I'm curious about this topic, and what everyone thinks. No judgements will be passed by me on anyone, I'm simply curious to see what everyone believes and why. Here are two scenarios, imagine them in context, and ask yourself what you would do and why you believe your choice is the most ethical. Scenario #1 You work for a law enforcement agency. One day, your organization captures an infamous terrorist, and you are 100% certain that this terrorist has placed a nuclear bomb in one of the major surrounding cities. After exhausting all attempts to coerce him into telling you the location of the bomb, you realize that torture will be the only way to obtain the information that you need. Do you......... a). Torture him for the information? It's not how Jesus would handle this, but thousands of innocent people will be saved by your actions. b). Treat the terrorist with mercy and compassion? The bomb will detonate, and thousands of innocent people will die, but you will have obeyed God's instructions about how to treat your enemies. Scenario #2 You have risen to power, and have become a beloved leader among your people. Soon following your coronation, a terrible famine sweeps the land. There is no way to obtain food, and the food stores that you do have will be exhausted within months, leaving your people to starve to death or resort to murder and cannabalism. Do you.......... a). Segregate and exterminate half of the population. The other half will (hopefully) have enough food to outlast the famine, and at least some of your subjects will survive. b). Do your best to comfort your people, but take no further action. Your civilization will likely starve to death, but at least you won't have all that innocent blood on your hands. I'm interested in everyone's opinions. If you have Bible verses to back up your opinion, even better. Thanks for contributing!