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Do the ends justify the means?

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Do the ends justify the means?
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Yes. You can't clean up the world without dirtying your hands. He took the best possible approach and created a utopia.
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>>138729042

>living in the world knowing the eye of an unaccountable mass murderer is watching you at all times

Most people would die from stress, and society would rebel and he'd kill so many dissenters he wouldn't have enough people to rule over in the end.

No
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>>138729042
He just needed to get dicked to feel happy again
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We're making the mother of all omelets here jack

can't fret over every egg
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>>138729042
No.
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>>138729042
His system for determining guilt relied on news reports and police arrests. The idiot didn't think that a world of people knowingly working under a vengeful god automatically killing anyone arrested wouldn't try to game the system.

>"WHO NEEDS A COURT LOL WE CAN ALWAYS TRUST THE POLICE!"

LITERALLY YOU, STUPID EDGELORDS.

but I fucking loved death note.
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>>138729042
Depends on the ends.
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>>138729175
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>>138729042
Depends on what your trying to achieve
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Only if you win.
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>>138729042
Only if the means justify the end :^)
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If the Death Note were real and no anime bullshit was involved could someone get away with simply giving people heart attacks?
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>>138731538
It depends. The killer would have to be very careful about the targets they pick. If they killed people randomly, they could easily be traced down.
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>>138729114
Ummm That is what The Christan version of God is.

God Is holding your afterlife over your head to make you do good.

Light is holding your current life.
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>>138729042
Yes. But you can't lose in the end or everyone will shit on you.
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>>138731691
Nigger you did not just compare an anime character to a religious concept of God unironically.
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>>138732050
Except it sort of makes sense, since Light inteded to be the God of his new world. The analogy kind of falls apart if you think about it any deeper, since he's trying to create a perfect world by killing off wrong-doers instead of holding a reward over your head, and Light has no love of the people he's killing, which God in Christianity supposedly does.
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>>138731691
No? Somebody doesn't understand a thing about Christianity.
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>>138729042
Yes. I believe it was confirmed that after the end, crime worldwide shot up to insane rates. Humanity needs something to keep it in check, as there are too many people willing to just do harm.

Did he do it in the right way? No
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>>138731691
This anon has a point. If God was confirmed to not exist, more than the way it is now if there was some revelation that there was no god and all religion was false, people would go insane.
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>>138729042
I'll never know, I never finished this piece of shit.

The anime got boring after 5 episodes and it petered on for how long? 2 Seasons?
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Light's idea of a utopia was retarded. Basing who lives and who dies on something as subjective as his personal taste in them was doomed to fail.
A world with only kind-hearted people would be literally impossible to achieve, as the definition of kind-hearted would change over time.
He would just continue to kill people and never be satisfied.
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>>138729042
Yes they do.

Better yourself of be judged. Not living your life correctly is worthy of death
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>>138729114
>mass murderer

By the end, no one thought Kira was a mass murderer except the people that caught him.

To an average person, it was a god.

Also, there would be no rebellion because Kira is an unknown entity. They would be aimless in their rebellion.
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the ending is what ruined the show for me. Here's a guy who just wanted to help people and got kinda power crazy (as anyone would) then gets brutually shot in the end? I mean come the fuck on. That was just horrible. They really couldnt of found a better way. Seriously fuck that ending. Light deserved way more than that shit.
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>>138729042
Freeedom!!!11
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>>138729042
>Do the ends justify the means?

Same answer here.
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>>138732303
>If God was confirmed to not exist
muh psy ants!!!!

You do realize that science is incorrect by its own metric, right?

It's internally inconsistent.
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>>138731538
The problem wouldn't be so much getting caught as it would be creating a chain of terrible unintended consequences. Some UN members openly stated the "heart attacks" were being orchestrated and even accused the, of being a CIA plot.

Light in canon killed the worst ciminals in the world. We can safetly assume he killed a few dictators, crime bosses, and major terrorist leaders. The problem is though, killing anyone beyond a street level thug would have major ramifications and only add to the conflict. For example, you cannot kill off the heads of the various Mexican cartels and NOT expect the country to quickly descend into violent civil war. His methods were very flawed because you can't just kill people and expect society to change.
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>>138732608
>Here's a guy who just wanted to help people and got kinda power crazy (as anyone would) then gets brutually shot in the end?

He became a villian the second he killed the FBI agent's wife. He wasn't just cleansing the earth of criminals, he began taking glee in killing those who opposed him. By part 2, every major criminal was already dead. He was satisfying his messiah complex at that point.
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>>138732303
Seeing how literally everybody ignores God's rules when it suits them, it's safe to say that deep down, most people don't really give a shit.

What made Light's version of commandments effective was the fact that people could see the supernatural retribution immediately. There were no "maybe, kinda, in the afterlife?" excuses; the "divine" punishment was clear and swift.
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How about people just stop putting the names and faces of criminals online and on tv? That would solve everything.
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>>138733809
On one hand there was her life; on the other hand there were all those lives he would save from warlords, murderers etc. if he stayed free. If the ends justify the means, then killing her was both necessary and obviously the lesser evil.
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>>138733859
Light said that he will start killing "innocent" people if they do this.
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