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Example - if someone killed your child and you say that you want to be the one to flip the switch on the electric chair after the killer is convicted ... why is that bad?
Example - Germany invades Poland in WWII and wipes out large numbers of people. At the end of the war the Polish survivors want to witness the executions of those who mass murdered their fellow countrymen. Why is that bad?
Example - Timothy McVeigh set off a bomb that killed dozens of preschool children. The parents of the dead children want him dead and push to view the execution. Why is that bad?
Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
reply to post by Donnie Darko
Also I find it funny that people who do not bat an eye at an "animal" being put down screams "sanctity of life" when that same idea is applied to a human. Kinda hypocritical don't you think? Rather like when that *endangered* Tiger was driven to the point that it would escape it's cage by taunting and then it was put down "for our safety".
Originally posted by andy1033
Revenge is for the lowest form of humans.
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
you are likely to respond with disproportionate force, which will just result in more misery and pain.
Originally posted by Donnie Darko
It is natural for people to want revenge, but it is pointless.
Originally posted by Amagnon
Revenge is in fact a very high moral ideal, that it has been slandered and that this question could even be debated is repulsive.
Originally posted by Ambient Sound
Revenge takes you to the same level as the ones you are getting Revenge on.
Justice makes you sad that retribution or punishment was required to discourage future behavior. Justice should be dispassionate.
Justice does not hate.
Originally posted by symmetricAvenger
Originally posted by getreadyalready
I don't think revenge puts you on the same level as those who wronged you. As an innocent victim seeking revenge, you should have righteousness and justice on your side.
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
It is all very well when we ennact revenge on the right perpitrator.
Originally posted by purehughness
Because, quite simply, two wrongs don't make a right.