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Originally posted by Kailassa
The biggest problem I have with justice that involves torture, is that someone has to administer it.
Can you imagine waking repeatedly, alone at night, seeing the image of that screaming face, contorted in agony, the eye liquifying as you pour acid into it?
Adminstering such justice is a cruelty to all concerned, even if they do not realise it at the time.
"Jesus, however, went to the Mount of Olives. At daybreak he appeared again in the temple, and all the people came to him. So he sat down and began to teach them. But the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery. After setting her before them, 4they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the very act of adultery. Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women to death. What do you say?” They said this to test him, so that they might have a charge against him. But Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.
When they persisted in questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let the person among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Then he bent down again and continued writing on the ground. When they heard this, they went away one by one, beginning with the oldest, and he was left alone with the woman standing there. 1Then Jesus stood up and said to her, “Dear lady, where are your accusers? Hasn't anyone condemned you?”
She said, “No one, sir.”
Then Jesus said, “I don't condemn you, either. Go home, and from now on do not sin any more.”
Originally posted by Somehumanbeing
Law functions as a deterrent by instilling fear of the consequences. If you look at western society, rampant in rape, murder and robbery, you will see the perpetrators sometimes smile in court, and admit gladly they have done the deed. Why? Because all they get in return is free food and accomodation in a prison.
Originally posted by Patrioitinsheepclothing
I like it, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth