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Do people seek out justice because of their lack of ability to forgive?
It seems society is thirsty for justice but why? In terms of justice I mean sending someone to jail or executing someone before trying to help them.
It's more like a form of social control so people can try to sleep in peace.
I'm not religious but I do agree the the quote "Let those without sin throw the first stone." I agree it would be better to not have people on the streets killing people but I think it is a waste to throw them in a cell and forget about them. How does that make us any better than the criminal? Hating and being angry at people because of what they have done seems illogical because our anger punishes us anyway.
What do you think justice is on a mental level for those who seek it?
Originally posted by Ralphy
I feel some people are more worried about seeking justice as in "an eye for an eye" out of anger which is irrational.
Justice - The administering of deserved punishment or reward. – dictionary.com
1. the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause.
2. rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason: to complain with justice.
3. the moral principle determining just conduct.
4. conformity to this principle, as manifested in conduct; just conduct, dealing, or treatment.
5. the administering of deserved punishment or reward.