Is torture ever acceptable?

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Poll Is torture ever acceptable? (48 votes)

Yes 52%
No 48%
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No. I am a conservative but even then I disagree with death sentence of any kind. Torture is very cruel.

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Self-evidently, yes. If you cannot picture even a singular scenario where torture is acceptable then your imagination is extraordinarily limited.

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Child predators, mass murderers and other scum of the earth.

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Only in cases where an entire nation is threatened by the knowledge of one man.

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Depends on how much torture and for what reason.

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Before there was a truth serum, I'd say yes. But not now.

The only reason I would support torture would be an information need to know scenario. But now with a truth serum torture is obsolete.

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#7  Edited By Zetsu-San

@backstabber said:

Before there was a truth serum, I'd say yes. But not now.

The only reason I would support torture would be an information need to know scenario. But now with a truth serum torture is obsolete.

Truth Serum doesn’t work that way. It may inhibit your ability to plan out a lie, but it also makes you incredibly prone to suggestion, misremembering things, and babbling whatever non-sensical thing pops into your head at the time.

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It really depends, guy. If the feds need to divulge info from a terrorist or major narcotics/sex slaver, then maybe. Any one else I can't condone it.

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Depends on your moral reasoning. If you think you should never inflict pain and suffering then no. If you think the good of the many outweighs the needs of the one, then yes, there would be instances where it would be morally correct to torture. For instance, if someone was part of a group that planned to detonate a atomic or dirty bomb but you did not know when or where. Torturing the individual would potentially save thousands of lives.

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all child predators should be castrated in public

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@backstabber said:

Before there was a truth serum, I'd say yes. But not now.

The only reason I would support torture would be an information need to know scenario. But now with a truth serum torture is obsolete.

Truth Serum doesn’t work that way. It may inhibit your ability to plan out a lie, but it also makes you incredibly prone to suggestion, misremembering things, and babbling whatever non-sensical thing pops into your head at the time.

If that is true, then yes I would turn a blind eye to a terrorist being tortured for life saving information. I mean big life saving information. However I would refrain from any permanent damage, in the sense of taking an arm or blinding. However a few burn marks around the chest would be exceptable!

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Not as standard practice imo.

There may be individual instances where torture results in the best outcome, but it should NOT be normalized as routine.

And, of course, it should never be used as mere punishment for a crime.

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Only if there is no better alternative.

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#14  Edited By DoctorDaMn

Yup, in some cases...

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Nope, an eye for an eye is an attitude that never leads to anything good.

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@d1vine_ said:

all child predators should be castrated in public

The problem with this, and it's the same with death penalty, is that if the person is wrongly convicted, you're subjecting someone to a truly awful punishment.

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@d1vine_ said:

all child predators should be castrated in public

The problem with this, and it's the same with death penalty, is that if the person is wrongly convicted, you're subjecting someone to a truly awful punishment.

I honestly agree tbh that's one of the problems I see with it. I think there should be more in actually convicting said individual with irrefutable evidence.

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Not really, what exactly are we going to torture someone for? For information? There's been evidence that torture isn't an effective form of getting information since the victim is likely to just say whatever they think the torturer would like to hear.

As punishment...why? Also if an innocent person ends up tortured and scarred mentally because of that it would be horrible.

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Yep for pedophiles, mass murders, and serial rapists.

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In extreme cases, sure. Otherwise, morally, it feels rlly cruel and inhumane.

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#21  Edited By mimisalome

well according to modern day sensibilities.

Anything is acceptable as long as it is consensual

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Rapists and Pedophiles DESERVE to be tortured brutally in public , they deserve to be absolutely destroyed both physically and mentally in PUBLIC , i would pay to ses them get what they deserve .

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I don't think so.

For information gathering, it is too likely to get you bad intel.

For punishment, there is too great a chance you could harm an innocent person.

I can't think of another reason to legitimize torture.

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#24  Edited By Nerise

Hell fucking yes it is
Imagine someone who raped and/or murdered people getting a 20 year timeout.

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The mother of Gabriel Fernandez and her boyfriend should have gotten tortured over a period of 2 weeks before being put down. Damn I just remembered that case...

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Mentally, maybe? If the person is causing/going to cause direct harm to others I don't see the harm in isolation/visual torture/starvation/etc. to get info from someone.

Psychical torture is a bit sticky, mostly because people have a tendency to lose the point. If you're going to like, waterboard someone, don't do it because you get turned on by being able to do sick things to someone without consequence, do it because you want to stop harm from being brought upon the people who are at risk. It's a grey area.

Revenge psychical torture is never really okay for official organizations to do though, it's pointless.

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Yes. For murderers, stealers, rapists, people that torture others themselves, gay/lesbian people etc.

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Yes. For murderers, stealers, rapists, people that torture others themselves, gay/lesbian people etc.

Are you making a joke ?

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@johanliebert123: No explanation needed. Why the hell would guys imitate girls and girls imitate guys.

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@johanliebert123: No explanation needed. Why the hell would guys imitate girls and girls imitate guys.

......... cosplay is not homosexuality

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@johanliebert123: I'm talking about both in general, and if you don't think homosexuality is messed up, then there is something wrong with you.

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@johanliebert123: I'm talking about both in general, and if you don't think homosexuality is messed up, then there is something wrong with you.

You are just homphobic , there is nothing else to it

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@johanliebert123: Yeah, that's true. Gay/lesbian/bisexuals are not normal, and no one can change my mind.

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@johanliebert123: Yeah, that's true. Gay/lesbian/bisexuals are not normal, and no one can change my mind.

Your mind is just 2000 years outdated

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@johanliebert123: Lmao. So I'm the one that's not normal for disliking homosexuality.

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@abdulboriy: yes , your mind is just million ears old

What is your problem with people having different gender preferences and attractions ?

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@johanliebert123: This looks normal to you?

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Is being normal even worth it ?

Your " Normal " is a standard way of thinking that was set by thousands of years of murdering of Innocent people for their sexual preference .

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@johanliebert123: I'm not saying killing them is ok, but this should be illegal.

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@johanliebert123: No explanation needed. Why the hell would guys imitate girls and girls imitate guys.

ever met anyone like that? Ever had someone you know be on of em? Cause they'll tell you why. Even if it goes beyond what you consider normal, why would you torture such people?

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@johanliebert123: I'm not saying killing them is ok, but this should be illegal.

Why tho ? If two women want to have a sexual relation and both consent it and love each other , what is the problem in it ?

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@darkthunder: I was taking it too far when I said torture, but it's messed up. If anyone I knew was like that, I would break my ties with them even if they are my family or friends.

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@darkthunder: I was taking it too far when I said torture, but it's messed up. If anyone I knew was like that, I would break my ties with them even if they are my family or friends.

but how does it affect you, why the hell do you even care?

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@johanliebert123: I'm not saying I'm gonna go attacking them, but it's the stupidest thing ever. While they can do whatever they want with their life with their 5-year-old mentalities.

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@johanliebert123: I'm not saying I'm gonna go attacking them, but it's the stupidest thing ever. While they can do whatever they want with their life with their 5-year-old mentalities.

Bruh how is loving someone and want to have a life with them 5 year old mentality ?

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#50  Edited By Darkthunder

@darkthunder: It just pisses me off.

that's my question. Why?

I can't care less about anyone's opinion, but there has to be a legit reason. Who decides what's normal anyways? These conditions are scientifically backed, they're as normal as us