Saving One Life While Risking Others


If one has to take a job that involves doing something that could lead to deaths (e.g. manufacturing bombs for a country not yet at war, but talking about it) in order to earn enough money to save your brother’s life, is it ethically acceptable to take this work? (Situation in a novel I’m writing.)



  1. If there is currently no danger to anyone’s life, it is permitted to take the job. If the country is already at war, that might change the answer, but it would be dependent on many different details.

    I wish you every success in your novel writing!

    Best wishes from the Team