Originally Posted by Idgit
The point is, precisely, that he doesn't *have* to. He's considering escalating a situation by doing something that's going to make the situation worse. There are better solutions, and they're better not just because they don't involve killing the cat. They're better because they result in better outcomes, across the board.
"Though shalt not kill" doesn't apply to animals. "Do unto others" probably applies to killing somebody else's pet, though. At least, I can't imagine any interpretation where it wouldn't.
Your decisions are your own, Cajun. I'm done in this thread, but I hope it turns out that you really were looking for a solution to an actual problem rather than simply looking for a justification for killing your neighbor's pet. Good luck with it.
Actually the whole quote is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
Lets keep it in context. And since I would want them to come to me first, as I had done and in a civil manner as I have done, I have done as I would have him do to me in that situation. The difference is in how I would handle it vs. the way he handled it.