Essay on Moral Dillema

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My Whether torture should be allowed in situations such as interrogation and other areas of security, is a debatable topic. Christians must provide strong biblical references, instead of our emotions, or it can cause us to get drawn into a political confrontation and lose witness with someone.
An utilitarianism would probably search the specific issue of torture out to see if it fit their description of “Good and/or Right”. If this torture of one person or a small group were to benefit thousands of others by saving their lives and protecting their personal security, utilitarianism would say that it is good to do this because it is at the benefit of the more, and is right to do so in turn. Kant’s Duty based ethics would look at this
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In this case, torturing them just as they have tortured other might be a tough, but loving, way to express the point that might cause this person’s life to change.
I agree with the Christian view of this moral dilemma. There are consequences for our actions. Many times the consequences are a form of torture. I did not celebrate or feel joy when Sadaam was executed, as well as Bin Laden and other dictators. I did not feel joy because it’s always sad to know that these men, no matter what they done are going to suffer eternal torture. It brings me peace to know that the world has less worry and glad that I know Christ as my Savior, so I will not spend eternity in Hell.
The Bible addresses issues such as killing as self-defense, but torture is not described there. However, God uses torture on those he loves, even though He might not want to. Torturing humans in hell, or stating that trials are torture is not the intent here. There is no doubt that God is a loving, but just, being. God does, in fact, Love
The Bible calls us to be like God in that there are some things that we might not want to do, but are necessary for true love to be

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