In my mind to not oppose the Nazis would have been also wrong.
Then taking life is sometimes okay, right?
Not really. It’s just that doing nothing while an army of stormtroopers is marching across Europe would also be wrong.
I really don’t think you’re understanding what the survey is all about.
Hey I can only do the best I can with what I have to work with! :)
Looking back, if the question had been worded, “Is it always absolutely wrong to kill?”, I would have disagreed, because it implies that there are absolute moral values. While I agree that there ARE moral values, they are not absolute. If I were placed in a position where I had a gun and the only way to stop some madman with a loaded Uzi from opening fire on a crowd of people were to kill him, I would probably do it. NOT because killing him is Right, but because it is marginally Less Wrong than allowing him to gun down twenty other people. In my opinion, if you ever catch yourself thinking, in this particular situation it’s not wrong to kill, well presumably that was how a whole nation of devout Christian Germans convinced themselves that it wasn’t wrong to kill 6 million Jews.