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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: Raggedyman
Well, there'd be fewer witches too!
It may seem like I'm all for mob justice in this thread. I'm not.
But I do support these people who recognized a real danger to their community and sent a message that sex abuse will not be tolerated. According to what's in the article, I would doubt anyone intended to murder the suspect--he died later from his injuries.
originally posted by: puzzlesphere
ATS seems to have become a whole lot more rabid since the election... it saddens me the absence of decorum and considered thought in many members.
So I'm going to express an opinion that will likely make most of the posters in this thread froth at the mouth.
I will preface it with this though:
Pedophilia is the absolute worst, the lowest of the low, the epitome of a completely broken spirit to need and be able to be able to abuse innocence.
The reality is that pedophiles are a symptom of our societies. They are produced as a result of the lack of care and attention for people across communities in general. They are the truly lost.
However, most in this thread come across as lunatics. Mob rule, murder, violence and no due process are leading us down a path of anarchy.
No matter how horrible the act, we, as a civilised society have must take the moral high ground, and accept a portion of responsibility for allowing situations that create these monsters.
Violence and abuse lead to more violence and abuse.
I am not institutionally religious, but religion has many good teachings... and a couple of those are justice and forgiveness.
Justice is not murdering the broken people of our world, and forgiveness is not condoning horrible acts.
To stop the cycle that creates monsters, we must confront the darkness in ourselves, be the bigger people, and find restraint and control so our children can learn from good examples.
At some point we have to evolve beyond murder and mob mentality, and find better solutions.
It will take generations to move towards an honour based and caring society, but it has to start somewhere.
Allowing unrestrained murder is not the answer or the first step towards a better world.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
Pedophile trumpeter beaten to death with own instrument by angry parents
I support the death penalty in certain circumstances. Protecting children is one of those circumstances Problem is the government tends to mismanage everything they touch