To Kill or Not to Kill

March 12, 2007 9:23am CST
I'm sure most of you read 'the Chambers' by John Grisham. I'm just wondering about your take on capital punishment? I'm against it. It kills innocent victims and take away the chance to change and live decently. I still believe that a man is a struggle of good and back, and that in the end, the good will prevail. Getting a life before it has a chance to change is unspeakable. It's enough that they suffer in prison, why take the lives?
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• Philippines
13 Mar 07
I agree with capital punishment for heinous crime offenders. Its called reaping what you sow. If a law was pass for this kind of punishment then so be it. My views are if its not meant to be then the law of capital punishment would have been veto. This question I post to the jackie_mmm the topic starter. You say that give them a chance to change. If you trully believe what you say please answer my question honestly. Would you allow your own child (if you have a child) be alone in the same room with a reform serial killer rapist? Would you yourself give that inmate your trust that he will not harm your child? Can you honestly say yes without a shadow of a doubt?
13 Mar 07
Never heard of it. Personally I think killing people is wrong, unless they've commit crimes which are very cruel or just pure evil. No one has the right to take lifes, although those who do should be punished because if they didn't. You see A LOT more happening and this sets an example. (even if it's sick) Kudos, ~Joey
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
13 Mar 07
i am against killing. i think the worst thingthat you can do to a human who commited a crime is put him in prison for the rest of his life. i don't think that anyone should take god's part here. he and only he should decide if to take a human life or not..
@yanjiaren (9050)
12 Mar 07
This is such a controvercialissue and there are so many shades of grey. It is definately not a black and white subject, though many would disagree with me. I only don't know what do we do with serial killers and paedophiles. Are they still human? Or beasts? Can they ever be rehabilitated into normal human existence? Can they repent? If someone can give me an answer to that , then I would agree that capital punishment is a no no..I am still undecided on that one because I am quite ignorant about certain kinds of human behaviour..or should I say INHUMAN behaviour.