Ted Dekker, one of my two top favorite authors, wrote on his Facebook:
Question: If the ONLY WAY to stop a ruthless rapist from raping your only, precious child was to kill him, would you? The priest in my novel, The Priest’s Graveyard wants to know what the underground thinks. Yes or No?
If Yes, would you turn yourself in for life in prison, or cover it up if you could? And don’t explain how you would choose another option, because there are none.
Be real, no philosophizing.
I did write my answer down in the comments (along with 1K+ people) and as I was reading their answers, I couldn’t help but wonder… would we all really kill so easily?
My answer for the first part of the question was yes – I would kill. I am not a parent yet, but I get quite protective even of my little ones in camp team, so I can only imagine what a mama-bear mom I would be when I will finally become a mom.
The answer for the second part is that I would turn myself in (at least that’s what I think I’d do – at the moment when I might have to do that, it would be quite a lot scarier…)…
What would you answer if you had to make the choice?