James seemed especially interested in this concept so I wanted to get it going.
I want to ask a morality question every now and then and see what my followers all tend to think. The question isn’t what the law would dictate; it’s what you personally think.
Either reply, send asks, fan-mail, or submit. I’m curious about your responses.
You’re driving your car down a suburban road with no sidewalks. You’re just slightly speeding (5 to 10 mph over) but it’s not in a residential area, and the roads have generally been deserted.
You get distracted and look away from the road for just a few seconds, and you accidentally hit a pedestrian who was walking along the side of the road. The pedestrian dies and you are determined to be at fault.
Before the pedestrian died, he managed to make it to a hospital and he admitted to his doctors and nurses that when you hit him, he was heavily armed and on his way to his ex-wife’s house. She had won custody of their three children in a messy divorce and he intended to kill all four of them.
Do you feel any differently about killing the pedestrian when you find out about his motives? Do you think he should have died, or furthermore, are you glad you hit him? Do you consider it a funny coincidence or divine intervention or destiny? Despite not knowing the victim’s motives when you hit him, do you think you should not be prosecuted for killing the pedestrian because of his confession?