officer
0(0.0%)
If it was my job, such as an executioner
0(0.0%)
If I was drunk or impaired by a drug (but still knew what I was doing)
0(0.0%)
If someone got me so mad that I went in a rage
0(0.0%)
If I really hated the victim and I believed I could get away with it
1(1.0%)
If I honestly thought that I was following the direction of God or some other higher power
0(0.0%)
If I did not have to witness their death.
0(0.0%)
Some other circumstance not listed (please comment)
0(0.0%)
I can't imagine any circumstance under which I would intentionally take the life of another person.
7(6.9%)
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