Hotel fires, plane crashes, and man’s duty to protect and help

Doug Dyment over at has a couple of generally helpful articles about how to be prepared in case of a hotel fire (PDF) or plane crash (PDF), but there’s an enormous problem with them—they assume that your whole purpose is self-preservation. There is no concept (except for parents with their children) of taking leadership with a view to helping as many people as possible survive, starting with the weak and helpless, even if in doing so you should die.

Yet is this not man’s duty before God?

Work needs to be done here—a body of work needs to be developed that rediscovers and teaches man’s duties in these types of situations. Previous generations of men would have found it incomprehensible that such a guide could ever be needed—but today, it is. Who will do it?

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