Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The culture of killing

Most of my views are pretty weasly-moderate. But I am pretty passionately against the death penalty, for whatever reason. I even thought of making it my career briefly, before futility and science's siren song lured me back.

Freepers, on the other hand, think violence is the solution to just about every problem.

But on a thread about how Missouri recently executed a man missing part of his brain without any examination of his mental state, three Freepers banded together to shout down the pro-death crowd with bible verses and solidarity.

Naturally, this made some death penalty die hards *ahem* go amusingly crazy.

Politicalkiddo sets the level of analysis:
If he had enough of a brain to kill someone, he had enough of one to be punished for it.
Graybeard58 is one of The Three:
The death sentence is among other things, an exercise in futility. It solves nothing, it heals nothing, it satisfies vengeance which many confuse for justice, it reconciles nothing, is irreversible, and is unjust.

We are in a very small minority here but we are in agreement.
P-Marlowe rolls Old Testament to show that God loves him some death penalty. No word on stoning adulterers, though:
The death sentence is among other things, an exercise in futility. It solves nothing, it heals nothing, it satisfies vengeance which many confuse for justice, it reconciles nothing, is irreversible, and is unjust.

You are aware, aren't you that God decreed that "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man." Genesis 9:6?

I noticed that you use God in your tagline. Are you suggesting that God's decreed punishment for murder "solves nothing, it heals nothing, it satisfies vengeance which many confuse for justice, it reconciles nothing, is irreversible, and is unjust."?

Do you believe that you are more wise, compassionate and holy than God?
P-Marlowe follows up with this head scratcher:
Those who have a blanket objection to the death penalty have no respect for life.
P-Marlowe then confuses immediate defense with the death penalty:
Tell me, if a madman had your child by the throat and was ready to stab her in the heart and you had a gun nearby, would you execute the bastard or forgive him in advance and let him go through with his intentions?
Rainier1789 knows you gotta execute the mentally impaired, to keep people from arguing they're mentally impaired:
Next you’ll have the defenders of vicious murderers arguing, “The arresting officer said he was “one sick bastard”, therefore we must let him live”
wardaddy makes me reeeealy curious:
I have questions about this circumstance....severe brain trauma or surgical excision do alter personality markedly

The dulling especially when loss is frontal lobes raises my interest

I have personal experience with this

5 comments:

  1. I wouldn't put it past wardaddy to have had a relative who received a lobotomy.

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  2. Or maybe his extensive list of ex girlfriends all over the world, whom he showered with lavish gifts from Tiffany etc, were exclusively found in brain trauma recovery rooms.

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    1. Then again, maybe Wardaddy himself is a lobotomy survivor. It makes sense.

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  3. Good old 2nddivvet..made 300 large 30 years ago..same guy begging for freepers to help him pay rent.
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    I was pulling in 300 large selling payphones thirty years ago, for goodness sakes, so I hope she's making at least 700. LOL
    14 posted on 3/25/2015, 3:35:41 PM by 2ndDivisionVet (The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.)
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    1. Dr.Mrs.TheMonarchMarch 28, 2015 at 9:24 AM

      Doesn't he now need to raise $2,000,000.00 for Ted Cruz?
      I believe that was promised on more than one occasion.
      Better hop to it. That cash isn't gonna raise itself.

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