A question of ethics

A young girl falls into a lion’s pit at the zoo. Within minutes a hungry male would have devoured her in seconds, treating her like a happy meal.


The lion was shot, killed, and the girl spared. Why was it ‘ethical’ to save the girl over the lion?

The same lion was in the prairie. A pack of hyenas killed a deer and was run off by the lion who stole their prey and ate their lunch.

Was is it then ‘ethical’ for the lion to act as he did?

Now then, here’s a clue. Without God in the conversation, there is no ethic. There is no right or wrong, for it would have been equally right to kill the girl in the pen, as to allow the lion to have his way with her as bystanders watched in horror.

Why is it ‘ethical’ for the lion to steal and kill the deer, yet unethical to kill and eat the girl?

Without God and His created order, the conversation is over.


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17 Responses to A question of ethics

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Without God nature is just red tooth and claw; good point

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  2. Tricia says:

    Why indeed ColorStorm? Great question for people to ponder, if they dare.

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  3. BlackSheep says:

    It’s not about God but the parents. A child doesn’t just “fall” into the lion pit. Where the f were the parents? They’re the ones who should be shot, not the lion.


  4. BlackSheep says:

    Sorry. I’ll tone it down a bit next time. Great blog, by the way.

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  5. Pithy and well-written. A couple comments. Many people seem to think (judging from some of the comments) that “nature” is just about competition and survival of the fittest. It isn’t. Life cooperates in millions of ways, large and small. The kills are dramatic, I grant you, but many parts of life cooperate both within and between species. Only humans imprison others of their species for years on end and even torture them just because they can. And yet, we’re the species who is supposedly more in tune with God and made in his image.

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  6. Our species naturally values it’s own members, there’s nothing more to it. A chimpanzee family will choose to rescue a chimp baby rather than leave it to be eaten by a lion, of course. Your reasoning is a bit wonky there.


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