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Should Organ Recipients Be Chosen on Merit?

Statement If a school teacher and a murderer are both on an organ-recipient waiting list, the teacher should receive an organ, even if the murderer has been on the list longer. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you do not have consistent criteria for deciding among multiple candidates for a donor organ. […]

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Should It Be Legal to Sell Your Body?

Statement It should be illegal to sell your organs. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you think there should be no limits on how people use their own bodies or you think that government should not interfere in the free market. It also might be a violation if you would consider selling […]

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Why Should I Avoid Sin If I’ll Be Forgiven?

Statement The blood of Jesus has paid for my sins, so I can do anything I like without worrying about the consequences. Q1 Analysis This is a Q1 violation if you believe that some things are wrong whether or not you will be punished for doing them, if you are wilfully misrepresenting your religion, or […]

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Should I Pay for Something If I Don’t Have To?

Statement If I can get something for free, there’s no reason I should pay for it. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you think that some forms of "voluntary" payment are not really voluntary. Q2 Analysis This is a Q2 violation if you would ever expect someone to voluntarily pay you for […]

Posted on November 5, 2010 at 9:41 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Is Vigilante Justice Sometimes Justified?

Statement Horse thieves should be lynched. Q1 Analysis This is a Q1 violation if you believe that individuals should not measure guilt and weigh punishment or you believe in the justice system. It may also be a Q1 violation if you think that evidence of guilt must be high before a death penalty is carried […]

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 9:41 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Should I Obey the Law? (Part 2)

Statement It’s okay to break the law in extreme circumstances. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation unless your criteria for determining what constitutes an extreme circumstance are in conflict with other beliefs or (possibly) if you believe that some laws should be obeyed just because they are laws. Q2 Analysis This is not […]

Posted on October 29, 2010 at 9:40 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Should I Obey the Law?

Statement If a law is wrong, it’s okay to break it. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation unless your criteria for determining when a law is wrong is in conflict with other beliefs or (possibly) you believe that some laws should be obeyed just because they are laws. Q2 Analysis This is not […]

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 9:40 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Should I Obey a Command from God?

Statement If God told me to kill someone, I would. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation if you think that divine command is sufficient justification to kill someone. Q2 Analysis This is a Q2 violation if you would blame someone for trying to kill you because they believed God wanted them to. Discussion […]

Posted on October 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Are Some Causes More Deserving than Others?

Statement We shouldn’t be spending millions of dollars sending probes to Mars when there are people starving right here on Earth. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you have an interest in pure science* or think you might benefit (even indirectly) from the space program. Q2 Analysis This may be a Q2 […]

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Should War Have Rules?

Statement Some things are so immoral that they cannot be done even in times of war. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation unless you would consider doing one of these things to prevent a war from being lost. Q2 Analysis This may be a Q2 violation if you disagree with an enemy over […]

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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