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IS IT WRONG TO BREAK AN IMMORAL PROMISE?
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22 / F / No where near you
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Posted 6/25/12
Yes I think it's ok to break an immoral promise. But I guess it really just depends on what that immoral promise is.
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Posted 6/25/12

dyingsoon wrote:

suppose, murder is morally wrong. Furthermore, let us suppose that breaking a promise is also morally wrong.
Now, A hates B so he hired C to kill B (Let's assume that C's reward for killing B is money.)

Note: any kind of reward for C is also possible.

C PROMISED A to kill B, As C is preparing to commit the deed, C has a change of heart, and decides that he will not go ahead with the murder.

Was it morally wrong for C to break his promise to A?




It depends entirely on the morality of the hired assassin. Morals are subjective so who really knows. In the case of those involved it would technically be considered immoral (and unprofessional) by A since depending on how C is paid (Assuming money as the reward) and has no guarantee of being reimbursed by C while B is still alive. This would most likely cause annoyance to A who, depending on position, may try to enact revenge on C.

In the eyes of common society, government and law, any act of taking the life of another person outside of warfare is a crime, and breaking your promise to kill the individual would be considered moral from that point of view most likely.

Again morality is subjective therefore who truly knows.
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Posted 6/25/12 , edited 6/25/12

dyingsoon wrote:

suppose, murder is morally wrong. Furthermore, let us suppose that breaking a promise is also morally wrong.
Now, A hates B so he hired C to kill B (Let's assume that C's reward for killing B is money.)

Note: any kind of reward for C is also possible.

C PROMISED A to kill B, As C is preparing to commit the deed, C has a change of heart, and decides that he will not go ahead with the murder.

Was it morally wrong for C to break his promise to A?




1. Killing B because A dislikes B is OUTRAGEOUS.
2. Why would you PROMISE to kill someone for a reason like, "I hate him."
3. Sure it could be immorally wrong to break a promise, but making a promise to kill some one unjustly/immorally would be much more immorally wrong than breaking a simple promise...
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17 / M / boys locker room
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Posted 6/25/12
It is worse to sin cruelly than to break a promise. If you are going to break a promise it might as well be for something positive.
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Posted 6/25/12
The dude did trust him.
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29 / M / Gotham City
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Posted 6/26/12
Crunchyroll mods made me promise to kill Dyingsoon.

Is it morally wrong for me to kill someone who is dying soon anyways?

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