1. Post #1
    Deckard's Avatar
    April 2011
    85 Posts
    Now, I'm aware that Facepunch is a site that features users from all over the world and that different currencies have different values...but shall we say something that equals around a million dollars in every currency?

    Now some more details:
    -There would be NO legal rammifications, and you would know this for certain.
    -The kill would be quick and painless, a bullet to the head say.
    -This is still set in our world, so guilty conscience applies.

    So, what would you do? Is the money worth enough to overrun a guilty conscience? Or do you think that it's just not right and no amount of money would allow you to kill someone? PLEASE be honest, and nobody judge anybody else please. This is totally hypothetical of course.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  2. Post #2
    Gold Member
    Glorbo's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,372 Posts
    If I have to shoot him personally? No.
    If I can push a button and he dies? Yes.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Israel Show Events

  3. Post #3
    I survived Camp FP 2010
    ffffff-'s Avatar
    May 2009
    697 Posts
    do you mean would you kill a stranger to become a millionaire?

    If I have to shoot him personally? No.
    If I can push a button and he dies? Yes.
    Please explain the difference in these two cases to me.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  4. Post #4
    USER HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED FROM REALITY - RETRY CONNECTION IN 5 MINUTES
    Dennab
    February 2006
    22,239 Posts
    Maybe. I don't know if I could live with myself afterwards.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  5. Post #5
    Gold Member
    lockdown6's Avatar
    August 2008
    5,734 Posts
    no, because I value human life more than any object
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Romania Show Events

  6. Post #6
    Gold Member
    Glorbo's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,372 Posts
    Please explain the difference in these two cases to me.
    Tell me, do you eat meat?
    If so, would you have a problem taking a knife and slitting a cow's throat?
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Israel Show Events

  7. Post #7
    SavaK's Avatar
    July 2006
    58 Posts
    A million dollars doesn't make you a millionaire. Just saying.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Chile Show Events

  8. Post #8
    Gold Member
    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    No. I'm not that obsessed with money.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  9. Post #9
    I survived Camp FP 2010
    ffffff-'s Avatar
    May 2009
    697 Posts
    Tell me, do you eat meat?
    If so, would you have a problem taking a knife and slitting a cow's throat?
    I didn't ask for an ambiguous and unfitting analogy. Eating meat is a world apart from physically slaughtering a cow (and I don't see how I am responsible for the death of the cow for simply being a meat eater). In each of the cases you presented to me you are still directly responsible for the death of the man.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  10. Post #10
    Dennab
    June 2011
    2,108 Posts
    Yeah I'd do it.

    I'm an asshole
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  11. Post #11
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    April 2007
    4,307 Posts
    No, 1mUSD is not even that much, but I wouldn't do it for a billion.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  12. Post #12
    Gold Member
    Darth_GW7's Avatar
    March 2008
    7,680 Posts
    Yeah I'd do it.

    I'm an asshole
    No you're not, you just do what you feel is right.

    I wouldn't do it, myself. Direct or not, their death would be a result of my actions and I wouldn't like that. A million dollars isn't worth it for that, in my eyes, and even if it was painless for the victim, there are their friends and families to consider. And who's to say that I'm not inadvertantly killing someone like the leader of the U.N, or an official of a charity, or the person who might be on the way to curing AIDS or cancer?

    Too many possible problems, and the reward isn't even worth it, so no. I wouldn't.

    Here's a better moral debate: Would you kill a member of your family if, in exchange, you would achieve a cure for cancer? (This is a moral dilemma, it doesn't have to make sense)
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  13. Post #13
    Gay Member #1
    Dennab
    November 2009
    5,517 Posts
    Yeah why not
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  14. Post #14
    Juggernog's Avatar
    July 2009
    3,692 Posts
    No, because what might that person go on to do? Also $1,000,000 really isn't that much. Sure I'd like it, but it's not worth it.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  15. Post #15
    bull3tmagn3t's Avatar
    August 2008
    1,455 Posts
    I'd do it if there were no consequences, i.e jail or somehow it was a foolproof plan.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP Canada Show Events

  16. Post #16
    Gold Member
    carcarcargo's Avatar
    October 2007
    15,296 Posts
    No, I don't kill people to benefit myself.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  17. Post #17

    May 2010
    1,127 Posts
    It'd be lying to say if given a button, that you could press to get 1 million pounds and some random person dies, you wouldn't press it. I think some of the people in this thread have moral standards set too high
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  18. Post #18
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    April 2007
    4,307 Posts
    It'd be lying to say if given a button, that you could press to get 1 million pounds and some random person dies, you wouldn't press it. I think a lot of the people in this thread have moral standards set too high
    I don't think that not murdering people for cash is a sign of too-high moral standards.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  19. Post #19
    Gold Member
    DanTehMan's Avatar
    May 2008
    2,556 Posts
    If I knew that the person was like a mass murderer or something, only then would I push the button. Otherwise, no.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  20. Post #20
    Deckard's Avatar
    April 2011
    85 Posts
    do you mean would you kill a stranger to become a millionaire?
    Yes, my brain temporarily fucked up there - thanks for correcting.

    Also, to the people saying a million dollars isn't enough/isn't that much, that REALLY is NOT the point of what I was asking. Make it a billion, whatever. The amount was just supposed to be a LOT of money that would help you considerably...if you need it to be more than a million, so be it.

    What I'm asking is not, would you do it for a billion then? It's not really about the amount of money (Of course, to a certain extent... no one would do it for 10 bucks but you catch my drift) but rather, would you kill a complete stranger for a significant amount of money.

    I'll reiterate:
    The point of this is NOT that a million dollars isn't enough/wouldn't get you that much. Make it a billion if you want. The ONLY point is to see how many would kill a complete stranger (remember, NO legal rammifications whatsoever) for a significant amount of money.

    Also, take this into account, you would never have to deal with the stranger's family or friends.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  21. Post #21
    da_pirate's Avatar
    March 2011
    36 Posts
    Would you have a family to contend with? Or is this a forty year old virgin scenario who's parents have died and he has no family to support? If the latter, then yes, for the simple reason that I feel one person can do more good with a million dollars then two people sitting around doing the frivolous jobs our culture assigns.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  22. Post #22
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Latvia Show Events

  23. Post #23

    February 2010
    3,109 Posts
    This movie was pretty bad

    And no, not if i couldn't choose and I'm not dying for money, thank you very much.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Brazil Show Events

  24. Post #24
    Gold Member
    Zezibesh's Avatar
    May 2008
    19,061 Posts
    Yes, I'd do it. Preferably ten million, because that would allow me to live very comfortably for the rest of my life, but even half of that is fine. Hell, a third. Impossible to care for one person and their family out of seven billion.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP Finland Show Events

  25. Post #25
    Face Melter's Avatar
    February 2010
    1,015 Posts
    yes

    then confess in church and donate millions of my fortune to charities so i can feel better about myself
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  26. Post #26
    Gold Member
    Zezibesh's Avatar
    May 2008
    19,061 Posts
    What I'm asking is not, would you do it for a billion then?
    I'd ram the button ten times if that's what it took.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP Finland Show Events

  27. Post #27
    Gold Member
    yuki's Avatar
    December 2006
    4,209 Posts
    Yes. I'd reconcile through charitable action, saving the lives of many.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  28. Post #28
    Gold Member
    Rapist's Avatar
    February 2011
    4,733 Posts
    I would not.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 Estonia Show Events

  29. Post #29
    Gold Member
    gamefreek76's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,237 Posts
    No I wouldn't.

    If I have to shoot him personally? No.
    If I can push a button and he dies? Yes.
    What's the difference?
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP Professional x64 United States Show Events

  30. Post #30
    Gold Member
    carcarcargo's Avatar
    October 2007
    15,296 Posts
    It'd be lying to say if given a button, that you could press to get 1 million pounds and some random person dies, you wouldn't press it. I think some of the people in this thread have moral standards set too high
    Erm no, if you'd do it your moral standards are way too low
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  31. Post #31
    LIVE LIKE A WINDRAMMER AS YOU FUCK
    Murkat's Avatar
    June 2010
    5,794 Posts
    What's the difference?
    The difference is that you don't look him in the eye as he dies.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows Vista Denmark Show Events

  32. Post #32
    Gold Member
    gamefreek76's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,237 Posts
    The difference is that you don't look him in the eye as he dies.
    Oh, so he's just a coward. Ok.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP Professional x64 United States Show Events

  33. Post #33
    Typhoonx10's Avatar
    July 2010
    866 Posts
    Yeah I could do it. I'm selfish and have no concern for other people.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  34. Post #34
    The King Of Zing
    minilandstan's Avatar
    September 2009
    14,903 Posts
    totally

    Hell, i'd kill a person for half a million.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  35. Post #35
    cdr248's Avatar
    August 2009
    9,685 Posts
    Yeah I'd do it.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows XP United States Show Events

  36. Post #36
    Gold Member
    JustGman's Avatar
    December 2005
    6,058 Posts
    I would do it, then exchange all the money for gold/gems. I would then buy my own island and live out the rest of my days as a playboy millionaire. I would regret nothing.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  37. Post #37
    Gold Member
    carcarcargo's Avatar
    October 2007
    15,296 Posts
    The amount of people who would do this is scarily high.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  38. Post #38
    Gold Member
    squids_eye's Avatar
    July 2006
    5,845 Posts
    I would do it and then spend some of the money on saving other people lives. I would still keep some for myself though, I'm not that selfless.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events

  39. Post #39
    Canuhearmenow's Avatar
    June 2011
    1,470 Posts
    Is there a "devil in the details" where the next person to take the offer kills the previous user of said offer?

    Personally I'd do it, thousands of people die every day for less, what's one more body added to the daily toll going to do?
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events

  40. Post #40
    foxcock
    Bletotum's Avatar
    June 2008
    6,874 Posts
    I didn't ask for an ambiguous and unfitting analogy. Eating meat is a world apart from physically slaughtering a cow (and I don't see how I am responsible for the death of the cow for simply being a meat eater). In each of the cases you presented to me you are still directly responsible for the death of the man.
    The analogy works fine. Both the cow and the person would die for your personal gain. Killing the cow or killing the person are both an unpleasantly bloody ordeal.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Windows 7 United States Show Events