Unjustified Killing In The Ten Commandment

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Although the argument of Foster was well written, I find his first argument is the least persuasive. No one should be sacrificed for any reason. Sacrificing one person to save four others is not justification to kill because the number does not matter. Also, the cave is not outside the jurisdiction of Newgarth; the law applies to them because they are citizens of Newgarth, and the law may be extended to them even if they were outside the territorial borders of Newgarth (D’Amato, 2010).
The defendants had another option, not to eat anyone and wait for rescuers even if they die of starvation, but instead, they did a wrongful act. Case in point, Whetmore changed his mind even if he was the one who propose this idea, they murdered him. They had the option of not doing anything. In my opinion, I would rather die of hunger than to kill someone.

On the other hand, I believe that Judge Keen has persuasive arguments, and I
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The command to forbid killing in the Ten Commandments is a blanket statement that includes avoiding every type of killing (Butt, 2009). From a Christian and moral perspective, we know that unjustified killing is wrong. God’s command is very clear on this point: “You shall not murder.” We also find in Genesis 9:6, another clear statement that shows the punishment of murdering someone, “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind” (Genesis 9:6, NIV). We have the freedom of choice to follow God’s commands or follow Satan, who is the originator of evil. A person can choose either A or B, but some people chose evil and became the agents of evil in the world. However, we have real freedom to refuse evil, but we do not do it, and as a result, evil continues to spread. We must obey what God says, or we face the consequences on judgment

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