3478Re: [pinoy_atheists] Re: Abolishing the death penalty
- Jun 7, 2006Tekton12,
There is a very interesting website on this issue:
There are numerous links here that deal with retributivist vs.
consequentialist form of justice or whatever its called.
On 6/7/06, tekton12 <tekton12@...> wrote:
> But maybe we should step back a bit and talk about the concept of
> punishment itself. Forget the death penalty for a moment. Forget
> about its association with religion. Let's look at the issue through
> secular eyes. What do you think about the concept of punishing
> another person for crimes committed against other humans? Is there a
> legitimate place, in your view, for punitive actions against
> behavior that threatens the lives of others? If you think there is,
> then how should this punitive action be carried out, who should
> carry it out, and to what extent should it be carried out?
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