Tuesday, June 08, 2004

THE "TICKING TIME BOMB" SECENARIO IS NOT A "LESSER OF TWO EVILS" SCENARIO
Per this discussion, a lot of people seem to think that in the "ticking time bomb" scenario, where a know terrorist knows the code that would prevent a nuclear weapon from detonating in 24 hours, torturing the terrorist to obtain the code would be the "lesser of two evils" and thus morally licit from a Catholic perspective.

It is no such thing. The choice for me isn't btween the torture the prisoner and the desturction of Manhattan, it is between the torture of the prisoner and not torturing the prisoner. Which makes the choice for Catholics clear.
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