Short Answer: I'm Evil
Human life has no value in my mind. While it is truly up to the observer to judge the value of anything I have strong belief and evidence that supports human life having nearly the least value of anything anywhere. Some people mistake my belief that humans have no value for a general malice towards humans. And while I do hate humans, I don’t hate them for having no value.
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First of all, you could say that god values human life. If god valued human life, given his ultimate knowledge and wisdom, he would have arranged things so that we actually followed “the don’t” kill rule. Also more human lives have been taken in the name of god than for any other reason. You could then say that god gave us free will, to choose or choose not to kill. Well in response to that, I would say that that decision, to give man free will, was a really bad move because it is certainly not helping in the prevention of killing our own kind. Also to suggest that god created us to do something, and we can’t do it, means that God is flawed.
Next, humans, regardless of what god has asked us to do, are selfish by nature. We have taught ourselves to work together, as a survival mechanism. However anything we do is based on a selfish reason. Even when we do something for someone else we have a reason that benefits ourselves. Even when we do something that appear to be selfless, we will usually gain a sense of pride that we could do something selflessly. Otherwise we look for love to feed our own desire for touch and socializing. Humans feel like there is this abstract feeling of honor and pride and goodness in the world, but all actions in the world are driven by selfish desires. The problem some people find is that they believe once they find this fact out, that it is a bad thing, when it is only natural.
Next, just looking at the sheer number of humans out there, the value of any one human is microscopic. People get upset when 20 people die in the news, or they get hysterical when 50 or more people die. The fucking population of the planet is 6 billion people. 20 dead people are not threatening the existence of humanity. Neither is 50, or even 3 thousand. Another little hypocrisy of humans, especially Americans, is that if it doesn’t happen in America, Americans don’t give a shit. America was going ape-shit when 9/11 happened, saying things like, nothing like this has happened before, what evil could have done this, what an outrageous tragedy, what madman has done this? Ect ect ect. When terrorism on that level happens all the time in 3rd world countries most of America doesn’t even know exists. Only when it happens to us do we care. Before 9/11 the populace was developing the idea that America was untouchable, afterwards we escalated security and law enforcement to the point of pushing civil liberties. And while it is true that the constitution does allow for leniency in times of war you can’t really declare war on terrorism. The only way to effectively fight terrorism is to oppress your people and those who trade fundamental civil liberties for the interest of personal safety deserve neither freedom nor safety.
Humans are so hypocritical that they don’t deserve value in even an abstract way. If you do not understand the importance of hypocrisy or irony in general then it may be much harder for you to appreciate my views. If you observe any one human for any length of time you will realize just how hypocritical they are, and given enough time you will see than every human that exists, is hypocritical in one way or another, even me. I have been tainted by your world, exactly the same as everyone else, but few can appreciate that they have been tainted. In my world, every instance of hypocrisy makes you worth less. Looking at all of humanity, everyone exists in some state of worthlessness. Other bad attributes besides hypocrisy can contribute, but that is the worst. For the opposite of greed is generosity and a human may possess the latter attribute, making them “worth more” while another possess’ the first, making them worth less. But all humans exist in some state of hypocrisy.
Even god is a hypocrite. At least, he is a hypocrite in all the religions I have heard of. Every religion out there poses a thesis for god where god is always flawed in some way and the creation of the world is riddled with imperfection. While simultaneously the religion suggests that that god is perfect in all ways conceivable or otherwise, and because of this, those that can command in his name must also be of His will, because He allowed that person to exist. Ect ect ect.
Human life is just NOT precious, there are more humans than porn sites on the internet. Just because god created life does not mean that it is sacred. God also created death, and like life, these privileges are open to more than just humans. If god truly wanted life to be held sacred I think that he would have made the signs easy and clear enough to read that it would convince even the dumbest humans.
A lot of people have incomplete pictures of how god, the rules, and the afterlife, work. The picture most people have is that the afterlife, if you’re generally good, is a paradise of unparalleled quality. While at the same time, they don’t want to die. Some say that life is a very precious gift that shouldn’t be wasted. Well just from looking around I would say that an unparalleled paradise is looking better than earth. There are only two reasons that killing someone wouldn’t be considered an act of immense kindness. One they both (killer and killed) believe in sanctity of life, which is pretty obviously bullshit. Or they have doubts. Very few people have what is called “true faith” this is the absolute and unshakable faith that their religion and their beliefs are the truth, and if they were about to die, their belief in god would not even falter as they drifted into the darkness. Other people – most people – have some level of doubt. They fear that death could be the very end and that when they die they will no longer exist, or they fear that death is a horrible place and that heaven doesn’t exist. They fear, they are uncertain, all beliefs along that line that fall under doubt. Because of this doubt, people try to live as long as possible, just in case heaven isn’t as they hope it to be. If they truly believed in their god, people would be eager to die.
So the value of human life in abstract is 0 or less, while in real life the value of human life is determined by the slave trader, or butcher, but besides that I respect damn near anything, having value, more than humans.
So when people die, I don’t care. I may even be amused by it, if they died in an amusing way. I value older people more than children, since they have more years of personal development and character than a child. And life in general, is neither sacred, nor precious. Many of my other beliefs are based on this, like the use of drugs, and abortion and the death penalty.
Oh and clarifying for those of you who are curious – I hate myself too.